Welcome to DPS

Detroit School of Arts
Detroit School of Arts

The more you know about Detroit Public Schools the more you’ll want to say “I’m in!”

Start your dreams of becoming a dancer, singer, actor, astronaut, world-class chef, nurse, doctor, pilot, or whatever you want to be.

Enroll in DPS

Schools by Curriculum

School Reports and Guides

School Maps & Locations

Interactive Map of Schools

Top five reasons why attendance is important

  1. You won’t miss out.Five reasons why attendance is important
  2. You are prepared.
  3. You have the opportunity to ask questions.
  4. You’re building friendships.
  5. You are setup for success!

Make sure you are in school on Count Day Wednesday, October 7, 2015 #EveryDayCounts.

There is a school for every child at DPS. Make sure your child is counted by enrolling today. If you need help choosing a school, please call (313) 240-4377 or click here:  A school for every child.


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

2. IMG_8073

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!