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Fisher Magnet Upper Academy

15491 Maddelein Street
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Quick facts

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Grades Served 5th -8th
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Enrollment 426 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 7:30 am - 2:32 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 35:1

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Points of pride

Fisher Magnet Upper Academy is a school of choice located on the northeast side of Detroit. Our curriculum includes general education, exceptional student education, honors courses, visual art, physical education, and a music and fine arts department. We also provide one-to-one technology for every student to accompany our blended learning model. Our staff is committed to developing the whole child by building character and ensuring the progression of intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth. Excitement and enthusiasm are two words that describe our middle school students. We are also the home of the Ford Resource and Engagement Center, which gives our students and parents immediate access to additional resources offered by community partners. 


Mr. Michael G. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is entering his third year, as principal at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy. He is excellent with curriculum planning, management responsibilities, and budget oversight, as well as establishing a positive learning environment for children. Mr. Johnson understands the importance of establishing a positive building culture through shared leadership and collaborative efforts with all staff members and community stakeholders. He believes that data drives classroom instruction and should be the most important factor when making administrative decisions.

Location & Contact

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15491 Maddelein Street
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138667233
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Bell Times

07:30 am - 02:32 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 426
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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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One-to-One Technology Program, Academic Enrichment/Support, Honors Courses, Academic Games, Extra Curricular Activities

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Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Honors classes
Computer lab
1:1 Technology


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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.