Inside Detroit Public Schools » Wayne Elementary School

November 19th, 2008

Wayne Elementary School

Wayne Elementary

Theresa Matthews, Principal

10633 Courville Street


Wayne Elementary has a proven record of excellence. They are recognized as a Skillman Good School and have a 100% highly qualified core academic staff. They also have several teachers who are candidates for National Board Certification.  Wayne Elementary has received the State of Michigan Golden Apple School Award, and numerous staff members have receivied recognition for their dedication to students.  Wayne Elementary takes the responsibility for educating children very seriously. Ensuring that all students achieve to their maximum potential is Wayne Elementary’s primary goal.

Named after General Anthony Wayne, an American Revolutionary hero, Wayne Elementary believes they can accelerate learning for all students using research-based strategies. The school works collaboratively with the many community partnerships they’ve built with organizations such as Gleaners Food Bank, Lens Crafters, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Detroit Free Press, Pizza Hut and many more. Wayne Elementary Principal Theresa Matthews knows that with community help, students will have even a greater chance of success.

Wayne Elementary offers students the opportunity to participate in programs such as Science Fairs, National Jumpstart-Pre K-2, Technology Lab, Super Saturday Tutorials, National Elementary Honor Society, Chess, Instrumental Music and Choir, Family Literacy Night, and much, much more! These activities along with the core curriculum help mold students into excellent learners’ who enjoy school and puts them on a path for success.

The staff at Wayne Elementary feel that the school is “a home away from home and a great school for all students.” They strive to successfully utilize all their resources to accomplish all their goals and make sure that no student is left behind and all have an equal opportunity to succeed.

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