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Bethune, Mary McLeod Elementary-Middle School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 672 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 7:30 am - 2:40 pm
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Before/After Care No/Yes
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students Yes arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 30:1
Enrollment

Application Required

No
How to Apply

Points of pride

Bethune is a school based on core values of respect, self-control, and responsibility.  We practice Positive Behavior Supports and Calm Classroom techniques to ensure a culture conducive to learning. We provide one-to-one technology, which allows for a computer for every student. We also enjoy a City Year partnership that offers learning support and tutoring and adds a great value to our students' educational experiences.

Leadership

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Mr. William Jackson
Principal

Principal Jackson is a United States Marine Corps veteran and has been an educator for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has taught several grade levels, and served as dean of students, assistant principal and principal. He is excited to continue on his educational journey as the instructional leader for Bethune.

Location & Contact

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Address
8145 Puritan
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Detroit, MI
48238
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Phone Number +13134943830
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Bell Times

07:30 am - 02:40 pm

Transportation

Yes, Transportation is Provided

Provided for students who attend their neighborhood boundary school and live greater than 3/4 mile from the school. For more details please see detroitk12.org/transportation or call the school. Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.

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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 672
Accepting New Students?

Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Application Required No
Application Priorities N/A
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Academics & Activities

Curriculum

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

Top Activities

STEM, Music, Art, Technolgy, Afterschool Tutoring

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Sports
Music
Band/Orchestra
Leadership and Mentoring
STEM/Robotics

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
STEM
Arts
Field Trips

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

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.