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Detroit School of Arts

3
15 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
433
Type
Public
123 Selden Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 494-6000

Michigan Merit Exam (MME)

Detroit School of Arts
Based on data from the 2014 school year

Community Reviews

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I've been at DSA for three years now and I honestly couldn't see myself going to any other high school. It's like home. The majors have very great and professional teachers that will get you where you want to go and all the staff care and love every student there.
Posted by a student on 1/8/2017
Detroit School of Arts is one of the best kept secrets in the state of Michigan. The students are motivated , focused and ready to learn. I appreciate having a school community that is about the business of education. An excellent choice of a high performing high school. Applications are accepted on an ongoing bases.
Posted by a teacher on 8/3/2014
This school is amazing. When choosing a school you have to consider DSA. The test scores are amazing and teachers are why. They do their best with the students. They take their time to prepare for test and more. The school have a amazing performances and more. This is a true college prep school. Its a safe environment. This is a school to consider!!!
Posted by a community member on 8/26/2013
I read each of the reviews that was submitted, and ended up saddened and appalled by some of the responses from the parents and the students. Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton, the founder of DSA had a vision in which she was able to bring to fruition by talking with people such as Max Fisher, and other "movers and shakers" to get the process of building a school so that students that were creative, talented , scholarly, and interested in working towards excellence would be able to achieve their respective goals. Inasmuch as she did this, to vilify the school, the curriculum, and the staff is too much. As a former educator in the DPS, I fully understand and recognize the fact that there are problems in many schools, whether they are DPS schools or schools throughout this country. Dr. Cotton has exhibited the right attitude, the steadfastness to work for the betterment of all students that enter the doors of DSA.She is one person. She wore many hats, some of them were very "Hard hats." I strongly suggest that instead of spewing hatefulness,, .rollup your sleeves, go to the school, volunteer, tutor ,, spend some time there.
Posted by a community member on 9/29/2011
DSA is a Detroit Public School, need I say any more. I removed my child because I didn't feel she was safe. I felt the staff cared more about the new building than the lives of the students. Sure the school had security and metal detectors but they were inefficient. There was a high turnover of teachers and subs. They did a good job getting students into college but many are unprepared. They have great ideas but poor implementation. Removing my child was the best decision I've ever made regarding her education. Compared to other DPS schools it's better than average but compared to other Michigan schools, DSA is substandard.
Posted by a community member on 6/8/2011

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Detroit schools - Detroit School of Arts is located at 123 Selden Street, Detroit MI 48201. Detroit School of Arts is in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Detroit School of Arts is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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