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A Better Place To Learn


Shelby Township is proud of the many first-class education systems provided to its residents. Whether it is a local school district or an integrated library system, residents will have access to a better place to learn.  

Residents have access to three high schools, five middle schools and 16 elementary schools, plus the multitude of other School of Choice districts in Macomb County.  A short drive also provides residents with a plethora of higher education options. The Shelby Township library connects residents with a vast catalog of information through a cooperative that spreads throughout metro Detroit. 


Shelby Township Library The Shelby Township Library opened to the public in August of 1972. During its first week, it was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback and welcomed its first 515 registered patrons.


In April of 1973, the library joined what is now the Suburban Library Cooperative, allowing it to receive and borrow materials from all other libraries in Macomb County. Today, the library consists of 12,500 square feet, 100,500 collections, 310 programs and 27 computers.


Suburban Library Cooperative

The Suburban Library Cooperative is a network of public libraries in metro Detroit, which have joined together to secure services which can be performed more effectively and economically as a group. Established in 1978 under Michigan Public Act 89 of 1977, the Cooperative provides member libraries with several important services, ranging from automated circulation of library materials to access to the Internet. The Suburban Library Cooperative also assists member libraries in a variety of ways in their efforts to better serve the public. Libraries in the following communities are members of the Suburban Library Cooperative: Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Fraser, Harper Woods, Lenox, Macomb Township, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, Ray, Richmond, Romeo, Roseville, Shelby, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Troy, Utica and Warren.

Shelby Township Library
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: 586-739-7414 Fax: 586-726-0535 
  Suburban Library Cooperative
Cooperative Offices 44750 Delco Blvd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Phone: 586-685-5750 


Utica Community Schools
As a nationally recognized school district, Utica Community School students are prepared for a very bright future.

Student achievement levels in UCS consistently outperform state and national levels. Among the tests performed by students, UCS has the highest MEAP, MI Merit and ACT scores in Macomb County. The district’s graduation rate of 90% is also 14 points higher than the State of Michigan average.

Over the years, all four of UCS high schools, Eisenhower, Henry Ford II, Stevenson and Utica, have made appearances on the Newsweek Magazine’s list of the America’s Top High Schools. Eisenhower has been named three times, and Ford II has been named twice.

UCS also offers students programs such as the Center for Science and Industry and the Utica Academy for International Studies. The CSI program is a two-year program that allows students who want a career in technology to expand their learning opportunities in fields such us Engineering Technology, Mechatronics and Multimedia Technology. The UAIS program is a four-year course of study that results in an International Baccalaureate Diploma centered around English, foreign language, science, mathematics/computer science, fine arts and social studies.

UCS Administrative Service Center
11303 Greendale
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Phone: 586-797-1000

High School district map
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Higher Education

There are 10 institutions located a half hour or less from Shelby Township including Oakland University, Rochester College and Macomb Community College. Outside of the half-hour radius, there are 29 more venues within an hour’s drive.

List of Schools

Macomb Community College
If you live in Macomb County, chances are your life is touched by Macomb Community College every day. Macomb Community College alumni can be found in local doctor’s and veterinarian’s offices, police and fire departments, business and industry, as well as in the college’s own classrooms and offices. Macomb Community College alumni support a mission that encompasses education, enrichment and economic development, making Macomb a major contributor to the community’s overall quality of life.


Macomb at a Glance:

Oakland University

Oakland University is a world-class academic institution located on 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows in Rochester, Mich. A vibrant academic community, Oakland University currently enrolls more than 20,000 students, boasts nearly 100,000 alumni, and delivers more than 260 degree and certificate programs.

The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.

Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilitiesstudent services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County's Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.