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Dixon Elementary School

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Excellent Schools Detroit rating: C+
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K-8
District
Detroit MI
Students enrolled 649
Hours 7:30am - 2:40pm
School leader Principal Ora Beard
District Detroit Public Schools
Transportation options no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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October 24, 2013
Dixon is has an excellent principal who truly cares about her school and students. She cares about everyone's feeling and point of view. I have had problems with other schools in the past but once I transferred my four children to Dixon, they have been happy. Dixon has the best qualified teachers. The schools pays for a bus to take the children to the recreation center on Tuesday and Thursday. I pick my children up and they always have good days at school. My oldest daughter goes to 21st century and My second daughter goes to Golf, 21st century and Rec, my youngest daughter goes to Rec everyday after school and my son goes to mentoring and rec. They're grades have improved and I'm proud of the school and my children. Thank you for viewing.
- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Dixon Educational Learning Academy who have dedicated teachers that are focused on the students educational achievements.
- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
This is my third year at Dixon. We have an awesome staff. There are some of the brightest teachers that I have ever worked with. They work hard both when the students are there and when they are preparing their lessons. Everyone goes to many professional developments to learn and understand the best practices for teaching. I am proud to be part of the Dixon staff.
- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
Dixon Educational Learning Academy is a jewel in the city of Detroit. All staff members, from the top down, work hard to form positive relationships with students and their families. Our teachers are dedicated and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help students learn. Moreover, all staff members genuinely care about our students. We provide a wide network of adults who are wiling to listen, give advice, or just offer a hug when necessary. At Dixon, we are out students' biggest cheerleaders.
- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
My granddaughter attends Dixon and had a wonderful learning experience with Ms. Cooks and Ms. Priebe in the first grade. The extra effort and time they put into my grandchild definitely assisted in her learning process in the area of math. The principal goes beyond her duty in making sure the children have different cultural activities. I am very impressed with the concern of Dr. Beard and her social work staff when it came to the students being in uniform and the fact they even supplied new uniforms for students I rate this school as excellent!!!
- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
Dixon has excellent dedicated teachers and a very supportive principal...teachers care about not only the education of the students but for their overall well being...parents, students and staff are always welcome by the principal whether it is for advice...a pat on the back...reassurance or a shoulder to cry on. Dixon provides a warm, secure... yet challenging environment for students and parents as well. The well being of all students is first and foremost at Dixon. I am very fortunate to be a teacher at Dixon.
- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
You won't find a more dedicated, compassionate, and supportive staff anywhere in the city of Detroit. Dixon is a unique school that encompasses the whole child meeting their academic, social and emotional needs. The principal, teachers, counselors, and support staff go above and beyond to make sure students and families have what they need to feel safe, comfortable, and well cared for while at school. Whether you need advice, a hug, a reassuring pat on the back, a good laugh, or a warm smile you'll find it here at Dixon. I am very proud to be a member of such an awesome school!
- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 30, 2010
My grandchildren attend Dixion School and I must say I am not pleased at all. My granddaughter is a speical ed. student who did not receiving social work services until late March, close to the end of the school year. In addition, she says her teacher takes her papers and throw them away while standing in frnt of her. She calls her names and her school work and self esteem have been damaged since atending this school.
- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2008
Like most schools, Dixon could use some work. For example, signs posted outside saying that they have more afterschool activities than are actually there. However, for what it lacks, Dixon makes up for it with an excellent teaching staff as well as wonderful social workers. Mr. Merrill, Mrs. Bennett, and Mrs. Thomas are some of the best teachers that Dixon has to offer.
- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2008
awesome school...loving staff and GREAT cheer team and after school programs! One of the best schools in detroit!
- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2006
I highly recommend Dixon Elementary School to any parent or guardian. It has been the very best learning environment for my child. The teacher and other staff members 'go the extra mile' to ensure students are learning to the best of their ability. I couldn't have chosen a better school the Dixon Elementary.
- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 27, 2005
Great school! WOnderful place to send my kids to learn and I have two that attend this school and dixon Has the best extra curricular activites The parent envolment is average but cold be a little better.
- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
Fantastic school! Principal is Great! Teachers are Wonderful, really care about the children. I have three children attending.
- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2004
I love the work that the staff are doing with these children. All of the staff at this school and Deiter school deserve recogition for their work, and accomplishments with these children.
- submitted by a parent
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Dixon Elementary School
8401 Trinity Street, Detroit, MI  48228
(313) 947-1330
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Dixon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.