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Spring 2014 Recommended K-8 Schools in Detroit

Find out which 31 Detroit schools got top marks and learn more about Excellent Schools Detroit's recommended schools.

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Every year, Excellent Schools Detroit gathers a group of parents, experts and teachers to grade Detroit's schools. ESD uses more than test scores, also looking at how much students learn in a year and what the school atmosphere is like.

Know, then enroll

Get in touch with ESD's recommended schools, learn more about them, and find a good fit for your child. It's best to enroll in a new school as soon as possible before it fills up.

Excellent Schools Detroit recommends these schools because of their:

  • Welcoming Environment
  • Caring Teachers and Staff
  • Strong Academics
  • Involved Families
  • Community Partnerships
  • After-school and Extracurricular Activities

You may see schools marked with a "K2K." It stands for "Kick-off to Kindergarten," an ESD campaign to enroll kindergarteners at high-quality schools and spread the word about kindergarten readiness.

Bates Academy

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool-8
  • Address: 19701 Wyoming St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-494-7000
  • Additional information: Application required

Bennett Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool-5
  • Address: 2111 Mullane St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-3585
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

Brenda Scott Academy

  • Affiliation: Education Achievement Authority (EAA)
  • Grades: Preschool–8
  • Address:18440 Hoover Street
  • Phone: 313-866-6700
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

Burton International School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–8
  • Address: 2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-596-3800
  • Additional information: Application required, transportation offered

Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–4
  • Address: 19299 Berg Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-538-3024
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

Chrysler Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–5
  • Address: 1445 East Lafayette St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-494-8440
  • Additional information: Application required, transportation offered

Clippert Academy

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: 5–8
  • Address: 1981 McKinstry St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-5009
  • Additional information: Application required, transportation offered

Cornerstone Nevada Middle School

  • Affiliation: Private
  • Grades: 6–8
  • Address: 6861 East Nevada St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-892-1860, ext. 257
  • Additional information: Tuition charged, application required

Cornerstone Nevada Primary School

  • Affiliation: Private
  • Grades: Preschool–5
  • Address: 6861 East Nevada St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-892-1860
  • Additional information: Tuition charged, application required

 

 

Davison Elementary-Middle School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–8
  • Address: 2800 East Davison St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-252-3118
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

Detroit Edison Public School Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Preschool–8
  • Address: 3403 St. Aubin, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-833-1100
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, K2K participant

Detroit Innovation Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–6
  • Address: 18211 Plymouth Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-736-5537
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, K2K participant

Detroit Merit Charter Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 1091 Alter Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-331-3328
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, K2K participant

Detroit Premier Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 7781 Asbury Park, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-945-1472
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, K2K participant

Dixon Educational Learning Academy

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–8
  • Address: 8401 Trinity St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-945-1330
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

Flagship Charter Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 13661 Wisconsin St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-933-7933
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

Harms Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–5
  • Address: 2400 Central St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-3492
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

Hope of Detroit Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 4443 North Campbell St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-897-8720
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

Madison-Carver Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Preschool–7
  • Address: 19900 McIntyre St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-486-4626
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, K2K participant

Maybury Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–5
  • Address: 4410 Porter St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-2014
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, K2K participant

 

 

Munger Elementary-Middle School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–8
  • Address: 5525 Martin St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-457-6200
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

New Paradigm Glazer Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 2001 La Belle St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-852-1500
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

Nichols Elementary-Middle School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 3000 Burns St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-852-0800
  • Additional information: Application required

Pasteur Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–6
  • Address: 19811 Stoepel St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-494-7314
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, Transportation offered

Phoenix Multicultural Academy

  • Affiliation: Education Achievement Authority (EAA)
  • Grades: Preschool–10
  • Address: 7735 Lane St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-2419
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

Roberto Clemente Learning Academy

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–5
  • Address: 1551 Beard St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-3489
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered, K2K participant

Ross-Hill Academy

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–8
  • Address: 3111 Elmwood St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-922-8088
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

Thirkell Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–6
  • Address: 7724 14th St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-596-0990
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered, K2K participant

University Preparatory Academy Mark Murray Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: Kindergarten–5
  • Address: 435 Amsterdam St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-309-0552
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

University Preparatory Academy Science & Math Middle School

  • Affiliation: Charter
  • Grades: 6–8
  • Address: 5100 John R St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-832-8400
  • Additional information: Open enrollment

Vernor Elementary School

  • Affiliation: Detroit Public Schools (DPS)
  • Grades: Preschool–6
  • Address: 13726 Pembroke Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-494-7342
  • Additional information: Open enrollment, transportation offered

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