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Who's Teaching in Northville Public Schools?

A Bridge Magazine database compares teacher salaries, education and other district information across the state.

A Bridge Magazine database shows how Northville teachers measure up against those throughout Michigan. Photo credit: Patch file photo
A Bridge Magazine database shows how Northville teachers measure up against those throughout Michigan. Photo credit: Patch file photo
A database published in Center for Michigan's Bridge Magazine shows how schools in Northville compare with state-wide averages when it comes to teacher education, salary, pupil-teacher ratios and other categories. 

The database is part of the magazine's "Building a better teacher" series, which includes articles on teaching in Canada and the state's teacher education and certification process. 

Here are some of the numbers for schools within Northville:

Average Teacher Salary
Northville: $72,515
Novi: $76,043
Farmington: $76,621
Plymouth-Canton: $66,688
Michigan: $62,613

Pupil-Teacher Ratio
Northville: 26
Novi: 21
Farmington: 22
Plymouth-Canton: 24
Michigan: 23

Teacher Head Count
Northville: 465
Novi: 416
Farmington: 825
Plymouth-Canton: 1,078
Michigan: 101,697

Percent with advanced degree/certification
Northville: 82 percent
Novi: 79 percent
Farmington: 84 percent
Plymouth-Canton: 84 percent
Michigan: 62 percent

View the entire report on bridgemi.com and tell us what you think by posting a comment. 
Boiling October 11, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Tamara: I have sat here reading your rants. If something doesn’t fit in your centrally defined ideas then it is socialist or communist. You define this country wrong; let’s pick the most common socialist programs that we have: Military/Defense (wars), Highways/Roads & bridges, Public Libraries, Public Schools, Police & Fire Departments, Student Loans & Grants, Postal Service, Garbage Collection, Farm Subsidies, Vaccines (Polio), Corrections, Business Subsidies, VA Benefits, Water & Sewers systems, Courts, GI Bill, Zoos, Public Art Institutes, Museums, Medicare, 9-1-1 systems, Public Beaches and Recreation Departments, Mass Transit, CDC, FEMA, Homeland Security, USDA, Customs & Border Patrol, Peace Corps, Social Security, and many others. No matter who we are, and no matter how bad some of these ideas preform, we all benefit from something on this list. Stop bashing Government, and stop belly aching about your personal liberties, a society based on a single idea will fail, Socialism or Capitalism alone are doomed to fail. If you want to take any single item I have listed, and weaken the fabric of America (our safety nets), then you must eliminate all of these ideas, new, old, tried and proven, no matter what you benefit from. The founding fathers of this country knew from the start that in order for this county to survive that it was the fabric of the Nation, not the Iron Clad ideas of a single person or group that would make us a success. We have the opportunity to peacefully over through our government every couple of years. I’d suggest that we use (voting) this opportunity, and that we use our strengths to prevent the gerrymandering that Tea party and Republicans are doing to this country.
Tamara October 11, 2013 at 10:47 PM
If it is so upsetting Boiling (you don't agree with it) - then just don't read it. As American's - it seems like we should be able to agree on simple things like - we hate freedoms being taken away - we don't want our tax dollars wasted - we want our children to be well educated - we want to be safe - and we don't want communists in our congress. If we can't agree on those things then we are wasting our time here and we will never come together. I am just saying there are plenty of countries where that already exists so don't take it away from us here. People come here from all over the world seeking freedom and prosperity and once it is gone - it is gone. Current leadership has us so divided - I just don't know how we will ever come together. If we don't come together then half (ish) of us are always going to be very upset. Am I going to speak out when I am losing freedoms - every single time! You can insult it by using words like bashing and belly aching to try to top it as much as you want and I will just get louder. I have relatives that died for our freedoms! You want me to be quiet yet you speak of multiple voices being required? Freedom of Speech is there for a reason. Yikes - you guys want to get rid of that too now? Oh that is right - you only want to hear from people that agree with you. Don't take this the wrong way - but could I buy you a one way ticket to China where everything you want already exists?
Denise Nash October 13, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Just because I'm against stuff like this, doesn't mean I'm a communist. http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/whats-the-condition-of-the-pipeline-beneath-the-straits-of-mackinac-video/
Tamara October 13, 2013 at 05:23 PM
I agree - not all Dem's are commies ;) I did not mean to express that if I somehow did.
Tamara October 13, 2013 at 05:33 PM
I do not know anybody - in either party - that wants oil spills or the Great Lakes ruined. If pipelines are damaged and putting this at risk - they should be fixed. I get very upset when the government wastes so much money in so many ways and then things that need to be fixed are not.

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