Bagley Elementary School

8100 Curtis Street, Detroit MI, 48221-2519

Phone: (313) 494-7175 • Fax: (313) 494-7173

Principal: Cheryl Price

About Us

School Brochure

Bagley Elementary School has been recognized consistently by the Michigan Department of Education for meeting Adequate Yearly Progress and addressing the needs of students, grades Pre-K through 6, who require academic growth, as well as those at or above grade level.

Strong emphasis is placed on academic achievement by meeting the needs of students where they are and challenging them to accelerate. Curriculum highlights include individualized instruction, flexible grouping for achievement and “educating the whole child” to eliminate barriers to learning.

Our overarching strategy to ensure success for ALL students includes “Response-To-Intervention,” a data-driven approach to student achievement.

School of the Week: Bagley Elementary School

Posted on October 27, 2014

If there is one commonality among most Bagley Elementary School students, fourth-grader Ryan Langford would proudly say, “We’re all pretty smart.”

They also love math and science. And the majority know exactly which career fields pique their interest by the fourth grade. Ryan, who is 9 years old, has a list of “top three” careers that he plans to narrow down by sixth grade.

“My favorite subjects are science and math. I’ve always been interested in Earth Science and how the earth should be getting colder…,” Ryan says. “I was thinking a scientist. I was also thinking maybe a doctor. And I was thinking maybe an architect because I’m really good with Legos. Those are the three things.”

Bagley, a Pre-K-6 school of nearly 400 students, is one of many Detroit Public Schools that offer programs such as Lego Leagues and Science Fairs to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to strengthen its overall academic curriculum. Bagley’s sixth graders also participate in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program(DAPCEP), which operates middle school-level programs in over 20 DPS schools and provides workshops to help teachers and students prepare for the Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit held at Cobo Center.

Through the district’s strong science partnerships, students regularly enjoy visits to the Cranbrook Institute of Scienceand the Michigan Science Center to explore exhibits focusing on prehistoric animals, space travel, engineering, physical science and more.

Kelly Richardson, also a fourth-grader at Bagley, loves math and science. She aspires to become a nurse because she loves to help people. Although Najha Perry, a third-grader, enjoys doing science projects, she plans to become a lawyer. As for 8-year-old Serenity Dillard, she has her heart set on becoming a doctor.

“I want to operate on people,” says the third-grader. “You get to do surgeries. That’s kinda cool.”

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Accelerated Reading/Math, Vocal Music, STEM Program, Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), Choir, Sports, Quarterly Awards Programs, Annual Math Bee, Science Fair, Poetry Contest, Latch Key Program and Family Fun Nights, Academic nights and Literacy nights. Bagley is also designated a Community School which provides a Signals for Excellence Program, a Community Coordinator; the Pathways 2 Potential Family Resource Center which offers a DHS Success Coach and Employment Specialist. The school also offers a School Social Worker, Counselor, Psychologist, Speech Teacher and a Special Education program for students with learning disabilities and cognitive impairments.

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality.

Click here for more information about PreK programs.

Our Vision

The vision of John J. Bagley Elementary School is to empower students to achieve at their highest potential by creating a supportive, student centered and data-driven learning environment. Together with community partnerships, we can ensure a nurturing learning environment that fosters students’ success.

Our Mission

Our mission at John J. Bagley Elementary School, in collaboration with the community, is to ensure all students receive a quality education that allows them to compete academically on a statewide, national and global level. We monitor our students’ academic growth through continuous and varied assessments. Leading students to be productive and responsible citizens in our multi-cultural and technological society.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 11:45 AM
Friday 8:30 AM 2:50 PM