Harper Woods

Middle School

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About Triumph Middle School


Dr. Shaun Black is a 1996 graduate of Detroit Henry Ford High School. He was a scholar-athlete in high school, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. In 1996, he was honored as Henry Ford’s Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete. In 1996, he signed a national letter of intent to play college football on a full scholarship at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He lettered at The University of Akron in 1997. In 1998, he transferred to Wayne State University, where he completed his undergraduate college education, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Secondary Education.


Dr. Black’s first professional job after Wayne State was as a social studies teacher in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. He later taught at Southfield Public Schools. After leaving the classroom, Dr. Black has held several school and district leadership positions, including assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent of curriculum & instruction.


In May 2016, Dr. Black earned his doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a cognate in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University. Dr. Black has written several opinion pieces published by the Detroit News and Bridge Michigan advocating for educational policies that will positively impact students attending urban school districts in Michigan.

Middle school

Harper Woods Triumph Middle School is "Ready to Engage, Educate, and Empower ALL STUDENTS" We are "ONE BAND, ONE SOUND." 

OUR students are taught to research, synthesize, and analyze real-world problems. 
OUR staff provides high-quality, student-centered instruction focused on helping each student to reach his or her potential. Learning is supported with one-to-one technology for every Harper Woods Triumph Middle School student. Honors courses are offered in ELA and Math.


International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) 

Harper Woods Middle School is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Program. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Harper Woods Middle School believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit (ibo.org)


Students earn High School credit by completing the following courses...

  • Algebra 1
  • Spanish 1
  • Earth Science


Honors courses are offered in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

META 24 Available As Well.



HWTMS has a wide variety of extra curriculum opportunities

Students can participate in several after-school activities:

  • Future Think - STEM Programs
  • National Juniors Horners Society 
  • Student Council
  • Character Development Programs - Journey to Success
  • Sports: football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, track, and cheerleading

Partnership with community organizations and business bring additional educational experiences. 

  • Career mentoring program
  • Saturday school / Homework Support
  • Internships
  • Additional clubs and activities

HWTMS Fine and Performing Arts Program Includes: 

  • Marching Band
  • Concert
  • Choir