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    We are so glad you're here!

    Detroit Public Schools Community District is focused on equipping Detroit's children for lifelong success. With more than 100 schools and 50,000 students, Michigan's largest school district is experiencing a renaissance, and our children are at the heart of the transformation. 

    This transformation begins with the implementation of rigorous reading and math curricula for K-8 and high school students, the commitment to counselors at every school and creating budgets that allow for art/music and gym at all schools. In addition, there are now more opportunities for parents to get involved through our Parent Teacher Associations and Parent Academy. 

    We believe we have the perfect school to meet your needs. Review the enrollment information provided below or contact us today so that we can help you find that special place where your child will learn and grow.


    Ready to Enroll? Click here for more information


    Finding a School

    Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of school options! Learn more below.

    Neighborhood Schools
    To identify your neighborhood schools, please enter your address here.
    To learn more about your neighborhood page, visit our School Directory and navigate to each school's web site to explore their offerings.

    Montessori Schools
    Detroit Public Montessori is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis by application. 
    To learn more, visit the Montessori web page. 

    Application Schools 
    To learn more about our specialty programs, including gifted, accelerated, single-gender and specialty high schools, please click here

    Fine and Performing Arts Schools
    We offer a comprehensive fine, performing and multimedia arts education from K-12. To learn more, please click here

    Examination High Schools - Now Accepting Applications through June 29
    Our most rigorous college and career preparation programs require an examination and have a competitive admissions process. 
    To learn more, click here

    Career and Technical Centers
    Students enrolled in a District high school can graduate with certification in various courses of study in seven industries. To learn more, click here

    Need more assistance?

    Click here to request assistance


    Have questions or facing difficulties enrolling in a school?

    Call the parent hotline at (313) 240-4377.

    Need language assistance? 

    Call our translation line at (866) 879-1195 for over the phone interpretation services.


    Kindergarten Requirements

    Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1. If the child will be five by December 1, you can inquire about a waiver.


    A student must be four years old by December 1. For more information on our Pre-K enrollment, click here


    Elementary/Middle: School bus transportation is provided for elementary/middle school students who live more than 3/4 of a mile from their assigned neighborhood school.

    High School: Bus passes are provided to high school students who live 1.5 miles or more away from their assigned neighborhood school.

    Transportation is not provided to students who live in Detroit but reside outside of the neighborhood boundary of the school in which they are seeking to enroll.



    Exam School Support & Assistance

    As we look ahead to Fall 2020 enrollment, our District's staff is committed to providing you and your family with admissions support for our Exam High Schools. Please see below opportunities to schedule 1:1 Phone or Video Call Appointments with an Enrollment Specialist or join us for a Webinar to learn more about these unique programs.

    Application Schools Support, Phone or Video Appointments:

    Through June 26

    30-minute appointments between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

    30-minute appointments available between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

    30-minute appointments between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    Click here to schedule a One-on-One Phone Call or Video Application Support Appointment


    Exam High School Webinars

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s Exam High Schools and how to apply for fall 2020 admissions?  
    Join us for an informational webinar that will provide an overview of the application process, criteria, and a step-by-step tutorial of how to apply online. 
    The final application window for Fall 2020 admissions will run from April 27 through June 29, 2020.

    Wednesday May 27
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

    Tuesday June 9
    5 -7 p.m. 

    Register for a Webinar