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Edison Elementary School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -5th
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Enrollment 347 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/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 25:1

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Points of pride

In 2019, Edison students increased their M-STEP proficiency percentages by 13% in Math and 7% in ELA. Our basketball team qualified for the District’s Final 4. Our school is a ModEL School, which is a collaboration with EL Education to improve the reading skills for our students. Our school has a partnership with MGM, which has resulted in a sponsorship of our Edison Rewards Store for positive behavior. We offer the Student Council for our student leaders, Girl Scouts for our young ladies, and one-to-one technology for all of our students.


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Ms. Akeya Murphy

When Principal Murphy's students leave Thomas A. Edison Elementary School they are prepared for middle school and beyond. This is because every student is provided with a laptop computer to ensure that they are technologically savvy. The school's community takes pride in offering two educational programs: Montessori and traditional classrooms. Edison "Tigers" may participate in sports and clubs to develop the whole child. Come join the momentum and prepare your child for success. Edison is excelling, engaging, and empowering!

Location & Contact

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17045 Grand River
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138521066
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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 347
Accepting New Students?


Application Required Yes
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Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation; please visit or call 313-240-4377 for more information. Participation in the Montessori program requires an application. Please see for more information or call 313-873-8531.

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program



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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Family Oriented School with Family Values, Highly Trained and Certified Teachers, 2 Highly Skilled Master Teachers to Support Teachers, Model School for Math and ELA in DPSCD, Service-oriented, Accessible and Knowledgeable Administrators

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Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Honors society
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.