Bow Elementary-Middle School

19801 Prevost Street, Detroit MI, 48235-2356

Phone: (313) 852-0500 • Fax: (313) 852-0508

Principal: Kenneth Jenkins

About Us

School Brochure

Warren E. Bow is a neighborhood school whose staff, parents and community members work together in partnership determined to provide a quality learning experience to all of the students enrolled. Bow’s vision is to provide an educational experience of excellence to the students we serve. By providing a rich curriculum, highly qualified teachers, engaging experiences within and beyond the classroom and a phenomenal depth and breadth of parent involvement and parent support, we encourage each student to excel at or beyond their current level of achievement. We are proud of our ability to help each student identify their strengths and talents, and develop and use a plan in the fine tuning of skills for lifelong success!

School of the Week: Bow Elementary-Middle School

Posted on May 28, 2014

Dedicated staff, endless parent involvement and a multitude of unique programs

It’s not often that students receive their first science lesson immediately when arriving to school, but at Warren E. Bow Elementary-Middle School, the young learners are greeted daily by their indoor Koi Pond. Filled with eye catching orange and white fish, attractive plant life and assorted rocks, the pond can often become a quick mini-science lesson any day of the week!

The Koi Pond is just one of the various learning methods teachers utilize on a day-to-day basis at Bow.

Teacher Laura Franklin is known for keeping students on their toes when it comes to subjects such as science. Eighth-graderDelvin Braizer says Franklin creates “science raps” to fun music to make the units more entertaining and memorable.

“The teachers at Bow are very helpful, they are always trying new ways to engage with students by incorporating cool activities that help us with learning about new material,” Braizer says.

Principal Ernestine Woodward, who has led Bow for 12 years, proudly describes her teachers as being high-willed and creative with a strong desire to turn each student into a successful young adult.

Bow, a neighborhood school educating students in grades Pre-K to eight, accommodates its community by maintaining an accessible staff that is available until 6 p.m. regularly. Bow offers single-gendered classes for middle school students, a flood of parent volunteers who are constantly offering their time throughout the school, and a multitude of unique programs through the 21stCentury Afterschool Extended Day Program.

The soaring Eagles, which is the school’s mascot, have the opportunity to participate in Science Club, Technology/Media Clubs, Robotics, Academic Games, Book Club, Instrumental Music, Dance, Drama, Sports, Cooking and a student favorite Accelerated Math.

Enthusiastic fifth-grader Da’Naiyah Woolfolk confidently explains that she has reached her 4.0 grade point average by studying and staying on top of her course work all day, every day! Woolfolk, who not only ranked fourth at the recent Detroit Public Schools district-wide Math Bee – and was the only remaining female contender – is just one of many Bow students who are genuinely passionate about Mathematics.

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Music, Art, Foreign Language instruction, Title I After-school Tutoring Program, 21st Century After-school Extended Day Program, Boys Read Program, Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Math, Glory Math, Academic Games, Chess, Dance, Glee club, Media club, Book club, Science club, Male Mentoring Program, Female Mentoring Program, Conflict Resolution Program, Street Law Program, Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program, Recycling program, School garden, Drama, Student Government, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball, Volunteer Reading Corps, Business partnerships, Church/civic group mentors/tutors

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.

More information about Pre-K Programs

Bell Schedule

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