Important Detroit School Contacts

students in the classroom


Detroit Public Schools Community District

Serving more than 50,000 students, DPSCD offers 100+ schools and programs, from neighborhood boundary schools to specialty application programs.

Click here to learn which program is right for you.

General questions/enrollment:

(313) 240-4DPS (4377)

Exceptional Student Education:

(313) 748-6499 •

Student transportation:

(313) 945-8600

Charter School Authorizers

These institutions oversee charter contracts for 80 charter schools in Detroit. Contact individual schools or management companies with specific questions.

Bay Mills Community College

(906) 248-8444

Central Michigan University

(989) 774-2100

Detroit Public Schools Community District – Charter School Office

(313) 873-7927

Eastern Michigan University

(734) 487-2086

Ferris State University

(231) 591-5802

Grand Valley State University

(616) 331-2240

Lake Superior State University

(906) 635-2121

Northern Michigan University

(906) 227-6600

Oakland University

(248) 370-4596

Saginaw Valley State University

(989) 964-4623


Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA)

Wayne RESA provides supports and services to 137 Wayne County charter schools and school districts and serves as a parent representative.

(734) 334-1300


Autism Alliance of Michigan

A nonprofit offering programming, education, and direct advocacy work with MINavigator, its professional case management service.

(877) 463-2266

Brilliant Detroit

A nonprofit providing proven programming and support year-round in high-need neighborhoods for families with children up to eight years old.

(313) 483-8992

Children’s Center

Provides various specialized clinical services for children who struggle with behavioral, emotional, educational, intellectual and developmental challenges or may have experienced trauma.

(313) 831-5535

Detroit Parent Network

Offers parent groups and parenting workshops through DPN Academy, as well as special groups for dads, grandparents, and much more.

(313) 309-8100

Detroit Voice for School Choice

Supports families in accessing educational opportunities by organizing and addressing systemic barriers to choice schools.

(313) 731-2070

Michigan Alliance for Families

A statewide network that connects families of students with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education.

(800) 552-4821

Student Advocacy Center

Nonprofit that provides advocacy, mentoring, dropout prevention, and family support to economically disadvantaged youth, youth in foster care or a homeless situation, students with mental illness, youth impacted by school discipline, and youth facing barriers to enrolling in or attending school.

(734) 482-0489

482 Forward

A citywide education organizing network that works with neighborhood organizations, parents, and youth to ensure that all Detroit children have access to an excellent education, regardless of their race or socioeconomic status.