Munger Elementary-Middle School

5525 Martin, Detroit MI, 48210

Phone: (313) 457-6200 • Fax: (313) 457-6130

Principal: Deborah Hurst

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Located in a new $22.3 million building, Munger PreK-to-8 School offers a rigorous college-preparatory program in a warm and inviting, state-of-the-art learning environment.

Munger’s highly-qualified staff, many of whom speak Spanish or Arabic,believe in the motto that Munger is the place “where smart students come to grow!” The school community is richly diverse with eight languages spoken in the building.

Munger Elementary-Middle School uses a data-driven approach to ensure each child succeeds. Every child has an Individualized Learning Plan tailored to his or her academic needs and teachers use a variety of assessments to regularly assess students’ progress. Those include Renaissance Learning, MAP Testing, M-STEP, NAEP Testing and teacher-designed tests as well.

The bright, colorful school is designed for 21st century learning with a full media center, the latest technology, an elementary and middle school wing connected by a two-story “student arcade” that serves as a dining court, a student center and school square.

Technology is infused throughout the curriculum including incorporating the use of computers, netbooks, laptops and iPad minis. Every classroom has integrated dry erase white boards, ceiling-mounted LCD projectors and document cameras. We have carts with laptops and iPad minis that are available for teachers to use in their classrooms and WiFi is available throughout the building. There are two fully equipped computer labs that are vital for today’s online testing environment.

To provide students with support for learning beyond the classroom, Munger offers art, instrumental music and band as well as Police Athletic League soccer, baseball and basketball for a variety of age groups. We also support learning through chess instruction, robotics and academic games. STEM and STEAM activities are integrated throughout the grade levels. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan provide after-school activities Monday-Friday from 2:45 – 7:30 p.m. for a nominal yearly fee and assist students with homework help, leadership training, team building activities and recreational activities. Munger students have options!

Munger is truly a COMMUNITY SCHOOL. We have fostered numerous partnerships that are aimed at helping students to excel and providing parents with support to help their children grow. Partners include: Alternatives for Girls, Southwest Counseling Solutions – English Language Learner classes for parents, Gleaners Community Food Bank has provided healthy cooking instructions for students and food for families.  As a community school Munger also has a Community School Coordinator onsite who works diligently to gather resources for our families. There is a Department of Human Services staff person on site as well to assist parents with social needs and enforce student attendance. We have recently formed a partnership with Henry Ford Health System that provides a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker to provide students with the physical and emotional supports needed to grow into healthy, balanced individuals.

Munger is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) school that takes tremendous pride in creating a safe environment for every member of our school community. As a District we are immersed in implementing Restorative Practices to support personal and social growth and cooperation to combat negative social interactions and poor behavior. Munger is a safe place for children and adults.


  • Carnegie Math for middle school
  • Art
  • Physical Education Classes
  • Fulltime Social Worker
  • Instrumental Music/Band
  • FREE breakfast and lunch
  • Boys and Girls Club (hot supper program available for those participating students)
  • English Language Learner classes for parents
  • Individualized learning plan for each child
  • Technology, such as computers, integrated white boards, iPad minis, document cameras and LCD projectors

Experienced, Dedicated, Caring Staff

Munger’s teaching staff, who were individually selected and hired to work at the school, are highly-qualified and dedicated to ensuring each child reaches his or her potential. Many are bilingual. Our teachers are also highly experienced, having taught for more than 25 years in their subject area, on average.

High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten / Pre-kínder de alta calidad

More information about PreK programs

Munger also offers a state-approved Pre-Kindergarten program to fully prepare students for kindergarten. The program incorporates child-directed learning to foster a love of learning but also uses structured lessons that include pre-writing and foundations in math, science and social studies.

Free breakfast and lunch for every child

Munger serves a healthy, FREE breakfast and lunch to every child.

Parent Engagement

Munger prides itself in parent engagement. At Munger, parents are valued and encouraged to stay highly engaged in their child’s learning. The school creates a welcoming atmosphere and holds regular events to welcome parents, including Parent Nights, an Open House and a Meet the Teacher Night.

Through Southwest Counseling Solutions, the school offers English classes to parents so they can assist their children, and Munger has a Parent Room with a Spanish-speaking staff member who acts as a liaison for parents.

Outstanding Graduation Pathways

Munger’s staff believes that every child should be able to envision their path to high school, college and careers, with direct links to graduation through field trips and family nights at Western International High School, allowing them to experience the outstanding opportunities that await them in high school and solidify the vision of their path to graduation. Western High has received a $28.3 million renovation and includes upgrades to classrooms, a new swimming pool, black box theater and more!

About the bond program

Munger is among the final three new DPS schools in the $500.5 million School Construction Program that opened this fall, part of a $150 million in voter-approved investment, which placed more than 3,000 students in brand new learning environments.

More than 11,500 students are currently attending class in 13 substantially improved or newly constructed facilities that were completed 2010-2011.

Uniform Requirements

Pants/slacks/skirts: Black, Navy or Khaki.
Shirts (polo-style or button down with collar):  White, light blue, yellow, pink or navy blue.

Bell Schedule

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