Points of pride
Mrs. Villarreal was born in Detroit, Michigan. Her family migrated to Mexico every year for five months where her father was a seasonal construction worker. She began her education only speaking Spanish as a student with DPS. She completed the 6th grade in Detroit before moving with her family to Texas. Mrs. Villarreal returned to Michigan and began her educational career in 2001 with the District. She returned as a teacher to Maybury Elementary School where she was once a student. She then moved to Roberto Clemente Learning Academy where she served as the assistant principal for two years and principal for five years. She was named the principal of Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School in 2015 where she is now in her fifth year as principal. Mrs. Villarreal received the 482 Forward Award for her outstanding leadership in creating an inclusive environment for all stakeholders in the community. Mrs. Villarreal also received special recognition from the Mexican American National Association for building extensive partnerships within the Southwest Detroit Community. Mrs. Villarreal says it is an honor to serve her community.
Location & Contact
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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|Accepting New Students?||
Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
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.
One-to-one technology program, Reading intervention, Math intervention, Library, Tutoring
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.