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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

 

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