Earhart Elementary/Middle School

1000 Scotten
Detroit Michigan

About the new Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School

This new $22.2 million LEED Silver Certified PreK-8 school is located on Clark Park in the vibrant Mexicantown area of Detroit.  The school has separate elementary and middle school wings, and features classrooms designed for art, science, music, and physical education on the first floor, along with a brightly lit library.  The second story contains classrooms and academic commons for Project-based education.  Large windows for natural light complement state-of-the-art technology in each room.

Earhart offers full academic and enrichment programs in a caring environment designed to meet the needs of the whole child, with the goal that the exemplary education received here will prepare each child for success in High School and beyond.  Highly qualified teachers were specifically selected to enhance the culture of the school and the neighboring community, along with University, Business, Community, and Faith-Based partnerships to round out our students’ experiences.   We have a fully functioning library run by volunteer retired teachers, and feature The Acosta Center-which offers ESL classes for parents and the community. Embracing the rich heritage and diversity of Southwest Detroit, full ESL services are offered.


Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Art, Computers, French, Physical Education, Counseling and Social Work Services, Special Education, ELA Coach, ESL Services, Esperanza, Attendance Counselor,  Teach for America, Woodrow Wilson Scholars, WCCCD Extension Classes, Wayne State University Science Partnership, Wayne Mediation, MGM Grand Partnership, GEAR Up, Cranbrook Horizons Upward Bound, El Arte,  Neighborhood Legal Services, Friends of the Rouge, National Kidney Foundation, Volunteer Reading Corps, Volunteer Business Corps, Think Detroit PAL, Greening of Detroit, Summer in the City, Healthy Kidz,  Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Math, Read and Rise,  Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, A World in Motion Primary, DAPCEP, U of M Future Scientists, Special Olympics, Award-winning Art, Award-winning Chorale, Art Club, Board Game Club,  Cooking Club (in partnership with The Sunday Dinner Company), Vibrant LSCO, Field Trips, Guest Artists, School Garden, Spelling Bee, Tutorial, Summer School, Science Fair, Junior Honor Society, Elementary and Middle School Career Days


Our Vision

The vision of Amelia Earhart Elementary/Middle School is to foster a collaborative environment of highly skilled and effective teachers who provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate academic, technological, artistic, athletic, and societal competencies.

Our Mission

The mission of Amelia Earhart Elementary/Middle School, a multicultural and technologically-advanced learning center, is to ensure that all students are afforded the opportunity to be educated in a safe and healthy environment that promotes their individual value and maximizes their potential. We shall produce socially responsible citizens who successfully fulfill curriculum requisites and who demonstrate a preparedness to excel in future educational, societal, and career challenges.

The Name We Honor

Amelia Earhart Elementary/Middle School is named in honor of the noted American aviatrix and author.  Born on July 24, 1897, Ms. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  She joined the faculty of Purdue University as a visiting faculty member, counseling women on careers.  Ms. Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to fly around the world.  The propeller in front of Earhart Elementary/Middle School is one that actually came from one of Ms. Earhart’s original planes, and was purchased from the Earhart family by fundraising of spaghetti dinner

  1. Mary Mullenax:

    what was the original name of this school?