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Earhart Elementary-Middle School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 901 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 7:30 am - 2:40 pm
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Before/After Care No/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 30:1

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Points of pride

Experience a rigorous academic program taught by caring, bilingual staff. Our beautiful building features a state-of-the-art media center and two large computer labs. We are proud to be a PreK to 8th grade diverse, multicultural academic institution in the heart of Southwest Detroit.


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Mrs. Melissa Villarreal

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

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1000 Scotten
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138493945
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Bell Times

07:30 am - 02:40 pm


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 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 901
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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


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

Top Activities

One-to-one technology program, Reading intervention, Math intervention, Library, Tutoring

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Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Honors classes
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips


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.