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 2021-22

    Name Office
    Brian Logan President
    Linda Tripp Vice President
    Patsy Johnson Treasurer
    Lawrence Crawford Secretary
    Dannis White Member





Contact Information

  • Office of Charter Schools

    Fisher Building, 9th Floor
    3011 W. Grand Blvd
    Detroit MI 48202
    Phone: (313) 873-7927
    Fax: (313) 873-6184

    Dr. Jendayi Gardner
    Executive Director of Charter Schools

    Jacqueline Sims
    Charter Schools Compliance Specialist