David Ellis Academy

  • The David Ellis Academy, in collaboration with the community, prepares students for the 21st Century in a safe and orderly environment that teaches academic, cultural, social, physical, organizational, conflict resolution and goal-seeking skills. The staff assists students in achieving their maximum potential, helps students develop positive attitudes and high self-esteem, and enables students to become productive citizens within the community and society at large.


    Grades: K–8
    Curriculum focus: College Prep
    Address: 18977 Schaefer and 18962 Schaefer, Detroit, MI  48235
    Located near: 7 Mile and Schaefer
    Phone: (313) 927-5395
    Fax:  (313) 927-5376
    Principal of Academics: Talana Perry
    Principal’s Email Address: tperry@deaschools.com
    Principal of Operations: Kenya Hildreth
    Principal's Email Address: khildreth@bardwellgroup.com
    Website: www.Dea-Detroit.com
    Management Company:  Bardwell Group
    Educational Service Provider Agreement: David Elllis ESP Agreement
    Charter Contract: David Ellis Contract
    Year first authorized: 1998

    Board Members for 2022-23

    Name Office
    Brian Logan President
    Lawrence Crawford Vice President
    Patsy Johnson Secretary
    Karen Gentry Treasurer
    Linda R. Tripp Chief Administrative Officer 





Contact Information

  • Office of Charter Schools

    Fisher Building, 9th Floor
    3011 W. Grand Blvd
    Detroit MI 48202
    Phone: (313) 873-3566
    Fax: (313) 873-6184

    Alycia Meriweather
    Deputy Superintendent