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4th Grade Teacher Ms. McMichael is the Mix 92.3 Teacher of the Week!

Students from DEA and DEAW encouraged other students 

to donate water to Flint on the WORD Network

Bottled Water Being Donated to a Charter School in Flint

Leaders are awarded at the Winter "Leader In Me" Ceremony


Welcome to David Ellis Academy-West, a tuition-free public school academy located in Redford, Michigan. We provide a high quality, rigorous curriculum to students in preschool through eighth grade.

Because of our high standards and dedicated teachers, our enrollment has increased steadily each year since our inception. Today DEA-W boasts an enrollment of more than 750 students and 50 employees.

We know you’ll find our school an amazing place for your child to learn. We offer many programs to benefit and enrich our students including foreign language instruction, before and after school latch key services, all day Montessori based kindergarten, special education resources, and many sports and after school activities.

We hope you’ll spend some time on our website getting to know us. We lead by example and set high standards for our students. We know we are educating tomorrow’s leaders.
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Board Member Needed

The David Ellis Academy West Board of Directors is reviewing applications to fill a board member vacancy. Please forward a letter of intent and resume by June 17 to:

19800 Beech Daly Road
Redford, MI 48240

Girls on the Run!

Is your daughter interested in Girls on the Run? The new cost is $55 for the first 16 girls that sign up. The season starts the week of March 15th and the practices will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:45. Please contact Mrs. Peterson or Mrs. Knoffsinger for the new information sheets to sign up. We are looking forward to a great season!

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Back to School Orientation - Morning Session
Date: 9/1/2016, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48219, USA
Back to School Orientation - Afternoon Session
Date: 9/1/2016, 12:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48219, USA
First Day of School for Students (Full Uniform Required)
Date: 9/6/2016, 7:50 AM 3:30 PM
Breakfast/Hot Lunch Service Begins
Date: 9/12/2016
First Day of School for PreK/GSRP Students
Date: 9/12/2016, 7:30 AM 4 PM


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