Welcome to Bartlett Elementary

Dear Bartlett Families,

Whether this will be your first year at Bartlett Elementary or you are returning to our school community, the staff and myself would like to extend our warmest welcome. I could not be more excited to be working alongside Bartlett's amazing staff and wonderful families.   

This is my fourth year at Bartlett Elementary and my fifteenth year as an educator.  After graduating from Alma College, I taught at Brummer and Hardy Elementary Schools.   During this time, I obtained my Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University and an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership from Oakland University.  After teaching a variety of levels from fifth grade to first grade, I was hired as a principal in Wayne-Westland.  It continues to be a pleasure to be in South Lyon as the principal of Bartlett.   

Bartlett Elementary is an incredible school with a strong focus on teaching and learning.  I look forward to working with you so that we can continue our journey toward student success.  I welcome you to stop by the office, my door is always open.  Together, we can make this a wonderful school year! 

Emily Testani, Principal

A Little About Bartlett...

Frank E. Bartlett Elementary School is one of seven elementary buildings within the South Lyon Community Schools district.  Located in the city of South Lyon, Bartlett Elementary is a Title I Focus School that houses approximately 400 students in grades K-5.  The staff at Bartlett is comprised of a variety of dedicated professionals including teachers, secretaries, building engineer, custodians, lunch staff and food services workers.    Bartlett has an appropriate balance of experienced and new teachers, all of whom are highly qualified.  The staff also consists of a wide range of support services including 2 Reading Recovery/Title I teachers, 1.5 resource room teachers, a Speech and Language Pathologists and 2 social workers.  Together, this team works to create an optimal learning environment for all students.  Through the implementation of the SLCS curriculum and best practices our goal is continual improvement that meets the needs of all our students.   

Bartlett Elementary is a wonderful community where staff, students, and parents work collaboratively to continually grow and improve. We strive to make decisions based on what is best for our students and implement plans of action to positively impact student success.
Engaging in continuous learning and striving for improved results characterizes the work done daily by all within the Bartlett Community.


School Improvement

Bartlett Elementary School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). It is the mission of NCA to promote a system of education that enhances and fosters the love of learning, and prepares students to live and learn in an ever changing and diverse world. NCA challenges schools to be ready for all learners and press them to excellence.

School Improvement Goals
The North Central Accreditation model for school improvement planning requires schools to engage in a process of examining data, setting goals, planning strategies, and assessing the results of those strategies. These are the goals that Bartlett Elementary School chose to target:

Goal 1: All students will improve the use of relevant, accurate details, which show connections and insights that support a main idea in their writing.

Goal 2: All students will improve the use of reading skills across the curriculum.

Goal 3: All students will improve the use of math problem-solving skills in a variety of contexts.

School Hours

Bartlett Elementary School
350 School Street
South Lyon, MI 48178
Principal: Emily Testani
Office: 248-573-8300
Fax:  248-486-4090

Attendance Line:  248-573-8280


Full day: 8:15 a.m. to 3:18 p.m.
Half day: 8:15 a.m. to 11:09 a.m.



Fifth Grade: 11:00-11:20 (recess), 11:25-11:45 (lunch)
Fourth Grade: 11:15-11:35 (recess), 11:40-12:00 (lunch)
Third Grade: 11:20-11:40 (recess), 11:45-12:05 (lunch)
Second Grade: 11:35-11:55 (recess), 12:00-12:20 (lunch)
First Grade: 11:50-12:10 (recess), 12:15-12:35 (lunch)
Kindergarten: 12:00-12:20 (recess), 12:25-12:45 (lunch)