IMG_0180The Parade Company brings Ludington student’s design to life during 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest!

Talented eighth grade student Ayress Goss of Ludington Magnet Honors School is now among the multiple DPS students to win the Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest!

IMG_0239Goss witnessed her artistic creation brought to life for the first time at The Parade Company, when she was announced as the 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest winner on Wednesday, November 18.

Goss’s drawing entitled “Family Time” was transformed into a magical float, which features a giant tree with an oversized slide spiraling down its trunk into a pile of colorful autumn leaves. Goss will be joined by her family as she accompanies her float along the parade route during the 89th annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van.

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The DPS Office of Literacy launched a new literacy text messaging initiative. Families in grades K-8 will receive one weekly text message on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. The text will be a resource or a tip on how to boost literacy for students in school and when at home.

Parents can opt-in to receiving the text messages and all other District phone messages by following these simple instructions:

  1. Text the word optin to 68453.
  2. Look out for a confirmation message.
  3. If at anytime you want to opt out, text STOP to quit, HELP for help.

Please note, although the district does not charge for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by parents for sending or receiving text messages. Parents should check with their wireless carrier for possible charges.

New program allows DPS students to become firefighters and EMTs immediately upon graduation!

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This fall, a class of 30 Detroit Public Schools students will become the first to be trained as Firefighters as part of a new collaboration between the Detroit Fire Department and DPS!

Read the full story: New Firefighter/EMT Program »

DPS News Highlights

It’s Here! Picking the Perfect School Guide!

Picking the Perfect School GuideHot off the presses! Take a look at the brand new Picking the Perfect School Guide!

Want to know more about our arts programs? Our elementary golf programs? The awesome Public School League?  From Dual Language Immersion to single-gender schools to African-Centered Education, DPS has it all!

See the full guide here: Picking the Perfect School Guide

Learn more about our “Best Kept Secrets,” like our offerings at Camp Burt Shurly and Davis Aerospace Technical High School!

How Can You Make a Difference?

To pick up guides to take out to your neighborhood, grocery stores or businesses, call the DPS Enrollment Growth room at (313) 873-6345. Or sign up to be an AMBASSADOR!

Become a DPS Ambassador!

See our GREAT students and the fantastic learning opportunities happening in DPS!

See It! Believe It! Share It!

DPS Students and Employees Contribute to Steady Progress!

Picture of DPS progress guide coverNew booklet gives examples of students achievement and financial reforms over the last five years.

In an effort to tell our own story Detroit Public Schools has created a new progress guide that details how the District’s students and staff have worked together toward improved academic achievement, as well as financial and structural reforms that are laying the foundation for long-term sustainability.

DPS Progress Guide 2008-2015


Home Grown Eating for Our Students

DPS provides 13,300 servings of food from our own farm

DPS Office of School Nutrition employees and volunteers will pick nearly 6,600 ears of corn to be served on 13,300 DPS student plates this year! The corn was planted, grown and will be fully harvested on the farm site of Drew Transition Center, a DPS School!



Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting Annual Education Report

News & Press Releases

Detroit Public Schools’ Camp Burt Shurly receives $100,000 donation in honor of late Businessman and Philanthropist Joseph Handleman

The Parade Company Brings Winning Student’s Design To Life During 24th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest

Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out bringing wellness and nutrition programming to Detroit schools

DPS Football Regional Scores, Schedules and Teams Remaining in the MHSAA Semi-Finals

Academy of the Americas to host Michigan Tech SHPE “Family Engineering Night” on Monday, November 23

THANK YOU to our Veterans!

2015 Bosch Awards

Parent Resources

Upcoming Events

8TH GRADE STUDENT RECRUITMENT EVENT: Spend the Evening at Detroit School of Arts
Today 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Family Saturday: Winter Solstice Celebrations
12/5/2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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