Bates Elementary

Young Five through 2nd Grade

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Bates Principal Ryan Bruder greets students on the first day of school

Welcome to Bates Elementary, one of  two Young Fives through Second Grade buildings in the Dexter Community School district.

Our mission is to provide a rich, stimulating, diverse, and caring learning environment. Everyone here celebrates the growth and success of our students. Everyone here cares and takes the time to invest in the individuals that walk through our doors. However, we cannot do this important work alone! Bates is  very fortunate and thankful for the support it receives from incredibly engaged parents, families, and  partnerships from throughout the district.

Bates Family Input Surveys 

Below are links for family input surveys for the 2017-18 school year.  These surveys are being given to all students in young five, kindergarten, and first grade.  Completed surveys are due before April 1, 2017.  If you have questions please contact the Bates office at (734) 424-4130 ext. 3011 or 3012.  Paper copies will be available in the office.

Family Input for Current 2nd Graders Going to Wylie for the 2017-18 School Year 
It is that time of year to begin planning for the 2017-18 School Year at Wylie. Please help us by filling out the Parent Input Survey for your child. (See link below.)  This survey will close on April 10, 2017.  - Katie See, Principal Wylie 

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Bates is a community of people who recognize and appreciate what quality education is all about.” - Bates Parent  Michael L.

Contact Us

  • Bates Elementary School
    2704 Baker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • School Hours
    M-F 8:15am - 3:06pm
    Half Days
    8:15am - 11:40am
    Office Hours
    M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • (734) 424-4130
    (734) 424-4139 fax
  • Principal Ryan Bruder

  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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