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Henderson Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 779 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 9:00 am - 4:10 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students Yes arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 30:1
Enrollment

Application Required

No
How to Apply

Points of pride

Henderson Academy is "On a Quest" to increase the learning outcomes for all students. This is achieved by the combined efforts of our involved community, committed students, and our highly energetic staff that delivers exciting instruction each day. We are a Pre K - 8 learning environment that offers 1-1 technology, free afterschool tutoring, mentoring programs, daily reading, and mathematics intervention support for all students. In addition, we have a variety of sports teams and afterschool clubs, all offered in a safe and secure learning environment.

Leadership

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Dr. Roy Harris
Principal

Dr. Roy D. Harris has served in the field of education for over 20 years in a variety of positions throughout the K-12 arena. Dr. Harris completed his doctor of education at Olivet Nazarene University, graduating with dissertation of distinction. At Henderson, Dr. Harris focuses his efforts on removing barriers for students and their success.

Location & Contact

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Address
16101 W Chicago
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Detroit, MI
48228
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Phone Number +13138520512
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Bell Times

09:00 am - 04:10 pm

Transportation

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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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 779
Accepting New Students?

Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Application Required No
Application Priorities N/A
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Academics & Activities

Curriculum

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

High Quality Math Instruction, High Quality Reading Instruction, Intervention Programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Athletics

Top Activities
Sports
Dance
Arts
Leadership and Mentoring
STEM/Robotics
Chess

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Tutoring
STEM
Arts
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

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.