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Mission Statement

Bad Axe Public Schools is committed to providing quality education for all students to reach their highest potential academically, socially, and physically.
Vision Statement

Empowering successful learners for today, tomorrow, and the future.
Community of Bad Axe

Bad Axe Public Schools consists of one inclusive campus off of South Van Dyke Road (M-53) on the west side of the city limits of Bad Axe.  The campus consists of four buildings: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Ascent High School.  In addition, the campus has well maintained athletic fields and facilities such as the Claude Marsh Field for football, Turmell Field for baseball, Linda and John Rowland Performing Arts Center as well as a track, softball, soccer, and tennis complexes.
Bad Axe is a rural community with a population of approximately 3,000. It is the county seat for Huron County located in the Upper "Thumb" of Michigan.  The district encompasses the City of Bad Axe and parts of Verona, Colfax, Meade, Lincoln, Sheridan, and Bingham townships. 

Within close proximity to the school campus is the Huron Medical Center, Huron Technical Center, county fairgrounds and ice arena, Huron County Courthouse, and a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, and other locally owned businesses.

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September 26  Elementary


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Bad Axe Schools in the News

DeCourval Soccer Complex Brick Order Form

Soccer Bricks.pdf

Bad Axe Public Schools Announces Snow Day Notification System

Snow Day Notification System

Bad Axe Public Schools Announces March 2014
Citizens of the Month
March District.doc

Bad Axe Public Schools Announces February 2014
Citizens of the Month

Homeless Resources
Our district Homeless Liaison is Karrie Foy.  If you feel you need assistance, please contact her at 989-269-2735 ext. 5002 or by email at

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