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Emerson Elementary-Middle School

18240 Huntington Rd.
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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 614 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 30:1

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Points of pride

Emerson is committed to providing a positive learning environment for whole-child development. We are very proud of our growing STEM Programs.  All K-8 students will take part in our "A World In Motion STEM Program" that is supported by SAE foundation, General Motors and Ford corporation. We have partnered up with the Girls Get-IT program that focuses on getting our young ladies interested in math and science. Our boys and girls mentoring program is based on the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) system.  Our mentoring programs are supported by the Nike Community Ambassador Program and the Bully Crusaders Mentor Program.


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Mr. Alonzo F. Terry Jr.

Mr. Terry attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Henry Ford High School. He received a bachelor degree from Central State University in Ohio, and graduated from Wayne State University with a teaching certification, and master degrees in social studies education and educational leadership. Mr. Terry has work for the District as a dean of students, a district-behavior modification coordinator, an assistant principal, and now a principal.

Location & Contact

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18240 Huntington Rd.
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138319688
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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 614
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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

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STEM Program, One-to-One Technology Program, Mentoring, Restorative Practice, Afterschool Tutoring

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Leadership and Mentoring

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
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.