YCMS School Profile

(YCMS) Ypsilanti Community Middle School

Ypsilanti Community Middle School

510 Emerick Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Principal, Seth Petty

Mr. Petty served as principal of Holmes Elementary before moving on to the Middle School.

As Principal of Holmes, Mr. Petty significantly reduced suspensions and increased daily attendance. Academically, he initiated a pacing plan & calendar for Holmes Elementary. This is a first for Holmes Elementary. In addition, he coordinated a partnership with Ypsilanti Community High School STEM Academy to bring STEM-related activities, as well as robotics & manufacturing components into the elementary school.

He earned a B.A. from Marygrove College and a Masters in Education through the Griot Program at Marygrove College. He has also studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan. In 2003. Mr. Petty left the company to pursue his dream job in K-12 education. He is married and the father of two wonderful children. More than a decade later he is honored to lead Ypsilanti Community Middle School in Ypsilanti Community Schools.

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education
  • Self Contained classrooms
    • Cognitively Impaired
    • Emotionally Impaired
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • 6th-grade support
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Homebound services
  • School Social Workers
  • School Nurse
  • Learning Specialists
  • UM RAHS health clinic

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Class Size Averages

  • Middle School: 30


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 28
  • Support Staff: 24
  • Administrators: 3

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