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Diann Banks-Williamson Education Center

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 67 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 9:00 am - 4:10 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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Points of pride

Diann Banks-Williamson is a Center Based High School. We provide individualized instruction, educational programs, and service to students 14-19 years old. We service students with severe and moderate cognitive impairments, as well Autism, to help them achieve their academic goals. We have so much to offer students, and are also home to Felicia Whitted, Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 and an exceptional Special Olympics team.


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Dr. Athena Marsh

Dr. Marsh has worked for the district as a teacher, lead teacher, academic games state championship winning coach, cheerleader coach, literacy coach, instructional specialist, assistant principal and now principal. She was also a student in Detroit Public Schools. Prior to becoming the principal at Diann Banks-Williamson, she served as the assistant principal and has been at the school for four years.

Location & Contact

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5020 Cadieux
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13133477280
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Bell Times

09:00 am - 04:10 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

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 67
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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

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Exceptional Student Education

Support Programs

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Special Olympics, Daily Living, Adaptive PE, CBI

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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.