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Student reading
Student writing
Anti Bully Rally

Unity Rally.  We're Buddies, Not Bullies!


Parents Enjoyed Reading to Students during the March Reading Month Activities

Beautification Efforts

DEA Campus Beautification Efforts

Ms. Steger teaching
Ms. Reed
Detroit Auto Show

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

at the North American International Auto Show

Middle School student writing
Parent Support Group Leaders

Parent Support Group Leaders with Ms. Hardison

Students Writing
Detroit Pistons game

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

Students looking a book
Ms. Jackson
Spring Formal
Annual Spring Formal at the Charles H. Wright Museum


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!