7781 Asbury Park
Detroit, MI 48228
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Detroit Premier Academy serves 754 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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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 declined by 13% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
754 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Detroit Premier Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2529 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
95%
18%
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White
1%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.10
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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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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2  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 754 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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