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Denby High School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 539 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:20 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 35:1

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Points of pride

Built Denby Strong! Denby High School is empowering its students to positively impact the world through its Robotics Industrial certification program in partnership with FANUC, as well as its construction design dual enrollment program with Lawrence Technological University.


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Ms. Tanisha Manningham

Principal Manningham has been the principal at Denby High School for five years. She has been an educator for 20 years serving as an elementary and special education teacher. She is currently working on an education specialist degree at Grand Valley State University. Through her community work with Caught Up Mentoring, the Tanisha Manningham Empowerment Award has been named in her honor.

Location & Contact

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12800 Kelly Road
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138667200
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:20 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

Students may show their DPSCD issued student ID to ride DDOT free of charge Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00am - 10:00pm. For more details please see 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 Details
Enrollment 539
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Application Required No
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Enrollment Instructions

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

Academics & Activities


High School students' coursework is based on a rigorous core curriculum of required courses in the main content areas of English Language Arts (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (3 credits), and Social Studies (3 credits) as well as Physical Education and Health (1 credit), World Languages (2 credits), Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (1 credit), and an out-of-class learning experience. In addition, students have access to a broad range of electives from Business Law to Digital Music and Editing, advanced coursework like AP Calculus AB and Chemistry, as well as career and technical education programs and opportunities to take college-level courses for college credit. Annually, the District publishes a course catalog of Board approved courses.

Support Programs

Top Activities

AP & Honors Courses, Robotics Career Academy, Construction Design-Dual Enrollment with LTU, Wayne State C2 Pipeline, Football & Boys/Girls Basketball

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Student Government
Spoken word/Poetry

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Honors classes
Honors society
Dual Enrollment
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips
Career/Industry Certifications
AP Classes


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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.