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Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 360 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:30 am - 3:40 pm
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Before/After Care No/Yes
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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

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Points of pride

Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy offers an African-Centered curriculum that provides students with a rich foundation for learning. We prepare students academically and socially through culturally responsive instruction.


school leader
Dr. Jeffery Robinson

Dr. Jeffery D. Robinson is a native of Detroit Michigan and a product of the Detroit Public School system. He is the principal of the Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, the first public African-centered school in the nation created solely to address the needs of Black children. Dr. Robinson is an associate professor in the College of Education at Wayne State University, as well as Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in urban education and school leadership.

Location & Contact

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2585 Grove
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13134948100
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Bell Times

08:30 am - 03:40 pm


No, Transportation is not Provided

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 360
Accepting New Students?

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

Application Required Yes
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Please visit for more information or call 313-873-6361.

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 Centered/Cultrally Responsive pedagogy, Boys and Girls cultural compentence /rites of passage, District Basketball champion, Strong Parent Teacher Association, Strong business and community support.

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Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Spoken word/Poetry

Academic Offerings

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Reading interventionist
Honors society
1:1 Technology


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.