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Blueprint 2020: Strategic Plan

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The Detroit Public Schools Community District Board approved the new three-year strategic plan focused on five priorities: outstanding achievement, transformative culture, whole child commitment, exceptional talent and responsible stewardship. The plan includes the District’s new mission, vision, core values, and priorities.


We educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.


All students will have the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to thrive in our city, our nation, our world.

Core Values

  • Students First
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Equity
  • Service
  • Tenacity


  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Transformative Culture
  • Whole Child Commitment
  • Exceptional Talent
  • Responsible Stewardship