About Us


    Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art, a 21st century State-of-the Art Pk—8th grade elementary /middle school is dedicated to motivating each student towards excellence. Our school offers a unique well-rounded curriculum of Fine and Performing Arts balanced by a strong emphasis on academic achievement. Our honors include:

    • Top Gold winners and Grand Awards at the Metropolitan Science Fair for three consecutive years 
    • Thanksgiving Parade Float Design 1st place Winner
    • 1st Place winner in the NAACP Art and Essay contest. Most students to enter and received top awards to be displayed at the DIA
    • The Skillman Foundation Good Schools Award
    • Curtis Granderson Music, Essay and Art 1st place contest winners
    • Anti-Bullying Poster contest state winners
    • First Place Vocal Music Competition Awards annually
    • Superior Ratings for Instrumental Music
    • Jazz Band students represented the district at the Detroit Jazz festival for 5 consecutive years and featured at the Evening of Fine Arts
    • Dance students consistently win scholarships to attend the Blue Lake Camp for Dance
    • Optimist Club Essay and Oratorical Contest winners
    • Award winning pre-school program, recognized by Excellent Schools of Detroit as the best in the City
    • Recognition for School Garden Program