Davison Elementary-Middle School

2800 E. Davison Street, Detroit MI, 48212-1680

Phone: (313) 252-3118 • Fax: (313) 866-0919

Acting Principal: Randall Coleman

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Davison Elementary-Middle School is a PK-8 Learning Facility that has been recognized by the Skillman Foundation as a high performing school. We are a National Blue Ribbon School and Golden Apple Award Winner for outstanding achievement. We continue to be recognized by Excellent Schools of Detroit and Mackinac Center as a Top K-8 School in the city of Detroit and state of Michigan.

Davison is a MicroSociety© School, where the students participate in student-run and operated businesses and agencies. All students participate in MicroSociety© which builds character and develops the students academically as they write business plans, apply for positions and manage employees. We are a very diverse school and we embrace our cultural diversity. Currently, we have student population of around 730 which diversely consists of African-American, Bangladeshi, Polish, and Arabic students.

We also support special education programs (cognitively impaired, learning disabled, deaf–hearing impaired and Resource Room).

Our staff

Our exceptional instructional and non-instructional staff are highly qualified, certified, motivated and are child-centered in their approach to education. Our support staff is outstanding and ready to support the various needs of our students. We have a full-time Speech Teacher and Social Worker. We also have a part-time Physical Therapist, Nurse, Occupational Specialist, Hearing Impaired Speech Therapist, Social Worker for the Hearing Impaired, Counselor and Intervention Specialist.

Our Vision and Mission

We expect that all students will compete in a world economy that focuses on entrepreneurship and challenging academic competencies. We will instill an appreciation for the individual as a contributing member of a diverse society. We believe that all students will learn and achieve their goals. We believe in educating all children in an academically rigorous environment, guiding student to mastery. Our mission is to empower students through intense higher learning practices as well as business and commerce.


We offer well-rounded curriculum with a focus on improving student achievement with our school reform model(s) of Differentiated Instruction, Depth of Knowledge and Marzano Essentials. Other school offerings include:

  • Academic Games
  • Archery
  • Art Club & Classes
  • After School Tutoring
  • After School Bible Classes
  • Bilingual After School Classes
  • Black History Program
  • Book Stock (annual participation and competition winner)
  • Book Wars
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Computer Classes
  • Daily Morning Broadcast “Good Morning Davison” operated by students
  • Declamation Contest
  • Fine Arts and Communication
  • 4.0 Celebration / Honors Program
  • Garden Club
  • Grade Level Field Trips
  • Halal & Regular Lunch Menu and Breakfast served in every classroom
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Math Bee
  • Outdoor Habitat & Classroom
  • Parent Workshops
  • P.O.P.Tastic Program
  • Preschool Programs
  • Project Seed
  • Recycling Program “Green Team”
  • Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • Street Law Program – Mock Trials
  • Techno Dragons (student technology club)
  • Teen Trendsetters
  • Upward Bound-Cranbrook Affiliation
  • Veteran’s Day Program
  • World of Motion (Engineering)
  • You Be The Chemist
  • Open House and numerous other activities to motivate and educate students. We also have community business partners that support education which include: Lenscrafters (eye glasses) and Mobile Dentist (dental exams)

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

More information about Pre-K Programs


National Blue Ribbon School, Skillman Foundation-Making the Grade “High Performing School” and “Continuous Improvement” Award. Excellent Schools of Detroit has consistently recognized Davison as one of the TOP K-8 Schools in the city of Detroit, Mackinac Center recognized Davison as the #8 School in the State, Golden Apple Winner, Academic Games City & State Champions, DIA Art Winners, Michigan Green School-Emerald Status, Mock Trials First place winner in numerous categories since 2013, Technology Showcase Award for Good Morning Davison, BOOKSTOCK First place winner since 2013, Administrative Excellence Award, Principal of the Year (Fine Arts Department), Golden Arrow Award, and countless other Grants and Awards.

About the Principal

Dianne N. Holland is a native Detroiter and has been an educator/administrator in Detroit Public Schools System for the past 39 years. She has been recognized for her work as a teacher (special education and regular education) and an administrator (staff coordinator, assistant principal and principal). Some of the recognition includes the Booker T. Washington Award, Principal of the Year Award and the Administrative Excellence Award. Ms. Holland received her education at Wayne State University earning a Bachelors, Masters and Education Specialist Degree. She is a candidate in the Doctoral Program at Wayne State University. Ms. Holland believes in educating the “whole child”. She continues to secure effective programs, refine curriculum, support highly qualified staff, and encourage students to be confident high achievers.

Bell Schedule

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