Edward 'Duke' Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy

9860 Park Drive, Detroit MI, 48213

Phone: (313) 852-8500 • Fax: (313) 852-8511

Principal: Rita Davis

About Us

Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art at Beckham, a PreK-8 school, offers a unique, well-rounded curriculum of fine and performing arts balanced by a strong emphasis on academic achievement. We believe that each student will make a positive and productive scholastic and artistic contribution to the world. Admission is by application with auditions for elementary and middle school students.


  • National Junior Honor Society, Student Council
  • Top Science Program
  • Glee Club, Jazz, Band, Choir, Dance
  • Journalism, Photography
  • Visual Arts, Essay Contests, Oratorical Contests
  • Sports and Physical Education
  • School Garden Project, After-School Tutoring
  • Excellent feeder school to the elite Examination High Schools and Detroit School of Arts


Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 10:45 AM
Wednesday 7:30 AM 1:50 PM