11530 E. Outer Drive, Detroit MI, 48224-3265

Phone: (313) 886-2611 • Fax: (313) 417-2860

Principal: Georgina Tait

Official School Web Site

About Us

Ronald Brown Academy offers an integrated curriculum with a strong emphasis on science, mathematics, technology and Mandarin Chinese for grades PreK-6. Ranked as one of the top 50 schools in the state by the Mackinac Center, Ronald Brown provides a premier learning experience for students on Detroit’s eastside. With $1.3 million in building renovations, the intimate school setting features committed staff members who have been in place since the school building opened.

With small class sizes, strong community partners—such as the Michigan Literacy Corps— and a hands-on learning approach modeled in every single classroom, Ronald Brown is able to intrigue students in all subject areas to ensure they enjoy learning.


Business Partnerships with Michigan Literacy Corps, Bell Isle Nature Zoo, Arts & Scraps, Saint John Providence Hospital, Impact Church, Saving Birds Through Habitat, Morningside Community, FBI Junior Special Agent, and Gleaners Food Bank; a NASA Explorer School, a Michigan Green School, Skillman Foundation Grant recipient, Fruit Tree 101 School Orchard Program, Greenhouse Gardening Program, National Elementary Honor Society, Innovations for Learning TutorMate Online Tutoring, Manhood program, Grief Counseling, After school tutoring, 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program, Advanced Classes, Cooking Matters Program, Recycling  program, Athletic Academy, Service Learning Projects, Think Pink Day Cancer Awareness fundraisers, Title I Parent Involvement Organization, Extracurricular clubs: Beta, Chinese, Computer, Student Safety Guards, Art, Science, and Enrichment Clubs: Jewelry Making, Fiber Arts, Gardening, Exercise and Girls Club.

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

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Our Mission

The mission of Ronald Brown Academy is to provide a safe student-centered environment conducive to academic excellence. Academic development is achieved through a diverse, nurturing, technological and data-driven culture. In collaboration with parents, community, and business partnerships, we cultivate life-long learners.

The Name We Honor

The school is named in honor of Ronald Harmon Brown, a United States politician.  Ronald Brown was an advocate for equality, social progress, and public service.  He was elected as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and was later appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Bill Clinton.  He was the first African American to hold the position and fought to create jobs and opportunities for “ordinary” Americans.  He believed everyone should have a chance at success; a message that the school aims to instill in its students.

Commitment to College Success

Ronald Brown Academy is dedicated to guiding students towards a college bound path.  The staff members and counseling department are committed to providing the support, resources, activities and opportunities to help all students maximize their potential and visualize their long term goals and successes post high school.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 10:45 AM
Friday 7:30 AM 1:50 PM