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Annual Spring Formal at the Charles H. Wright Museum

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

Parents Read Stories during the REAL MEN READ and WONDERFUL WOMEN READ events to celebrate March Reading Month

Anti-Bully Rally

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

at the North American International Auto Show

Parents Enjoyed Reading to Students during the March Reading Month Activities

DEA Campus Beautification Efforts

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

at the North American International Auto Show


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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The Annual DEA/DEAW Spring Formal

Students got dressed up and danced the night away last Saturday, at the Annual DEA/DEAW Spring Formal. This Mardi Gras themed event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum.

DEA Shows School Pride

DEA participated in a Campus Beautification Hour. All available hands were gloved as students picked up and raked up the area on and around DEA. Great job DEA!

DEA Gospel Choir

Well the day has finally come!

Our new DEA Gospel Choir has officially begun! Rehearsals started today lead by our illustrious directorial team Mr. Christopher Slaughter and Ms. Lisa Davis-Patterson and let me tell you the choir sounds wonderful!!

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Half Day
Date: 10/1/2016, 7:50 AM 11:15 AM


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