Edward 'Duke' Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art
9860 Park Drive
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Points of pride
Over the past 14 years, Dr. Ainsworth-Comfort has worked with four urban public school districts (Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and New York) and three universities (University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University). Dr. Ainsworth-Comfort's background in urban education reform has helped her serve as a principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has also served as an instructional coach, common core curriculum developer, professor, teacher mentor, practitioner researcher, and an English teacher. Dr. Ainsworth-Comfort is committed to cultivating both the academic intellects and creative genius in all of our students!
Location & Contact
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 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?||
To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Participation in the DSA Pathways program requires an application. Please visit detroitk12.org/dsapathways for more information or call 313-873-6347.
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.
Performing Arts, One-to-One Technology Program, Equipped Classrooms and Labs, Schools of the 21st Century Afterschool Program, Sports, Extracurricular Activities like Chess Club and Lego Club
Is there a parent advisory council?Yes
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.