Detroit Premier Academy

  • Detroit Premier Academy serves 754 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Detroit Premier Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Detroit Premier Academy's student population of 754 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students754 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Detroit Premier Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Detroit Premier Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#1961 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Detroit Premier Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
95%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Detroit Premier Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Detroit Premier Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Detroit Premier Academy and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Detroit Premier Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.100.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Detroit Premier Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Detroit Premier Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDetroit Premier Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I love the quality of education , teachers and staff. I use to live in Canton and would drive all the way to DPA because I loved this school that much!
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Administration at this school plays the race card every chance that they can. The good teachers are not rewarded or treated the same way the other so-so teachers are. This does have an impact on the students as well. NHA should do a throrough audit and personnel review to shape up the way this school is being administrated. Because of this several good teachers have left to go to better positions that will treat and pay them better. As a parent I have seen this discrimination for many years and something should be done.
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