Forsythe Middle School is located west of Newport Road and Red Oak Road. Its grounds connect with Wines Elementary School to the north.

Students come to Forsythe from Abbot, Bach, Haisley, Lakewood, and Wines. Forsythe students attend Skyline High School. The mascot is the Viking and the school colors are red and white.  

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  • Angela Newing, Principal
  • Kristin Crowe, Assistant Principal

School Contact Information

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Phone: 734-994-1985
Fax: 734-994-5749
1655 Newport Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Pedestrian Access

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Parking at Forsythe is available from Newport Road.



  • On July 21, 1971, the Ann Arbor Board of Education appointed 38-year old Fred C. Leonard principal of Forsythe Junior High School at an annual salary of $23,500, following a bidding war with the Palo Alto, CA public schools, where he was assistant principal of Cubberly Senior High School.  Leonard holds a bachelors degree from San Francisco State College, awarded in 1960, and a masters degree from Sacramento State college dating from 1970.   He was with the Stockton Unified School District from 1957 and the Palo Alto school system from 1960.  He also served as dean of students in Sacramento High School.  His experience includes positions at the elementary, junior high school,, and senior high school levels.  (From Ann Arbor News archives.)
  • 1960: Built at a cost of $2.36M, the school opens on 9/8/1960. The school is named in honor of Lewis L. Forsythe, a 29 year principal of Ann Arbor High School. The first principal is Leonard Hoag, who had served as Principal at Pattengill from 1957 to 1960.

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