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8 Detroit Public Schools honored by Mackinac Center as among the best in the state


Thirkell Elementary School is the state’s highest rated elementary-middle school

Leaders from eight Detroit Public Schools ranked among the best elementary-middle schools in the state by Mackinac Center for Public Policy joined parents, staff and students at Thirkell Elementary School—the state’s highest rated school—during a special assembly on July 9, 2013.

In all, two Detroit Public Schools—Thirkell and Davison—were among the top eight in the state of Michigan, and two DPS-authorized charters were among the top 10 schools in the state—Ross-Hill Academy and Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center.

Additional DPS schools in the top 100 recognized during the assembly were: Ronald Brown, Harms, Clippert, Pasteur, Chrysler and Burton International.

The author of the study, Mackinac Center’s Director of Education Policy Audrey Spaulding, made the presentation at Thirkell Tuesday.

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About Detroit Public Schools

Detroit Public Schools is creating Centers of Excellence in every school in every neighborhood. The district’s primary mission is educating students to perform at high academic levels. DPS offers educational advantages to students and parents/guardians across the system and reforms throughout the district’s 100 schools.

Those include:

  • $146 million in student grants and scholarships
  • 3 new state-of-the-art school buildings or major renovations that opened in September
  • Netbooks for every student in grades 6–12 and take-home Netbooks for grades 8–12

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