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Old Redford Academy Elementary School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served PreK -4th
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Enrollment 543 Students
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Type Of School Charter
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Start/End Time 7:50 am - 3:05 am
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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 28:1

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Points of pride

Old Redford Academy Elementary School is proud to provide digital resources for all curriculum platforms, along with activities, such as basketball, cheerleading, robotics, Girl Scouts, and a Sister-to-Sister Mentoring Program.


Ms. Tomeka Dixon

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A Member of the Central Michigan University Community

Location & Contact

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17195 Redford St.
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13135327510
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Bell Times

07:50 am - 03:05 am

07:50 am - 03:35 am (MondayTuesdayWednesdaythursdayFriday)


Yes, Transportation is Provided

Old Redford Academy Elementary School offers transportation to all students in grades K-4.

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 543
Accepting New Students?

Yes - PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Application Required Yes
Application Priorities Siblings of Current Students, Children of Staff, Other
Enrollment Instructions

Old Redford Academy is currently accepting enrollment applications from K-12 students. The Enrollment Application is available on the District’s website at, as well as the campus location.

Academics & Activities


Old Redford Academy Elementary School utilizes the following curriculum suites for K-4 academics: CKLA, Eureka Math, Edulastic, Inspire Science – Houghton Mifflin, Networks Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin, Compass Learning, and NWEA MAP Skills.

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Top Activities

Basketball, cheerleading, robotics, Girl Scouts, and a Sister-to-Sister Mentoring Program.

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Leadership and Mentoring
Student Clubs
Academic Games/Competition

Academic Offerings

In addition to offering all core classes, Old Redford Academy Elementary School also provides music, art, media, gym, and writing to all scholars in grades K-4.

Our school is data-driven, which allows administration and staff the tools to make changes in curriculum to best suit the needs of our scholars. Each student receives an individualized learning path through Compass Learning or MAP Skills that allows the scholar to progress at their own individual rate. Our school prides itself in looking for the best cutting-edge curriculum and educational technology that will work hand-in-hand to bring out the best academic results in our scholars.

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips
Virtual/online classes


Is there a parent advisory council?


Old Redford Academy Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (P.T.S.O.) bridges the communication gap between the school, staff, and parents through parental-involvement opportunities. The purpose is to enhance the educational and academic experience for students, while incorporating and combining social experiences for all families and students alike.


School Safety Culture

Old Redford Academy Elementary School uses the following strategies and programs to promote a school culture of safety:

- Zero Tolerance for Bullying following Michigan State Police Guidelines.

- Detailed chart of infractions with 3 categories (Classroom Infractions, School-wide Infractions and Illegal Infractions, each with a detailed explanation for rendering a consequence).

- The elementary campus includes buzzer entries at doors, a security guard, and over 20 security cameras located throughout the campus and parking lots.

- A Dean of Students and a social worker oversee preventive programming, such as mentoring and restorative practices, to build a strong culture and reinforce safety expectations.