Forsythe Middle School

Forsythe Middle School, originally constructed in 1960, is a one-story masonry structure with exterior brick veneer. The school facility is situated on 26 acres in the northwest sector of Ann Arbor. The original structure has experienced at least 2 additions over the years, and currently supports Grades 6-8. The Forsythe Middle School site is adjacent to Wines Elementary and the buildings share a large, connected campus.


  • Building Size185,156 sq ft
  • Land Area26 acres


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Construction Update!

Construction activity is currently in progress at Forsythe Middle School! Some things you may have noticed include the closing of the southern parking lot, the partial closing of the north parking lot, and the limited parking and sidewalk access for the public. This project includes lighting and ceiling replacements, some floor replacements, ITD wiring, beautification of the oak benches and display cabinets in the school lobby, theater rigging improvements, along with a new fire alarm and suppression system. There will be some geothermal field construction and a sound system upgrade in the old multi-purpose room. This project is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2023.

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  • A/C and Lighting Upgrades

    In Progress - Week of 8/25

    Addition of air conditioning and replacement of existing lights with LED light fixtures. Classrooms to have a dimmable lighting system and new ceiling tiles.

  • Geothermal Digging


    Installation of an all-electric geothermal heating and cooling system.


  • Paving Project

    Repair of pavement on school grounds after construction of the geothermal work.

  • Solar Array Installation


    New solar array installed on the roof.

  • Major Roof Project


    Major construction was completed on the rooftop of the school.

  • HVAC Building Management System Upgrades


    Updated the school’s Building Management System (BMS) to the latest version including a new graphical interface and mobile, cloud-based access. The upgrades allow for better systems control, improved occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations


    Installation of filtered water bottle filling stations throughout the school.

  • Security Updates


    Update to security system on property.

  • Public Address and Clocks Replacement


    Installed a new internet protocol digital public address and clock system that is managed through a single integrated platform.  The new system allows for ease of programming, the integration of phone systems and mobile devices, and enhanced alerts in case of emergency situations, with both visual and audible messages.

  • Auditorium Roof Repair


    Repair of the auditorium roof.

  • New Classroom Furniture


    New, flexible, classroom furniture was added to create a more accessible, engaging and student-centered environment.

  • Tennis Court Renewal


    School tennis courts were refinished.

  • Access Road Construction & Loading Dock Repair


    Repair was completed of the loading dock, along with construction of the access road by the school.

  • New Musical Instruments


    Purchase of new musical instruments and pianos for music classrooms and auditoriums.

  • Theater Rigging Improvements


    Replace existing counterweight stage rigging system with new electronic hoist system.

  • Paving Project

    Repair of pavement on school grounds.

  • Intermediate Summer Project

    Summer 2031
  • Major Project

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