Chrysler Elementary School

1445 E. Lafayette Street, Detroit MI, 48207-2903

Phone: (313) 494-8440 • Fax: (313) 494-8367

Principal: Wendy Shirley

About Us

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Chrysler Elementary School, an application/examination school, challenges the minds of high achievers to set realistic goals that yield academic and social success creating a life-long learner who strives for excellence in an environment that is resourceful and respected.

Chrysler is a School of Journalism focusing on writing in all academic areas. The stories written by students participating in Auntie Lilly’s Writing Program are professionally published.  All students experience a challenging learning environment, rich in technology, that will prepare each student for higher learning. The Art/Writing Initiative Program allows every student to engage in creative art work and expression through writing. The art work is displayed at the Charles H. Wright Africican American Museum.


Latch-key, Music, Art, Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Success For All Program, Boy Scouts, Glee Club, Media Clubs, Newspaper, Videography, Science Club, K-5 Student Council, Auntie Lillie Writing/ Publishing Program, Academic Games, Volunteer Reading and Business Corps, Church/Civic group tutors and mentors, Student Council,  Book Mobile, Computer classes, Vocal music, Gym

Our Mission

Challenging the minds of
High achievers to set
Realistic goals that
Yield academic and
Social success creating a
Lifelong learner who strives for
Excellence in an environment that is
Resourceful and Respected

Our Vision

To prepare our students for success in a competitive learning environment by obtaining high achievement on assessments and engaging in an on-going collaborative programs.

Our Goal

We motivate students to become productive citizens who are capable of contributing to the improvement of society.

Uniform Requirements

Girls:  Blue or black pants, jumpers, skorts and skirts, white or blue blouses / polo’s.
Boys:  Black or blue pants and shorts, white or blue polo’s and shirts

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 11:30 AM
Friday 8:15 AM 2:35 PM