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Student writing
Ms. Steger teaching
Ms. Reed
Students Writing
Detroit Auto Show

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

at the North American International Auto Show

Detroit Pistons game

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

Parents Enjoyed Reading to Students during the March Reading Month Activities

Beautification Efforts

DEA Campus Beautification Efforts

Student reading
Anti Bully Rally

Unity Rally.  We're Buddies, Not Bullies!

Ms. Jackson
Students looking a book
Middle School student writing
Spring Formal
Annual Spring Formal at the Charles H. Wright Museum
Parent Support Group Leaders

Parent Support Group Leaders with Ms. Hardison


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

No School - Tuesday April 17

Monday, April 16, 2018

Greetings DEA Families,

Due to widespread power outages, school will be closed again on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 for all students and staff.

Be safe and have a good evening.

School Closed Monday, April 16 Due to Power Outages

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Greetings DEA Families,

Due to widespread power outages, school will be closed Monday, April 16, 2018 for all students and staff.

It’s unlikely power will be restored until sometime tomorrow therefore, we wanted to give parents and staff ample notice of our closure.

Be safe and have a good evening.

Principal Tonette Hardison

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!