DPS School Construction Project
Students - Schools - Economic Growth - It's all part of the plan to create excellent schools in Detroit.
Detroit Public Schools opened three new schools in 2012 totaling $92 million of voter-approved investment that provided some 3,000 students with brand new learning environments that replaced older facilities.
East English Village Preparatory Academy, which was built on the site of the former Finney High School, and neighborhood schools, Munger PreK-8 and Mackenzie PreK-8 in Southwest Detroit, are the final three facilities in the DPS Bond Construction Program that will open to students for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Combined with last year's openings of the new DPS Police Headquarters & Command Center and 11 more new and renovated schools totaling more than $200 million, more than 11,500 students currently attend class in greatly improved or new facilities.
September 2011 marked the largest grand opening of facilities in the three-year, $500.5 million bond construction program with the completion of nine new and renovated schools open to 8,000 students. Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, Samuel Gompers Elementary Middle School and Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School are brand new facilities built from the ground up in just over one year. Extensive renovations were done at Marcus Garvey Academy, Beckham Academy, Bunche Elementary Middle School, Denby High School, Henry Ford High School and Western International High School.
Click here to download the program book from the 2011 Citywide Ribbon Cutting. The book details the construction project for each of the nine schools.
There are 18 projects in the DPS School Construction Project:
- John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy
- Bethune-Fitzgerald Academy
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School
- Denby High School
- Henry Ford High School
- Western International High School
- Samuel Gompers Elementary Middle School
- Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School
- Marcus Garvey Academy (Harambee Center)
- Beckham Academy
- Bunche Elementary Middle School
- Northwestern High School
- Mumford High School
- East English Village Preparatory Academy
- Munger PreK to 8 School
- Mackenzie PreK to 8 School
- Ronald Brown Academy
- DPS Police Headquarters & Command Center
Detroit voters approved Proposal S in November 2009 which enabled the district to access $500.5 million for school capital improvement projects. DPS received the sixth largest allocation in the nation.