Durfee Elementary-Middle School offers a traditional curriculum enhanced with modern technology and outreach programs to help students excel in core academic subject areas. Our curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Framework, and the subject areas taught are: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The Academic progress of the students is assessed by the MEAP, Benchmark, Accelerated Reading and Math, Renaissance Learning and DIBLES (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills).
After-School/Extended Day 21st Century Program provide small group tutoring for two hours after school, Computer Lab in which computer classes are taught throughout the school day and are available for student research, Apple Computers on a cart and six carts of Netbooks which house 30 Netbooks per cart available on each floor, Reading and Math Support Labs that support reading and math development in grades 1 – 8, Corrective Reading Program, Conflict Resolution Program which equips students with interpersonal, problem solving and technical skills that enable them to be self-directed lifelong learners and responsible citizens, DAPCEP, Career Day, Science Fair, Academic Games, Partnerships with Sam’s Club and Walmart, Volunteer Business Corps, Sports Programs, LSCO Parent Group.
High Quality Pre-Kindergarten
Within our technology-rich environment, the classroom instruction also includes the use of overhead projector, video and DVD players and the computer, and cameras are used to assist with teacher and student presentations and displays. Computers are used to practice, remediate and research information.
Sam’s Club, which donated $10,000 to Durfee School, engaged stores nationwide to make over the school library and more as part of the DPS Volunteer Business Corps