Marquette Community Information

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a unique and wonderful place to live!

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Marquette Named #3 Small City in the U.S. to Raise Your Family by Forbes Magazine

Marquette is Named One of Ten Winter Wonderlands to Retire, U.S. News

USA Today: Marquette is Named One of Ten Great Places to Feel Like an Olympic Champion

Marquette is featured in the Washington Post 

Flip through the pages of Visions Magazine, a publication on Marquette County.

Top 25 Best Places to Retire, CNN Money Magazine 2011

2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Peter White Public Library

Fan Favorite – Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2010

Bicyle Friendly Communities, League of American Bicyclists, 2010

Top Five Top eCities (one of top-performing Michigan cities at attracting and retaining entrepreneurial firms), U. Mich Dearborn iLabs, 2009

100 Best Communities for Young People, America’s Promise Alliance, 2006, 2007, 2008

Best Places to Live in Rural America, Progressive Farmer, 2008

Top 50 Vacation Getaways – Upper Peninsula, Disney Family Travel, 2008

Top 200 Towns for Outdoorsman, Outdoor Life, 2008 (#7 and the only town in Michigan)

Top 10 Winter Outdoor Family Getaways,, 2008

Top 25 Shortest Commutes,, 2008 (#1)

Top 8 Running Towns in the Country, Trail Runners Magazine, 2008

Top 25 Places for Singles to Meet Their Match,, 2008

Best Places to Buy Vacation Property, Men’s Journal, 2006

Top 10 Global Summer Vacation Destinations, Sherman’s Travel, 2006

100 Best Art Towns in America, book by John Villani, 2005

America’s Most Livable Communities, Partners for Livable Communities, 2004

Michigan Cool City, State of Michigan, 2004

All-America County, National Civic League, 2003

Five Best Places to Live and Ride, Bike Magazine, 2001

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS- Grades K-4                

Cherry Creek1111 Ortman RoadMarquette, MI  49855225-4399  voice

Sandy Knoll401 N. Sixth StreetMarquette, MI  49855
225-4281  voice

Superior Hills1201 S. McClellan AvenueMarquette, MI  49855225-4295  voice

MIDDLE SCHOOL- Grades 5-8                                           

Bothwell Middle School1200 Tierney StreetMarquette, MI  49855225-4262  voice

HIGH SCHOOL- Grades 9-12                                              

Marquette Senior High School1203 W. Fair AvenueMarquette, MI  49855225-5353  voice

Graveraet School (Alternative and Community Education)611 N. Front StreetMarquette, MI  49855225-4302  voice

The Marquette Area Public Schools District covers an area of 123 square miles and provides an education to more than 3,100 students in grades developmental kindergarten through grade 12.  Educational sites include three grades K-4 schools, grades 5-8 middle school, a senior high school, and an alternative high and middle school.  93% of MAPS students proceed to universities or colleges to continue their education.

MAPS is unique among the 65 Upper Peninsula school districts.  Our students consistently rank among the region’s highest-achieving pupils.  Through partnerships with Northern Michigan University, Marquette General Health System, regional technology-based companies and community service agencies, MAPS serves a diverse, talented and highly-capable community of learners.  Pride in the public school system is evident among Marquette’s students, parents, staff and community.  Opportunities for student achievement are exemplary. Fine arts programs earn annual state honors.  Sports teams compete at state championship levels.

The mission of the Marquette Area Public School District, a nurturing leader of educational excellence, is to embolden all of our students to succeed as global citizens through a system distinguished by personalized, relevant and challenging experiences, utilizing the diverse resources of our vibrant Lake Superior community and our world.


Northern Michigan University1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette,  – (906) 227-1100

Marquette Community Schools Adult Education1103 W. College Avenue, Marquette – (906) 225-4372


Marquette General Hospital Regional Medical Facility580 College Avenue, Marquette – (906) 228-9440

Marquette Medical/Dental Center1414 W. Fair Ave, Marquette – (906) 225-3905


501 S. Front Street, Marquette – (906)