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Bates Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 759 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:30 am - 3:40 pm
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Before/After Care Yes/Yes
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 30:1

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Points of pride

Bates Academy is an application school for high-performing, gifted and talented students. Bates accelerates student performance by providing rigorous instruction and exceptional learning opportunities that appeal to a variety of learning styles and preferences.


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Mr. David Bailey

Mr. David D. Bailey, M.Ed. is a product of Detroit Public Schools who has served as a community organizer and principal at Bates Academy since 2017. He furthered his education by earning a bachelor degree in elementary education and a master degree in educational administration from the University of Detroit Mercy. Principal Bailey ascribes to the philosophy that all children can learn when provided a supportive, structured, and nurturing environment. As the school leader, Principal Bailey promotes an environment where educators focus on a holistic approach to attaining individual student academic achievement.

Location & Contact

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19701 Wyoming St.
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13134947000
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Bell Times

08:30 am - 03:40 pm


No, Transportation is not Provided

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 759
Accepting New Students?


Application Required Yes
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Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Please visit for more information or call 313-873-6348.

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program

Gifted and talented program


In Kindergarten through 8th grade, District students' learning experiences push them to think critically and have meaningful experiences with content or order to build knowledge for success within and across grade levels. Schools use the EL Education curriculum for English Language Arts/Literacy, Eureka Math for Mathematics, hands-on project-based learning and labs for Science, and various primary source texts and resources in Social Studies that best match the content and subjects taught in each grade.

Support Programs

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Accelerated Reading & Math, Foreign Language Classes, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, National Junior Honor Society, Afterschool Tutoring

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Student Government
Debate and Speech
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Academic Offerings

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Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Honors society
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
Field Trips


Is there a parent advisory council?


DPSCD schools offer a variety of initiatives to support parents and increase parent involvement. This includes Parent-Teach Home Visits and Parent Teacher Associations that ensure that teachers and parents are working together to advocate for our schools and children. DPSCD’s Parent Academy also provides FREE classes for District and non-District parents that equip them with tools and skills to build capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.

School Safety Culture

Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only school District in the state with a fully functioning police department. In addition, to external patrols and security measures, the District has taken a whole child approach to student safety with a student code of conduct inclusive of restorative practices, a dean of culture, attendance agent and a school culture facilitator in each school and a districtwide approach to character development through our Expect Respect initiative. The Police Department's focus is based on a four-tiered strategy of crime prevention, intervention, student reintegration into the learning environment, and as a last option enforcement. The whole child commitment is supported by the methodologies of trauma informed practices.