A beautiful place to live, along the shores of Lake Superior!

Powell Township School District

Powell Township School District has one school building, located in Big Bay, Michigan. The school was built in 1938, replacing the Charles Burns School that burnt down in 1936. That school had been built in 1914. Powell Township School educates PreK-8th grade students. The district has an agreement with Negaunee Public Schools to educate Powell Township high school students and provides transportation to Negaunee.

Our current enrollment at PTS is 55 students. Instructional staff includes five full time and three part time teachers, two part time Title I aides, and a Spanish instructor. There are six classrooms, an art room, and gymnasium used for instruction.

The Garden Room includes three yr. olds who attend preschool one day per week, a four yr. old preschool program combined with Kindergarten, who attend daily from 8:45 to 12:30. Grades 1-8 attend school from 8:45 to 3:30 and are in combined classrooms with two grades in each. The Resource Room offers instruction for special needs, as well as music and technology classes. PTS curriculum offers music, technology, art, physical education, and Spanish, as well as our core subjects.

The Powell Township community is very supportive of our school and included in our school activities. Fund raisers in the community support a class trip for the 7th and 8th grade students every other year. New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C. were all on the route for the 10 day trip last June. Volunteers often help with special projects, coaching, and field trips.

Big Bay Post Office

Monday through Friday 10 am to 12:30 pm – 1:00pm to 4:30 pm

To insure same day shipping please bring all packages to the counter before noon Monday through Friday.

Area Churches

  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church Sunday Mass 10:30 am 906-345-9212
  • Community Presbyterian Church Sunday Service 10:30 am 906-345-9534


  • Perkins Park on Lake Independence 906-345-9353