Coleman A. Young Elementary School, which serves grades PreK-5, is a professional learning community with highly qualified staff. Administrators and teachers strongly believe in the value of developing not only academic skills, but also the entire physical, social and emotional child, which are crucial factors to ensuring lifelong learning and success. Our team is dedicated to ensuring each student has a solid elementary foundation that will become a basis for continual learning throughout his or her lifetime.
School of the Week: Coleman A. Young Elementary School
Posted on March 24, 2014
“I want to be a scientist!” – Brett Brown, 5th grade student
“I want to go to Harvard!” – Isabella Gibson, 4th grade student
“I want to go to Howard University and study English so that I can write poems!” – Chinyere Amaisat, 5th grade student
Principal Melissa Scott believes the young scholars at Coleman A. Young Elementary School are incredibly moldable, and by starting them off right, they will be prepared for middle school, high school and beyond.
Coleman A. Young holds the namesake of the first African-American mayor of Detroit, who went on to serve an unprecedented five terms. Young’s thirst for knowledge, coupled with exemplary academic accomplishments, is an inspiration to the students at CAY.
Remaining true to Mayor Young’s legacy of academic achievement, the students of CAY hold themselves to targeted goals that they must achieve in every course offering.
At CAY, data results are visibly displayed around every corner. Principal Scott believes in positive reinforcement and awards students when they are on target and reaching their goals in accelerated reading and math courses. Students are eligible to select prizes out of the incentives display case, which is packed with school supplies, toys, games and other fun activities to get the students motivated.
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Music, Art, Physical Education, Extended Day/ After School Tutoring, Accelerated Reading/Math, Dance, Cheer Team, Detroit Children’s Choir, 21st Century after school program, Academic Games, Battle of the Books, Computer Lab, PA Guild, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Volunteer Reading Corps, Belmont Community mentors/tutors, Coleman A. Young Booster Club, Detroit Council League of Jewish Women, Summer School, Sister to Sister, Mobile Dentist, Career Day, Student Ambassadors , Future Teachers, Male Mentoring program
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
The mission of Coleman A. Young is to prepare goal-oriented individuals through the use of a data-driven and technology-based learning environment to help them become functional and successful citizens in a global society.
The Name We Honor
Coleman A. Young Elementary School is honored by being the namesake of the powerful leader, Coleman A. Young, who was the first African American mayor of Detroit. He served as mayor an unprecedented five terms. His thirst for knowledge coupled with exemplary academic accomplishments is an inspiration to the students at Coleman A. Young Elementary School.