Wright Academy of Arts and Science

19299 Berg Road, Detroit MI, 48219-1712

Phone: (313) 538-3024 • Fax: (313) 538-3049

Principal: Kimberly Davis

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School Brochure

Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science believes that students who thrive in a technological environment will also thrive academically. The students are prepared for 21st Century learning using 21st Century tools. Technology is featured in every classroom at Wright, acquainting students to the daily usage of Mac notebooks, digital document readers, Neo 2 devices, Smart Boards and a full media production center. Everything we do is to prepare all students to be functional and competitive in a global society. We are building world citizens who respect each other, diversity and differences. Charles Wright Academy serves grades Pre-K to 4.

School of the Week: Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science

Posted on September 16, 2014

Ranked No. 1 elementary school in the city of Detroit by Excellent Schools Detroit!

What does it take to be the No. 1 ranked elementary school in the largest city in the state of Michigan? According to the chart-topping staff, students and administrators of Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science, it takes phenomenal leadership, creative ideas and holding all stakeholders accountable for the unique role they play within the school community.

“Everyone plays a role in making this school the best that it can possibly be,” said Principal Kimberly Davis. “Being ranked the number one school in the city is like a payoff for all the hard work we begin implementing at the very beginning of each school year.”

What’s their secret?

Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science, offering grades Pre-K-4, has been honored as one of the Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD) top performing schools for two consecutive years. In early September 2014, Charles Wright was named the highest-rated elementary school in the City of Detroit. DPS’ Renaissance High School ranks No. 1 for grades 9-12.

A total of 28 Detroit Public Schools were ranked as top-recommended schools at the pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school levels by ESD based on a grade system that takes into account how students perform on standardized tests, how much they’re learning over the course of the school year, annual improvement rates, and from feedback provided by community reviewers who observed each school’s environment and culture during a site visit.

According to Excellent Schools Detroit, “these schools will help students learn what they need to know and will allow students adequate opportunities to succeed in college and work.”

The top-rated Charles Wright offers a technology-rich learning environment where students thrive academically and showcase increases on the MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) annually.

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Drama Club, Science Club, Math Club, Cheerleading, Step Team, Service Squad, Computer Club, Spring Concert, Holiday Program, Reading Café, Academic, Achievement Assembly Ceremony, Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness), VIP Mentoring Program, Spelling and Math Bees, Writing and Science Fairs, Volunteer Reading Corps, Business Corps, Business Partnerships

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality. For more info, go to detroitk12.org/preK

Uniform Requirements

Colors are blue and White. No shorts.

Bell Schedule

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