I understand why the enrollment & overall quality of East Detroit School District is failing. I have seen advertisement on the side of DDOT buses as well as signs in some of the worst Detroit neighborhoods. It clearly reflects the overall district attitude. Many teacher in this District don't care; it's just about the check to them; there is a lack professionalism and censorship on the kind things to say in front school age children regarding their classmates. Furthermore, student safety isn't clearly enforced so the anti-bullying policy are a joke. The parent involvement is generally low but most teachers seem thankful that parents aren't active. The student body would probably cause a culture shock to the average incoming sixth grade student; that's not use of dealing with violent attitudes and gestures on the regular basis. Bullying is everyday life for many children with very little help from administration. The expectation is the annual anti-bullying rally; great picture opt for the school. Overall, I'm in the process of removing my child from District. I suggest you carefully examine your options before enrolling your child.
My daughter went to this skl for 8th grade. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The main focus is on behavior, not on academics. (Behavior is important) The schools has little to no extracurricular activities. There is no 8th grade graduation and there was only one parent/teacher conference. In my opinion that is absurd. In order for me to meet teachers I wld have to make appts with each individual teacher. My daughter also complained about the social studies teacher who mostly showed movies opposed to teaching the children different lessons each day. She also says he refused to do a Black History Project because he did not believe in Black History Month. While Eastpointe is a great neighborhood, the school district sucks as a whole. I have no intention on sending my child to the High school. Kelly ranked in the 6 percentile of statewide schools, while EDHS was in the 3 percent range. (https://www.mischooldata.org) Kelly needs better leadership and new plans on how to run the school successfully.
I am a former student at kelly middle schooI. I think kelly middle school is a excellent school. The fighting part is actually true but on the other hand most teachers are very helpful and caring they do teach you the things you need for highschool. And all allegations about bugs and other things i think are really untrue.
Kelly is an amazing school. I went there for 6th and now 7th. I was on student council both years. I pleayed basketball and volleyball and was the wrestling team manager. I have all a's I think the school is amazing i love all my teachers and the kids are great. its a good school so send your kids here!:)
They don't give much help for children that are in special ed. math. Two of my kids had the special ed. math and didn't excel or learn much at all. I had 3 different teachers single out my daughter! One of them had her suspended for writing on another students arm, which he asked her to draw a horse on. Her special ed. math teacher called her ignorant 7 times in a row right in front of the entire class! The school was notified of this and did nothing about this harassment. That was very humiliating and embarrassing to my daughter. These teachers are there to teach, not harass the students. The computer teacher called her into the hall to ask her why she was wearing makeup! The woman who runs the front desk is rude to the kids. The school bus is cram packed with kids who have to sit 3 to a seat and the bus stinks very bad. Also, one of my child's classes had a mouse in it and another class had bugs up in the light that looked like roaches. My child also had problems with some other students bullying her and that was never taken care of. If your child is not a teachers pet then they will get treated pretty badly. I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone.
I am now sending one more child on her closing journey threw Kelly with the start of 8th grade. This is about,9 years worth of Kelly education, I have seen some fantastic teachers leave along with their programs. In all schools there are things that need to be changed ,Kelly is no exception, But get real its all in the money. Are meep scores are not where they should be. That is my concern. And by they way my kid has had purple hair and carried a 4.0. Its not in the dress code.
I went to Kelly for 6th ,7th and 8th . I go to the high school this year.this school is a very high learning plan and never gives up on the teens.. The teachers love and care for each one..And Mr.Hamden is so sweet..And most think that kids get in fights well they do but not as much as the high school.
I went to Kelly Middle School for my 6th and 7th grade. All the teachers are nice but most of the students are not! But i have to say that Mr.Hamden is a great principal, and was always there when i needed to talk to him