Tappan Middle School was recently honored as a 2021 School to Watch.
Named after educator Henry Tappan, the first president (1852) of the University of Michigan, Tappan Junior High opened in 1925 in what is now Burns Park Elementary. It opened at its current location on East Stadium Boulevard in 1951.
The vision at Tappan Middle School is: Tappan Middle School will be a rigorous learning environment where there are high academic and behavioral expectations for all students, and where all students achieve at high levels under the facilitation of skilled, effective, culturally competent educators.
Tappan Middle School has a student population of 673 in grades 6-8.