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Detroit, MI
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19400 Sawyer Street
Detroit, MI 48228

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(313) 240-4200
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January 17, 2014
I feel that Warrendale would be a better school if they had a principle that cared more about the children then just getting a pay check. Ms. Welch the principle, hardly ever return phone calls. And when you talk to her about incidents that happens with teachers or herself, she finds a way to blame the kids or the parents. This was a much better school before she got there. Most of all the kids that was there when she got there left and went to Premier academy. The principal at Premier was the assistant principal at Warrendale. It was a much better school when the principal at that time and him was there. There were good teachers like Mr. Monroe the math teacher, who found a way to make the kids enjoy math. He has since transferred, but he was there long before Ms. Welch got there. They still have some good teachers there but they are leaving by the handful. It could also have something to do with the talk about gangs in the school now, not sure. My prayer is that this school gets it together because a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
This school is the worst school in history. It may seem wonderful but when your child gets in 6th grade and up. Your going to her a lot of bad things wrong with this school. This school will give you taped up foods. Punctured foods and half cooked or old foods. The school is so bad that they get a new principle every year or two. This school has mice and rats and is very unsafe. Germs every where because desk and chairs and table are NEVER wiped down. Teachers threaten young children and older children. Anything bad you can think of. This school is lie juvinile. Or jail. The food is unhealthy and so is the school

- submitted by a teacher
February 13, 2013
The principal mrs. harwood is the worst principle ever ms reed is mean ms woods is allful

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2011
Warrendale has outstanding caring teachers. My sons were in third grade last year and they had their best year ever. Mr. T. went above and beyond for my boys. High teacher turnover suggests leadership or NHA problems.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
This is my children's first year at Warrendale and so far I like the school. The teachers, dean, and principal have been very helpful and understanding when it comes to my children's health issues. My children were in the hospital and the teachers called everyday to check and see how they were doing, and sent cards and goodies to cheer them up. I believe my children will excel and have a great learning experience and Warrendale Charter Academy!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2010
Wonderful things are happening at Warrendale this year. A strong focus is being placed on the individual student and the ways that they learn best. A positive discipline program is in place that will keep the students wanting to return to school each day. Workshop based learning will allow teachers to work in small groups with students while giving the children choices to learn independently as well as in small groups to keep them engaged. There are brand new textbooks and a wide variety of technology that exceeds area schools to bring children well into the 21st century. Students at Warrendale will become self-directed learners who will learn to meet and exceed grade level expectations not just at our school, but through high school. Warrendale students are college bound! We don't just capture their minds, we will capture their hearts and give them a love of

- submitted by a teacher
no rating December 11, 2009
Warrendale is a great school at the elementary level, but once the children reach middle school it's another world. Parents are really happy until their child(ren) reach this point. The school does not get the children It's nice tohear good things about a school, but it's also good to hear the truth. Why sugar coat it?

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2009
My child had been at Warrendale for 2 years and I am proud to say that my child is doing a wonderful job. Her teachers have taught her so much that's its unbelievable. The teachers and the support staff are wonderful people. My only concern is the office staff. They do not make you feel welcome. It really would be nice to be greeted with a warm welcoming smile instead of attitude.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
I am a new parent to Warrendale Academy. Although I had my reservations about any school located in the Detroit area, I absolutely love Warrendale Academy. I am a mother and I have the gift for teaching and byfar Warrendale has went well beyond my expectations. The school is safe and clean. The teacher's are awesome! My daughter has learned so much in these few months that it's breathe taking. Mrs. Beaune has been a great part of my daughter's education. Not only does she build relationships with the children but she does with the parents. The only thing that I would like to see improvement on is more activities for the younger students with after school activities (science club, technology lab, cheerleading, girl scouts, dance, etc). Beside's that I am a proud parent of Warrendale Charter Academy!!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
I love Warrendale Academy. Although I am not happy about the children eating lunch in the class rooms, I can deal with that. My daughter has been on the honor roll since she began schooling at the age of 2. I would really like to see some honor classes at Warrendale, but my main and huge concern is my girls experiencing foriegn languagues before high school. This is the only concern that will cause me to seek another school for my girls.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 11, 2009
Mrs. curriwe is indeed the best teacher I have every ran across. My daughter and son had her and they both are doing very well because of her.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
Warrendale Charter Academy, I would like to say first and foremost how this school continuously changes each and every year.However, change doesn't reflect new & innoventive ideas, they repeat the same old process but mix it up with new teachers to learn the process . If you truly believes in fair & equal opportunity for young adults to learn & strive, this school isn't for you . I am sadden that I have allowed my child to stay on the hope and promise it would get better over a course of 3 years, 7 in total. My child has done well on nwea testing scores, as well as the meap. My child has been on the honor roll the entire time at Warrendale. Some children can test well & have a natural learning ability. The school should consider promoting the students that excel more often instead of ones that don't.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
Warrendale is a very good school.The secretaries Ms.Boyd and Mrs.Mims are very helpful and plesant.The principal is doing a good job and has tried successfully each year to improve the school.The assistant principals Mr.Garza and Mrs.Ivory and also doing a great job.I would recommend Warrendale to all parents.And challenge every parent at Warrendale to become involved with your childs education rather than faulting the school and administration .Learning begins at home.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
I have attended Warrendale for five years now. Warrendale is a excellent school, it have a great staff. That really care about ever child. The school envirment is great. You would never want to leave school. It have good students there. That also care about your learning. You will learn & have at the same time.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 08, 2009
Our daughter Jaime has been a student at Warrendale Charter Academy since it's inception in 2001. She is now in the 8th Grade and we can truly say as parents that she has excelled tremendously and we are very proud to have sent her to this school. The parents and staff are great!! Jaime truly loves Warrendale and loves going to school. She does not like to miss school. Jaime is very active in many of the activities at the school. There has always been many to choose from. She is truly happy at Warrendale Academy and loves her Teachers, Administrators, and friends. Jaime has made so many true friends at Warrendale. Thank You to all of the staff and our parent company National Heritage Academies for contributing to Jaime's wonderful years at Warrendale. James & Juanita Roye

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 06, 2009
This is my daughter's first year at Warrendale.At first I wasn't sure if I liked the staff.The secretary's attitude is terrible.My daughter was coming from St. Marys Of Redford(excellent school).But unfortunately they closed.I am very particular when it comes to her education .I have to say this school have proven to be Excellent. The principal is so good to these children.Mrs.Currie is the best teacher I have met.My daughter loves to go to school.She is 5 years old and reading like a first grader.I am so blessed to have these wonderful educators teach my child. From a pleased parent

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
Warrenadale was an excellent experince. i attende Warrendale for only one year (8th grade) and i learned so much. this a great preperation school. i had good times. Warrendale is filled with tons of postive staff, the teachers are very helpful. I just think there couldnt; be no matter . My little brother also have attended warrendale since kindegarten and nows he's in third grade my brother is super smart. He loves to be at school. Every since he began he loved his experence. we both learn so much . Thanks to our great school

- submitted by a student
no rating August 05, 2008
Warrendale is a great school for the lower grades. I have 3 children there and it was a great experience when they were in kindergarten and 1st grade. As they move up in the grades, I have notice that the teachers are trying to be more friends to the students then teachers. Also, Ms. brown is NEVER available. So if you do send your child there, i recommend you get close to the teacher otherwise it may be a bad experience for you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
My grandson attends Warrendale Academy and my experience with Warrendale is impressive. The Principal is great and I love the way she interact with the teachers, students and parents. I love the way the teachers teach the students. The number of honor students is fantastic. I have nothing but praises for this school. All I can say is,keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2008
My son has attended warrendale over the past 4 years and I have watched this school go from having a long waiting list to the school soliciting parents to tell their friends about the school to boost enrollment. The children at warrendale are getting a substandard education and something desparately needs to be done about it. I got a better education from the Detroit Public Schools twenty years ago and that's sad.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
Warrendale was one of the best things to ever happen to me. It was,and still is, a great school with great teachers and lots of activities. If I could i would still be attending Warrendale today. I love the school so much that I sometimes that I had flunked 8th grade, but Warrendale prepared me so well that couldn't have been possible.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
Here are Warrendale we are one our way to becoming an outstanding school. We have a team of teachers that are dedicated to the students that walk thru our building each and every morning. Each day, the grade level team of teachers meets to discuss how we can further advance each student on an individual basis. There is a chance for every student to join a club, team, or comity after school to further their enrichment. I would with out hesitation recommend Warrendale to you and any one you know that is looking for a school that will make a difference in your child s life.

- submitted by a teacher
October 01, 2007
Warrendale Academy is a great place to work. The teachers work hard to ensure the success of students. The parents are caring and supportive of the school and staff. The students are respectful and hard working. The staff at Warrendale do their best and work hard everyday. They bring a positive attitude. Ms. Brown works hard to help the school, students, and parents. National Heritage Academy treats teachers like professionals and does everything posible to help us grow as professionals.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2007
Warrendale is an excellent school! I heard that they have helped students for the past few years so I enrolled my child. I am very pleased. The teachers are firm but care about the students. I really love the way that they discuss issues with my child each day. I'm a new parent who has moved my child to this school to get the education she is getting. The building is clean and the hallways are quiet when I visit. I would recommend this school to my friends and family. Thanks Ms. Brown and keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2007
Warrendale was a great school under the leadership of Ms. Williams, it has only gotten worse since she left. The current principle Ms. Brown is a poor leader, she also lacks communication skills. The elementary school is much better that the middle school. The middle school is not preparing the children for high school they are not getting the tools nor the resources to prepare them for high school. I also find that the principal just simply doesn't care.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2007
I believe that Warrendale is a good school. Yes, I agree that discipline is a problem, Ms. Brown must do better in this area. My child just completed 6th grade and two of the teachers were outstanding! Mrs. Mallett and Miss. Thuss were great! Both teachers had high expectations and respect from the students. If you want to send your child to a school with teachers who are there to educate then choose Warrendale!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
As a parent of two children at Warrendale I find that the lower elementary teachers are phenomenal and sincerely care. My daughter is going into 2nd grade she loves school as well as her teacher. My 5th grader no longer likes school, I believe it is because of the teacher. The principal is harsh, cruel, and unsupportive. Warrendale does let discipline get out of control. I would send my children to Warrendale for kindergarten and 1st grade without a doubt it is the best educational foundation you can get in Detroit for your children.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
I like Warrendale and so do my children. This is our sixth year at this school and yes my children are excelling. The Principal is only one person with several people in positions to assist,not everything that happens good or bad is the Principals fault. Parental Involvement is key and always welcomed at Warrendale Academy.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2007
Warrendale seems to be getting worse as time goes on. The principle and administration does not follow through on discipline. It takes a lot to get suspended. Students get away with a lot. These students disrupt the education of the students who really want in learn. Teacher turn over is very high and teachers tend to quit in the middle of the year. The principle tends to ignore the parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2007
I am a current parent of two students at Warrendale and as we speak I am looking for a new school. I am not impressed with the principal. It's a shame that it takes so much to get in touch with her and when you do it feels as if your problem hasn't been solved. I don't feel that the work is challenging enough or that it will prepare my children for the world. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2007
I am a first year parent at Warrendale Academy. In researching schools and speaking with the Principle I thought Warrendale was the best choice. I've learned that I made a poor decision. My child's teacher is the best however, the Administration needs a fine tuning. I've never seen a school where the principle does not feel that communication with parents is important. My child had health issues and the staff is not trained to handle children with special needs. I attempted to contact the principle and have yet to receive a response. In addition, the staff including secretaries are aware of Mrs. Browns lack of responsibility and leadership. My child is learning and loves school however my child and 6 other family members are withdrawing our children. A decision is based solely on lack of leadership within the administration. The principle is not responsive. Don't believe me, leave her a message.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
I feel that Warrendale is a Great school to send your child to. I myself was a student a warrendale, so I know how it works. The staff is great. I have made a very good bond with the teachers like: Miss. A, Mrs.Patterson, Miss.Morgan and many others. This School cares for its students and should your #1 pick. Though I have graduated from Warrendale I wish i was back.

- submitted by a former student
May 01, 2006
I would just like to say that overall Warrendale has made great strides academically over the past five years. It is a great challenge for a school to be successful when they have such a high teacher turn over each year. Thanks you to Mrs. Saferian, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Galgoczy and some others who have been dedicated for many years to the students at Warrendale!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
Warrendale is a good school but like most schools they do have there share of problems. Warrendale needs to have more parents getting involed in there child's education and activities. They middle school students don't have a fare chance of becoming successful high school students.Sadly to say we've losted alot of good teachers due to a change in administration which was totally uncalled for and a miss mangement on the administrator's part. The newer teacher's need to have more training when it comes to averaging out grades on the computer it's really sad that you have to fight to get your child's grade corrected due to the lack of knowlege and training, which I hold the principal Mrs. Brown fully responsible for doing.They need to have more teachers like Mrs. Swan, Mrs. Patterson,Ms.A to name a few. Explore your opition first before you choose Warrendale Academy

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2006
Warrendale offers a quality education to its students. It is part of National Heritage Academies. NHA focuses on morals as well as manners both in and out of the school. At times it lacks organization but the current principal is trying to fix this.

- submitted by a teacher
May 29, 2005
This school has taught my child not to like school. It's taught her that teachers do not care, it's taught her to disrespect, and it's taught her that the teachers can do whatever they want and get away with it. The principle does not care what's going on as long as he gets his bonus at the end of the year.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
I believe the school is moving in a positive direction guided by the Principal. I would love to see more Parent envolvement. I believe that would make our school be the best possible in the area.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Warrendale Academy is a great school. The teachers are very dedicated. My son always has homework to do, I have also sat in class with him. In observing his classroom the teachers have control over their classrooms they have a full day of learning. The school promotes a safe and respectable environment for staff and students. They encourage parent involvement. I would recommend this to everyone.

- submitted by a parent

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Warrendale Charter Academy
19400 Sawyer Street, Detroit, MI  48228
(313) 240-4200
Last modified Warrendale Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Warrendale Charter Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top