Harper Woods

Middle School

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About HW Middle Schools

Dr. Michael Carrauthers

Dr. Michael B. Carrauthers has committed his life to the educational process.  Dr. Carrauthers has over 33 years of experience in urban education. His area of expertise is in urban education, At-Risk students, single-gender education, school culture, and climate, and student achievement data analysis.  Dr. Carrauthers holds 2 bachelor's degrees and a master’s degree in Education, an Educational Specialist Certification in Educational Administration, a Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate, a Michigan Administration Certificate in Elementary, Secondary, and Central Office Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies all from Wayne State University. He also completed superintendent’s training at the Michigan Leadership Institute. Dr. Carrauthers was the 2010 Detroit Public Schools Teacher of the year and 1 of 20 finalists state-wide for 2010 Michigan Teacher of the Year. He has served in various capacities in education as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, and a central office administrator as a director of curriculum and data.

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Middle school

Harper Woods Triumph Middle School is "Ready to Engage, Educate, and Empower ALL STUDENTS" We are "ONE BAND, ONE SOUND." 

OUR students are taught to research, synthesize, and analyze real-world problems. 
OUR staff provides high-quality, student-centered instruction focused on helping each student to reach his or her potential. Learning is supported with one-to-one technology for every Harper Woods Triumph Middle School student. Honors courses are offered in ELA and Math.


International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) 

The MYP is designed to help students recognize the connection between what they learn in the classroom and the world around them. Students tie various subject areas together and eventually see knowledge as an interrelated, coherent whole. Students in the MYP analyze and evaluate issues, generate new ideas, and consider new perspectives. MYP students are empowered to develop a sense of community through service to others while encouraging international-mindedness through appreciation and inquiry of global cultures. Overall, students will become creative, critical, and reflective world-class thinkers. (ibo.org)


Students earn High School credit by completing the following courses...

  • Algebra 1
  • Spanish 1
  • Earth Science


Honors courses are offered in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

META 24 Available As Well.



HWTMS has a wide variety of extra curriculum opportunities

Students can participate in several after-school activities:

  • Future Think - STEM Programs
  • National Juniors Horners Society 
  • Student Council
  • Character Development Programs - Journey to Success
  • Sports: football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, track, and cheerleading

Partnership with community organizations and business bring additional educational experiences. 

  • Career mentoring program
  • Saturday school / Homework Support
  • Internships
  • Additional clubs and activities

HWTMS Fine and Performing Arts Program Includes: 

  • Marching Band
  • Concert
  • Choir