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Northside Elementary is located just north of the main campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  When you live in this area of Ann Arbor you’ll have the perfect blend of being near the culture of Ann Arbor while still having options for playing outdoors.  With nearby nature areas like the Black Pond Woods Nature Area, Bird Hills Nature Area, Barton Nature Area and so many more, you’ll always have a great trail, picnic area, playground and river walk within close proximity.
Northside Elementary


If your child is attending Northside Elementary, they’ll be enrolled at a school that wants to help each child realize their aspirations in an innovate system of teaching and learning.  Through project based learning, Northside educates their students to have twenty-first century skills and focus on teaching collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking as ways to be successful in the real world.

Facts about the Northside Elementary

• Northside Elementary was also ranked 19th among the 20 elementary schools in Ann Arbor.
• Northside Elementary was ranked better than 51.9% of the elementary schools in Michigan.
• There are 19 full-time teachers.
• The ratio between teachers to students is 11.1.
• In any given school year, there are approximately 220 students.

Facts about the Northside Elementary District

There are nearly 17,000 students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools which covers over 125 square miles.  Encompassing the city of Ann Arbor as well as portions of eight surrounding communities, there are:

• 20 Elementary Schools
• 5 Middle Schools
• 3 High Schools
• 3 Alternative High Schools

School Information

Northside Elementary
912 Barton Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-994-1958
Principal: Joan Fitzgibbon

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Balas Administration Building
2555 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104