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Douglas Mentzer

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(734) 676-8600

Neil E. Van Riper Building
2603 Charlton
Trenton, MI 48183

Mr. Douglas Mentzer

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Superintendent.
Our District is home to just over 2400 students. Trenton Public Schools comprises two elementary schools (Grades Young 5K-5th), one middle school (Grades 6-8), and one high school (Grades 9-12).

Our Students are our Purpose!
We subscribe to a mission that envelopes academics, athletics, and opportunity.
This concentration is embedded in our mission statement:

"To Inspire Students Today for Their Success Tomorrow".

Nothing could be more simple, and, at the same time, essential to our shared success! 

The Power of 3:

  • Our leadership team consistently comes together to support our children, lead our schools, and work with our community!
  • Our incredible educators are innovative, enthusiastic and attentive to the needs, growth, and success of our students. In the classroom, hallways, lunchrooms and alternate activities, our teachers get involved, supporting ALL students to learn and grow!
  • We have a community that is engaged, committed, and supportive of our vision.

Through our collaborative approach, we have been able to continue our journey of being a premier school district in the region and state.  
On behalf of Trenton Public Schools, I welcome you to the district. 

We are totally committed to being your partner in your child’s educational journey.

Douglas Mentzer began his career as an educator with Trenton Public Schools in 1994. He is currently serving as the Superintendent of Trenton Public Schools. Before becoming the educational leader as Principal of Anderson Elementary School, he served in the capacity of a high school teacher, department chairperson, assistant principal, and athletic director. Addtionally, while at the high school, he coached Varsity Football and Girls Track & Field for eleven years. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1992 and earned a Master's Degree in principalship in 1998 and Specialist Degree in Superintendency in 2009 from Eastern Michigan University. In his spare time, he enjoys his family, fishing, and coaching soccer.