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Marcus Garvey Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 334 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 No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 30:1

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Points of pride

Marcus Garvey Academy (MGA) subscribes to an African-Centered approach to teaching, learning, and social development. In doing so, students are afforded a rigorous curriculum that includes Math, Science, ELA, and Social Studies, yet infuses the Nguza Saba (Principles of Kwanzaa), Calm Classroom, PBIS, Data Driven instruction, and Expect Respect initiatives to create a learning environment that encompasses the whole child approach. With such a unique educational approach, MGA is able to help improve students’ academic, social, cultural, and community consciousness. MGA offers a plethora of classes and clubs to both introduce and enhance students’ interest and talents. MGA believes in cultural pride and diversity and is building a village of students who are life-long learners.


school leader
Mr. Elijah Rozier

Mr. Rozier has over twenty years of educational experience. Since arriving at Marcus Garvey Academy, Mr. Rozier has placed emphasis on culture, shared leadership, researched-based instructional practices, data-driven decision-making and implementation of student-centered classrooms. In addition, Mr. Rozier deems parent and community involvement, parent relationships and workshops, as well as parent volunteering vital to the success of MGA.

Location & Contact

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2301 Van Dyke
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138667400
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Bell Times

09:00 am - 04:10 pm


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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 334
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 for more information or call 313-873-6360.

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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African Dance/Drumming, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program, STEM, Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, Leadership and Mentors

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Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Debate and Speech
Academic Games/Competitions

Academic Offerings

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Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
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.