Welcome to Leonard Elementary School, where kids are the heart of our learning community.
Situated in the center of the city of Troy, Michigan, the staff, parents and community are proud of the school’s many accomplishments. In addition to being a fully accredited Blue Ribbon School, Leonard has received the Michigan Department of Education’s prestigious Golden Apple Award acquired through exemplary M.E.A.P. scores. Leonard is also fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges (N.C.A.), assuring that high educational standards are being met daily. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment where each of our students will develop academically, emotionally and socially.
Our diverse population receives stimulating classroom instruction that is supported by many additional services. Programs include: Building Bridges, a full day, Monday-Thursday, pre-school program to prepare students for the daily Kindergarten program the following year and C.A.R.E. Company which provides families a childcare opportunity for children before and after school. The multifaceted needs of our children are met daily through creative classroom teaching strategies, and special education programs. Students needing additional English support can become part of our English as the Second Language (E.S.L.) program. First graders needing assistance with developing additional reading skills can take part in our highly successful Reading Recovery program. Offering a myriad of support services, Leonard Elementary School focuses on the achievement of every child.
The strength of Leonard Elementary School is found in the dedication of our students, parents, and educators working together in a cooperative spirit. As a community of learners, we are focused on the successes of our students as they prepare for the world of tomorrow. We hope you will join us in this noble pursuit!
Leonard Elementary School Principal
Troy evolved from a large rural area during the 1960s into an upscale suburban community and is one of the largest cities in Oakland County. Nicknamed the City of Tomorrow, Troy is the home to 4000 businesses including six corporate headquarters. Demographically, Troy is an economically, racially and ethnically diverse community.
The Troy School District covers an estimated 27.4 square miles within the City of Troy. It is comprised of twelve elementary schools, four middle schools, two traditional high schools, a high school offering the International Baccalaureate program and an alternative high school. There are approximately 12,000 students enrolled in the Young Fives-12 program.
Leonard Elementary School opened in 1960. The present Leonard building, built in 1961, was given the name in memory of the old one-room Leonard School at the northeast corner of Coolidge and Long Lake Road, built in 1883 and named for Mason Leonard, former Township Supervisor and a member of District No. 3 School Board for many years. Mason was also a farmer and stock man in Troy Township. He married Maggie E. Bingham, also from Troy, and they had 5 sons: Charles M., Stewart J., Harry, Burt and Ray. Our source says that they were a lively group.
Today, it has an enrollment of more than 453 students in grades Building Bridges-5th. Our attendance area encompasses one and a half square miles located in the center of Troy. Sixty-five professional and support staff provide a safe and positive learning experience for our students.