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Commerce Elementary School Logo
520 Farr Street
Commerce Township, MI 48382
 
Phone: (248) 956-3900
Fax: (248) 956-3905
Attendance: (248) 956-3990
Prime Time: (248) 956-3999

Principal

Ryan West

Ryan West

Welcome to Commerce Elementary!

Fun Facts

  • A Michigan Reward School (Ranking in the top 5% of schools in Michigan)
  • A Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School 
  • Our School Song: "Working Together" 
  • Our School Mascot: Cougar
  • Enrollment: Approximately 640 students

Commerce Elementary is located in Commerce Township, Michigan and is one of Walled Lake Consolidated Schools' twelve elementary schools. The original Commerce Elementary, a one-room schoolhouse, still stands and is located just down the road on Comstock Street. Our students are proud of our school's history and love hearing stories of what school was like in our one-room schoolhouse. Our current building was originally built in 1948 with several additions occurring throughout the years. Along with security upgrades, our classrooms were also equipped with updated technology including interactive whiteboards, sound systems in each classroom, and several Chromebook carts for classroom use. This new technology allows teachers to engage and enhance learning for all students.

Academically, Commerce Elementary and Walled Lake Consolidated Schools provide a rigorous curriculum across all grades and subject areas. Our core beliefs about highly effective teaching and learning include: 

  • Building positive relationships within a supportive classroom community

  • Relevant, engaging lessons that demonstrate the effective use of the formative assessment process

  • Strategic integration of instructional technology

  • Research-supported grading practices and assessments that reflect the belief that all students can demonstrate mastery with appropriate time and support

  • Adherence to a standards-aligned curriculum

Commerce Elementary is also proud of our genuine partnership with our families. Parent volunteers are visible as you walk through the halls of our school. Our teachers and families openly communicate and collaborate to support our children. The Commerce Elementary PTA is a dynamic group of parents who help provide exciting opportunities for our children like assemblies, author visits, playground enhancements, iPads, and so much more! It is true that it takes a village to raise a child, and our village is incredible!  

Our staff at Commerce Elementary are a dedicated group of educators. They see each and every child's strengths and work to support their growth, both academically and social-emotionally. They understand the tremendous influence they have as educators and work tirelessly to educate the whole child.  

The best part of our school is our children. They live out our "Cougar Code" each and every day; Be respectful, be kind, and be a leader! We are proud of our Commerce students who come to school each day to learn, grow, and make our world a better place! 

Students enjoying classroom visit by exotic animal
Elementary students at WL Northern Homecoming Parade
Students participating in breast cancer awareness event