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Welcome to David Ellis Academy District

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.”

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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.

Our standards are high at David Ellis Academy, and we continue to work hard on behalf of our students.



Whats New
Meet Our New Principal

Let's welcome our new school leader, Michael Johnson, to David Ellis Academy! Please read more about Mr. Johnson on our Meet the Principal page


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