Durfee Elementary-Middle School

2470 Collingwood Street, Detroit MI, 48206-1500

Phone: (313) 252-3070 • Fax: (313) 866-0914

Principal: Ricardo Martin

About us

Durfee Elementary-Middle School, a non-application school serving grades Pre-K to 8, is steeped in tradition and has been educating Detroit’s next generation of leaders for decades. The new Durfee, a 2013-14 winner of the Target Corporation Library Makeover Grant and K-8 winner of the 2014 Benjamin Carson Reading Room Grant, honors its past while looking to the future by embracing technology in the classroom, creating partnerships that offer student enrichment and establishing educational support services to encourage academic achievement. Durfee middle school students are four-time winners of the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign, which encourages DPS students and their families to attend all day, every day. More than a third of our 8th grades were accepted to Cass, Renaissance and King High Schools.


  • Science Fair, Academic Games, First Move Chess Club
  • Conflict Resolution Program, Reading and Math Support Labs
  • Michigan Youth in Government Program
  • After School Tutoring/Extended Day Program
  • Music, Sports, Technology
  • Health Clinic, Full-Time Nurse
  • Student Ambassadors, Student-Led Conferences
  • Partnerships with Target, Lowes, Home Depot, and Motor City Casino
  • 21st Century Programs
  • NEW! Durfee is working with Life Remodeled and Central HS on amazing new career pathways and innovation programs!

Bell Schedule

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