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Public Schools

Three fully accredited public school systems in Mason County pride themselves on challenging the area’s more than 4,000 students to excel, while providing service to the community as well.


Schools in the area

Ludington Area Schools

809 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, | 231.845.7303

Ludington Area Schools’ vision is that students will graduate from a top-performing district, confident and prepared with the knowledge and skills required for their success in the global community. They offer a top-notch quality education with a small town feel.

The community-supported technology bond allows LASD to put a device in every student’s hands, allowing for a 21st century education in connection with the global community. The district’s partnerships with the community allow it to provide innovative opportunities beyond the traditional Michigan Merit Curriculum expansive AP offerings, dual enrollment courses with West Shore Community College, Career/Technology Education (CTE), as well as renowned fine and performing arts.

In addition to its strong academic program, Ludington Area Schools offers athletics for students in grades 7-12, including 24 varsity sports, as well as an array of co-curricular groups such as Business Professionals of America, Community Service Club, Drama Club, Show Choir, We the People Civic Group and others in middle and high school.

Ludington serves 2200 students across five buildings: Ludington High School (9-12); O. J. DeJonge Middle School (6-8); Foster Elementary (3-5); Franklin Elementary (K-2) and Lakeview Elementary (K-2).

The Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center is also part of LASD, and offers several preschool options for young children.


The “Love Ludington” campaign is evident in Ludington Area Schools. The district’s personnel is made up of people who care about one another and the town: neighbors, parents and grandparents of our children’s friends, volunteer coaches, members of community organizations, and so many others with whom my family regularly interacts beyond school. The desire to make this community the very best is in the hearts of the staff working with our children, and that passion drives the quality education offered to Ludington’s Area School’s students.

Tara Autrey

Parent of Ludington Area Schools Student

Mason County Central Schools

300 W. Broadway St., Scottville, MI 49454 | 231.757.3713

Mason County Central Schools serve 1,600 students with the Mission Statement “Our actions will inspire and equip students to excel.” The newly renovated Mason County Central High School serves grades 9-12; Mason County Central Middle School grades 6-8; the new Mason County Upper Elementary School.

School grades 3-5; Scottville Elementary School grades K-2. There are a variety of programs for young children at Victory Early Childhood Center.

Mason County Central Schools are the #1 district for Schools of Choice in the area. Around 400 students living in the surrounding districts choose MCC each year. This shows in their academic scores, as over $6.7 million has been awarded to MCC seniors in the form of secondary scholarships since 2006. For 3 of the past 5 years, MCC has been recognized nationally as a Bronze Award Winner for US News and World Report Best High School.


Mason County Eastern School District

18 S. Main Street, Custer, MI 49405 | 231.757.3733

Mason County Eastern Schools believe that all students can learn and students will reach their full potential in an environment of teamwork, trust and pride. Mason County Eastern Middle and High School serve grades 6-12. Mason County Eastern Elementary serves K-5th grade, preschool and Mason’s Nest (after school program).


Gateway to Success (G2S)

1526 N. Scottville Rd., Scottville, MI 49454 | 231.845.0922

G2S is a charter school designed to serve as an alternative education option for all 8 districts of the West Shore Educational Service District, including Baldwin, Hart, Ludington, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Pentwater, Shelby, and Walkerville. G2S provides an innovative and engaging project-based learning environment where the different needs of students are understood and used to effectively stimulate and support success.