Top K-8 Schools

Every year, we gather a group of parents, experts, and teachers to grade Detroit’s schools. We use more than test scores—we also look at how much students learn in a year and what the school atmosphere is like.

Get in touch with our recommended schools, learn more about them, and find a good fit for your child. It’s best to enroll in a new school as soon as possible before it fills up. Read our tips for how to choose a school.

We recommend these schools because of their:

  • Welcoming Environment
  • Caring Teachers and Staff
  • Strong Academics
  • Involved Families
  • Community Partnerships
  • Afterschool and Extracurricular Activities

Our Spring 2014 Recommended K-8 Schools are:

Bates Academy, Preschool-8

Bennett Elementary School, Preschool-5

Brenda Scott Academy, Preschool-8

Burton International School, Preschool-8

Charles Wright School, Preschool-4

Chrysler Elementary School, Preschool-5

Clippert Academy, 5-8

Cornerstone Nevada Primary School, Preschool-5

Cornerstone Nevada Middle School, 6-8

Davison Elementary-Middle School, Preschool-8

Detroit Edison Public School Academy, Preschool-8

Detroit Innovation Academy, Kindergarten-6

Detroit Merit Charter Academy, Kindergarten-8

Detroit Premier Academy, Kindergarten-8

Dixon Educational Learning Academy, Preschool-8

Flagship Charter Academy, Kindergarten-8

Harms Elementary School, Preschool-5

Hope of Detroit Academy, Kindergarten-8

Madison-Carver Academy, Preschool-7

Maybury Elementary School, Preschool-5

Munger Elementary-Middle School, Kindergarten-8

New Paradigm Glazer Academy, Kindergarten-8

Nichols Elementary-Middle School, Preschool-6

Pasteur Elementary School, Preschool-6

Phoenix Multicultural Academy, Kindergarten-8

Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, Preschool-5

Ross-Hill Academy, Kindergarten-8

Thirkell Elementary School, Preschool-6

University Preparatory Academy Mark Murray Elementary School, Kindergarten-5

University Preparatory Academy Science and Math Middle School, 6-8

Vernor Elementary School, Preschool-6