Why Bay City Public Schools?

Why should you choose the Bay City Public Schools? Opportunities.

We have classes, athletic teams, extracurricular activities, and many other opportunities which meet the needs, and interests, of ALL students. If your student has a subject, sport, or hobby they love, there is a place for them in the Bay City Public Schools. These opportunities are available for exploration too; students can find something new to get involved in! Below is only a small portion of what we offer at each level (not all opportunities are available in all buildings; call us or visit school websites for more details.)

Our athletic teams re made up of the best student-athletes in the area. We have both male and female teams at the middle and high schools. Our high school teams play at the freshmen, JV, and varsity levels. There are several teams that have won district and State championships like Western High School’s baseball team, Central High School’s Competitive Cheer team, and even some of our middle school teams!

Our Elementary Schools: Auburn, Hampton, Kolb, MacGregor, Mackensen, McAlear-Sawden, Washington

We have...

  • Student Council which coordinates school activities and community volunteerism

  • Tech-Wizards Program

  • Wetland Wakeup

  • STEM and STEAM in-school and after-school programs partnering with community agencies and our middle schools

  • Lending Library for summer reading

Our Secondary Schools: Handy Middle, Western Middle, Central High, Western High, Eastern High

We have...

  • Robotics Teams (Western’s team went to the World Competition!).

  • Vocal and Instrumental Performances such as Jazz Festival, Solo and Ensemble, Band and Orchestra Festival, and several more. Many of our bands and choirs earn “superior” or “excellent” ratings at festival competitions.

  • A Steel Drum Band at Central High School

  • An Equestrian Team at Western High School, 2022 State Champions

  • An amazing theater program which performs three musicals a year.

  • Student Council, LINK Leaders, Leo Club, and other leadership opportunities.

  • Nationally recognized NHS Chapters and Unified Champions Programs.

  • 21st Century After School Program for enrichment and academic tutoring.

  • Travel Club offering international travel opportunities around the world.

  • Science Olympiad and Chief Science Officer Programs.

  • Leadership Classes that volunteer in the community regularly.

  • Dozens of after-school clubs including: art, fishing, anime, ukulele, board game, drama just to name a few. New this year at

  • Western has the Clay Target Club!

  • PEERS Program (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relatable Skills).