Welcome to Thirkell Elementary/Middle School!!! Home of the Jaguars. Thirkell has served students as an educational pillar in the city of Detroit for nearly 100 years. We have the pleasure of servicing students in grades K – 8th grade. We also have our Exceptional Student Education program that includes Pre-K Austism Spectrum Disorder, Pre-K Early Childhood Developmental Delay, Mild Cognitive Impaired, Elementary and Middle School Emotionally Impaired classrooms, and Resource teacher support. Here at Thirkell we believe in promoting a positive and safe eductional environment for our students. Through our community partners and through our amazing staff, students have the ability to make a difference in their communities by joining after school programs. We believe that the kids are our future here so it is a must that we get them prepared for the world.