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Have an EDUCATIONAL day!
Ms. Jackson
Detroit Auto Show

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

at the North American International Auto Show

Students Writing
Student writing
Anti Bully Rally

Unity Rally.  We're Buddies, Not Bullies!

Beautification Efforts

DEA Campus Beautification Efforts

Detroit Pistons game

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

Middle School student writing
Ms. Steger teaching
Students looking a book
Parent Support Group Leaders

Parent Support Group Leaders with Ms. Hardison

Spring Formal
Annual Spring Formal at the Charles H. Wright Museum
Ms. Reed
Student reading

Parents Enjoyed Reading to Students during the March Reading Month Activities


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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Latest News

DEA Spelling Bee!

DEA Spelling Bee Students

DEA Students participate in the Annual Spelling Bee! Congratulations to the winners!


Students and Staff took learning outside to celebrate Earth Day! They cleaned the park and planted flowers and laid mulch on the DEA property.

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No School for Students- Staff PD Day/PT Conferences
Date: 10/20/2017
Parent Teacher Conference
Date: 10/20/2017, 12:30 PM 5:30 PM
No School for Students - Election Day/Staff PD Day
Date: 11/7/2017
Half Day of School
Date: 11/10/2017, 7:50 AM 11:15 AM
Half Day
Date: 11/11/2017, 7:50 AM 11:15 AM


Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!