I have been attending depsa since kindergarten and love the school. I graduate next year and will miss there. but they have taught me so much and prepared me for high school. they have moved us to a better learning environment and I would recommend this school for any child.
2005-2006 school year was my daughters first year at Depsa. She was in the third grade. I believe they challenge the children. The teachers are great. I am very pleased with this school. They don't have a problem with keeping you updated with your childs progess. The school always welcome parent participation.
My daughter has been at DEPSA since Kindergarten. As the years have gone by, I have seen a major decline in academics, test scores, high turn around in teaching staff and administration. It seems as though no one is qualified to be in the position they are in, including the principal. There is no communication between staff or administration, and the principal never seems to know what is going on, except what awards they are receiving. They do not want to deal with issues at hand, and are only concerned on count day so they can make sure they receive funding. Needless to say, this is my child's last year attending. I am very disappointed because I have watched a #1 school, go to nothing. And, I would not recommend this school to any one who cares about the future and well-being of their child's education.
My daughter has attended DEPSA since 2003. The school expects the best from its students and offers them the resources to accomplish this. DEPSA offers a year round saturday enrichment program free of charge. Also this year DEPSA is offering a summer academic day camp for just $70 per week. Everyday I am so grateful that our principal Mr. Bland is a man of vision. We are one of the very few schools in the city of Detroit to have a state of the art facility. Our campus is out of sight including our newly completed playground. The children love it. My child is in a safe, nurting environment. Everyone there really loves our kids from the security guards directing traffic all the way up to the principal. Although it is a large school the staff takes the initiative to get to know parents and students by name.
this school is wonderful the parent involvement is absloutely fantastic. nAlso the staff is very liveable. The building is outsatnding. The grades are exceptional. Just one bad apple.
My daugther has been at Edison since it opened in 1998. She is now in the Eighth grade and will be leaving this year. Overall it has been a great experience. All schools need parent participation, and I found that when the teachers know you are interested they have bent over backwards to afford her opportunities for growth. She has become a confident young lady and the exposure to field trips, business mentors and extra study around the MEAP tests have served her well. Although there was no language in 2004-5, it has returned in 2006. The curriculim with emphasis on reading allowed her to breeze through the high school enty exam. Ocassional Parent Volunteer.
This school is fantastic. My daughter's first grade teacher took about an hour with me on Saturday afternoon to discuss my daughter's progress. The teacher is back after having a baby this year. She is one of the most dedicated teachers in the building. I love this school. The staff is so kind and caring.
I absolutely love this school. My daughter has been here since Kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. The new location is wonderful and the setup is much better. It took a little getting used to but its been a year in transition and things are great. I love the curriculum although I wish they had foreign language again. This year the fifth graders are switching classes to prepare them for Junior Academy. My daughter is well rounded in all her subjects as well as social skills. I would recommend this school to anyone. The teachers are great at being understaning of parent's concerns and we couldnt ask for a better principal.
My children previously attended DEPSA before they moved to the new location. I returned because they have the best curriculum thus far. The only classes that aren't offered are 'foreign lanuage' and some sort of 'dance' class. They are finally organized. I'm sure they will close the gap and decrease the class sizes soon. Some people have to be turned away. Otherwise the quality of education diminishes each time the class sizes increases.
DEPSA has changed locations. I go there and we don't have World Language.
Overall I am pleased with the school, however, there is one thing that disturbs me. When my child initially enrolled here, the school was chartered by the Edison Project. That was one of the main reasons I enrolled him in this school. I recently found out that this school is no longer chartered by the Edison project and Parents were not made aware. Some parents may have been told on an individual basis, but as a whole, I bet many parents don't know this.I would have liked the opportunity to decide if my child was going to stay at the school (minus the charter, but instead that afct was swept under the rug?
I don't understand this place they implement new rules and then don't tell the parents. Now that it is close to the end of the school year they started to give children detention if they don't turn in a read and respond form. There was no forewarning just did it. All year some 10 months into the school year and they start this. What is going on. There is no rhyme or reason. They used to have a waiting list now they beg for applicants.
it was a terrible school, i had to get my children out of there. the teachers were very unprofessional and the school administration is very unorganized.
I am glad to see a school that will stay open no matter what. I appreicate the longer class time that this school gives it students. This school and the teachers appear committed into helping the students succeed, if your child wants to succeed in school. The staff will work with you if there is a problem and do their best to help resolve any issues one might have. It is up to the parent to make the decision if the child should go to school during bad weather. I have found that the faculty of this school is willing to work with you as the parent if there is a problem. They will address it and work with you. The fees for latchkey is not as high as a private school. (I had my child in a private school for 4 years). In fact they are very resonable. I was late once and the office called me on my cell phone, I told them that I was on my way. There was no problem, I picked up my child and there were no late fees. This school works hard to ensure that the students receive what they need. It is up to parent envolvement to ensure that the child is recieving what they need to.
kid warehouse.34 kids in one classroom for 1 teacher. high fees for everthing. $50 per child late pick-up fee 3 kids =$150.00 for 1 minute late including inclimate wheather. school day ends at 3:30pm when most parents are still at work. charged fee for in school 'field trip'. regular public school that charges like a private school.
At 32 students per teacher, with a high rate of teacher and administrator turn over, this is an environment that reaches only the average student. Students that are above or below average do not get the individualized attention they need. Edison attracts a pool of talented teachers then wears then down through long hours, long years and minimal support.
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