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Catherine C. Blackwell Institute

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 326 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 No/No
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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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Application Required

No
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Points of pride

Blackwell cultivates a community of strong readers who are literacy award winners. We offer culturally rich programming centered on African-American culture and history. We also pride ourselves on giving our students the individualized attention that each child deserves.

Leadership

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Ms. Natalia Russell
Principal

Ms. Russell is a graduate of both Fisk University and Marygrove College. She has served as an educator for over twenty-five years, and as principal at Catherine C. Blackwell Institute for the past seven years. Principal Russell builds upon the belief that while educating the whole child and while servicing the family, student achievement will rise.

Location & Contact

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Address
9330 Shoemaker
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Detroit, MI
48213
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Phone Number +13133864391
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Bell Times

08:30 am - 03:40 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 326
Accepting New Students?

No

Application Required No
Application Priorities
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit detroitk12.org/enroll or call 313-240-4377 for more information.

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

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Academic Programs, Parent Home Connection, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Community Partnerships, Sports Program

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Sports
Music
Student Government
STEM/Robotics
Academic Games/Competitions

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
STEM
Computer lab
Field Trips

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

No

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.