The Dearborn Academy

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Dearborn MI
Students enrolled 462
Hours no info
School leader Mrs. Afrin Alavi
District The Dearborn Academy
Transportation options Yes
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3 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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March 18, 2014
The schools has new changes introduced to its functional activities and this makes it look good to the community. More programs, like sports, have been introduced and the students enjoy attending. Go Dolphins!
- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
I dislike one of the middle school teacher , I'm not a fan of her because she has her favorites, its not fair to the students.
- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2013
My 3 kids go here, I love the ethnicity factor. A+ on that. Most teachers are great however there are bad apples that do not belong! My son was doing great until middle school, he is special needs and had issues with bullying and was even called a lost dog by a teacher! Unbelievable. I want to pull my kids out but worry they won't do will in a larger school.... I don't blame the principle and office workers for the mishap with the bullying teacher, I'm one to focus in weeding out the bad apples (teachers) so a Huge turn over doesn't bother me as long as they keep working to get it right!
- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2013
I love this school, family based, small and friendly- staff is great hardworking and care! I have 3 kids that go here and do exceptional! Just wish we didn't have to but their uniform shirts :-(
- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
I am a student who attended TDA for 3 years 6-8. Even though its a small school there are many talented students. The teachers are like the students best friends they are very caring and push you to the fullest. Teachers also stay after school for those who need help which is very helpful. The staff is very organized. I seen some reviews and was disappointed, BUT notice the years those reviews were written today is August 31st 2013. TDA has improved alot over the years. I would gladly recommend this school to anyone a friend relative the neighbors. The teachers and staff work very hard to see these students improve and go all the way out just to see them succeed. Not one year I have had in TDA that I don't regret. One Wish I do have is that they make a high school.
- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2013
they discriminate against kids with special needs the teachers are extremely rude when speaking with the students
- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2009
Fabulous Staff, Teachers, Administration and children. They are always working on improvements, and I feel they really care.
- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2009
The schools has new changes introduced to its functional activities and this makes it look good to the community. More programs, like sports, have been introduced and the students enjoy attending. Go Dolphins!
- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 09, 2008
My daughter has attended this school for three years now. It is a great school, the teachers are caring and they listen to your concerns. The only thing I wish would change about the school is; sports. Srorts are only offered to the kids starting in the 6th grade.
- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
I have been a teacher at TDA for 3 years. The teachers here are very hardworking and work well as a team. Students continue to strive and improve upon their academic and social skills - as indicated in our AYP, IOWA tests, MEAP scores and edperformance tests. Keep working hard students and staff!
- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
My son goes to kindergarten @ T.D.A and I have to say it needs a makeover! The bathrooms look dirty and there are no great things going on, where is the auditorium? The kids have no special place to perform, I just think they need to remodel but over all my son is doing well as a special needs student.
- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 04, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 03, 2006
I was EXTREMELY disappointed in this Charter school. The students were unruly, the administration was unorganized and unreachable. The teachers were not supported by the administration or the parents. There wasn't any teamwork. I pulled my son after the first quarter. If you are considering either Dearborn Academy or West Village Academy, do NOT.
- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2005
This school should not exist. The administration is unsupportive and often times unavailable to deal with student and teacher issues. It is quite an awful institution and working there was the worst work experience I have ever had.
- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2005
The school is improving every year. It still has a long way to go, and it needs to lower the teacher turnover rate. The school has gym and an art program, but the art teacher comes into the classroom. It also has on staff psychologist as well as social worker.
- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
we need fun stuff everyday something new happens then it would be more funer for the school!
- submitted by a student
July 06, 2004
I did not like the school. I think that the school is unorganized and needs many things such as a libary, gym, art room, music room and most importanly a play ground for the children.
- submitted by a parent
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The Dearborn Academy
19310 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI  48128
(313) 982-1300
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The Dearborn Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.