Marshall, Thurgood Elementary School

15531 Linwood Street, Detroit MI, 48238-1465

Phone: (313) 494-8820 • Fax: (313) 494-7294

Principal: Sharon Lee

About Us

Thurgood Marshall Elementary is a small school that focuses not only on the child, but the whole family. We take great pride in establishing positive relationships.

Our school climate promotes a “village” mentality. As a small close knit community, we believe that we are all stakeholders when it comes to the education and well being of each and every student. We pride ourselves on involving the outside communities that have committed to change through education and donating supplies to support our programs.

Each classroom is equipped with highly qualified staff members who utilize the latest technology available such as Netbooks, Smart Boards and Neo-Boards.

Our staff is collaboratively committed to teaching students beyond expectations by pushing for extraordinary results. The ability to make a difference is imperative. It is our expectation that students will have productive business orientated attitudes that will lead to an experience of life-long learning.


After-School Tutoring/Extended Day Program, 21st Century After-School Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Academic Games, Project Seed, DAPCEP, Summer Learning Academy, Chess, Girl Scouts, Universal Breakfast & Lunch, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), Science Club, Cheerleading, Student Government, Basketball, Play Works, Special Olympics, Volunteer Reading and Business Corps, Project Unified, Church/Civic Group Mentors, Dad’s Club, Girl’s Talk Club, Boy’s Talk Club, Mother & Son Dance, Father & Daughter Dance, Monthly Educational Trips

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

More information about Pre-K Programs »

About the Principal

Sharon Lee comes to Detroit Public Schools via working in Management at Ford Motor Company and Ameritech. She has more than 12 years of experience as a DPS administrator.

Principal Lee  plays  an enormous  role by  helping  parents  support  their children  emotionally  as  well  as  academically. She speaks  with  students daily  about what  is  learned. Ms. Lee’s expertise is also in the Sciences where she was a Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering (DAPCEP) teacher, curriculum writer, and administrator. Her educational goal is to provide a strong academic base for her students and parental support for all families.

Our Vision

To become an open, globally competitive learning environment where students are proficient or exceed academic standards set forth by the District, State & National Departments of Education.

Our Mission

The philosophy of Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is to provide & enhance the intellectual, physical & social development of our students. We believe in providing an educational environment that is caring, trusting, challenging, healthy & safe. We have high expectations for our students & hold ourselves accountable for improving the knowledge & attitudes that are necessary for success.

The Name We Honor

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall led the civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka to a successful hearing at the United States Supreme Court in 1954. He became the court’s first African-American justice 13 years later. Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, where he served for 24 years before he retired in 1991.

Uniform Requirements

Pre-K through 3rd Grade: White shirt/blouse with a collar and black or navy pants/skirt.
4th Grade: Yellow shirt/blouse and khaki pants/skirt.
5th Grade: Light blue shirt/blouse and khaki pants/skirt.
6th Grade: black shirt and khaki pants/skirt.

All shirts/blouses with a collar.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 9:00 AM 4:10 PM 12:15 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 3:20 PM