35 Parent Reviews for Detroit Service Learning Academy
I am extremely impressed with this school. The principal and support staff as well as the teachers are present themselves in a very professional manner. This is my son's 3rd school in 3 yrs and I hope to be his last through 8th grade. The learning and social responsibility curriculum are all very
... Read more relevant to today's environment and culture. The homework is pertinent and an extension to what is being taught at that time and not just a packet of work that my child has no clue about because it was just breezed through in the classroom. I hope his 3rd grade year is as successful as his 2nd grade year was. I look forward to many more honor role certificates to come through my door! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/26/10
If you want your child to have the best, then Detroit Service Learning Acd is for you. The teachers are great in terms of providing your child with what they need. It is a technology base school, therefore, your child will far exceed in their knowledge of computer. They will be educated on social
... Read more networking, search engines, and many other aspects of the computer. But wait! They will learn on regular PC, MAC, etc... The administration from top to bottom work for what is in the best interest of your child. M.E.A.P. scores, as well as, other national testing problems are very high. I can go on, but I will leave it to you to do your research. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/01/10
My daughter is a student at DSLA and so far it has been just ok. I would like for the school to have weekly classroom newsletters that highlight what is happening in the school and in the classrooms on a weekly basis. At the JA for 6-8 this is not in place and it should be. Also, teachers should be required
... Read more to update grades in powerschool on a weekly basis and not wait until the end or weeks later so that parents can keep up to date with their child's grades. One more thing about the school is that I think they do a good job at preparing the students for the MEAP test and that is a plus. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/12/09
I love my school it is fun but is disiplined but you can learn stuff that most high school kids are learning now
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Posted by a student on 11/01/09
I am Jazmine Williams. I am a former student. I gratuated from there in 2007. I have to say to the staff and parents that are reading this. DSLA is a real wonderful school for your child to attend. I have learn so much from the school, staff, students, and parents. I would like to say i am proud to be
... Read more a DSLA former student.!!! 1999-2007 had lots of fun...! :) Read less
Posted by a student on 08/10/09
i am a 6th grade student at the dsla and i love it the curriculum academics and the social activity is amazing whoever is in this school is up for an amazing life changing chance of education!
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This school actually is not as good as it was before but they need to step it up and stop the non sense. My daughter is in the eighth grade which means this is her last year at this school and they were supposed to go to Cedar Pointe but the new J.A. Adminnistrator cancled it. I have to say they do change
... Read more teachers inthe middle of the year and dont keep check of there uniforms. Your better of going to Taft Middle School down the block. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/04/09
I love this school. My son is in 1st grade and in his 2nd year at DSLA. The teachers are outstanding. The curriculum is great. I get a daily update on my son progress and anything that he is having trouble with. My son will attend DSLA until 8th grade. Anyone who sends there kids to this school will
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Posted by a parent on 03/24/09
This school is a nightmare...I am not sure what happened to the excellence i was reading in these posts, but by far this school is nothing to brag about. I have three children that attend there and of the three there is only one teacher who really keeps in contact with us regarding our child. I left
... Read more DPS hoping to find something different, but after this year that is it. I will continue to put my trust in a district that has been around for years rather than one trying to get in the game. The school switches teacher's in the middle of the school year and never inform the parents. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I wish the government would stop pushing teaching exams but actually teaching the children. DSLA gets two thumbs down! Read less
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Detroit schools — Detroit Service Learning Academy is located at 21605 W 7 Mile Rd, Detroit MI 48219. 21605 W 7 Mile Rd is in the 48219 ZIP code in Detroit, MI The school district for Detroit Service Learning Academy is the Michigan State Department Of Education. Detroit Service Learning Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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