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Chrysler Elementary School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -5th
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Enrollment 128 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:15 am - 3:25 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 25:1

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Points of pride

Chrysler Elementary is an award-winning school with a history of exemplary academic achievement. Our small environment provides a private school setting with strong parental involvement, including an active PTA and Dads Club. All students experience a rigorous, challenging learning environment that prepares them to become responsible global citizens and lifelong learners.


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Ms. Wendy Y. Shirley

Principal Wendy Y. Shirley of Chrysler Elementary School started as an elementary teacher in 1984 with Detroit Public Schools after graduating from Talladega College. In 1996, Principal Shirley became a school administrator after studying at Marygrove. Principal Shirley is an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Rho Omega and Great Lakes (MI) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

Location & Contact

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1445 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13134948440
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Bell Times

08:15 am - 03:25 pm


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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 128
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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 313-873-6352.

Academics & Activities


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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Afterschool Tutoring, Chess, Basketball, National Honor Society, Girl Scouts for Kindergarten - 5th grade

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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.