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Have an EDUCATIONAL day!
Ms. Reed
Detroit Auto Show

Eighth Graders learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

at the North American International Auto Show

Students looking a book
Student writing
Beautification Efforts

DEA Campus Beautification Efforts

Anti Bully Rally

Unity Rally.  We're Buddies, Not Bullies!

Parent Support Group Leaders

Parent Support Group Leaders with Ms. Hardison

Ms. Steger teaching
Student reading
Detroit Pistons game

The M.O.V.E. Mentor Program Enjoyed the Pistons' Game!

Middle School student writing
Ms. Jackson
Spring Formal
Annual Spring Formal at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Parents Enjoyed Reading to Students during the March Reading Month Activities

Students Writing


Greetings from David Ellis Academy in Detroit, Michigan! We are a tuition-free public school serving students in the elementary grades. With our combined emphasis on core academic mastery and leadership-oriented learning opportunities, we set a foundation of success for our students that will serve them well throughout their lives. We’re passionate about helping students become independent thinkers and lifelong learners, because we believe, in the words of Nelson Mandela, that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

As you browse our website to learn more about our school, we’re convinced you’ll see that our outstanding academic curriculum, highly-qualified teachers, and nurturing environment are just some of the many reasons families throughout Detroit and the surrounding areas make David Ellis Academy their school of choice.
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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!