More than 800 Earhart students to celebrate new $22.2 million school in Southwest Detroit

An outdoor assembly with 800 students is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. 

More than 800 students, parents, teachers, staff and community members of Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School will celebrate the completion of their brand new $22.2 million school, located at 1000 Scotten Avenue in Southwest Detroit, by releasing 100 blue and white balloons representing  the school’s colors during a special outdoor assembly Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Amelia Earhart is one of three brand new Detroit Public Schools built from the ground up in just 14 months. It is one of nine schools that opened to students in September in the largest grand opening of facilities in one of the city’s largest construction projects to build and renovate DPS facilities with voter-approved $500.5 million Proposal S dollars.

Two blocks away is Western International High School that received $28.3 million in renovations, totaling $50.5 million in construction and upgrades for more than 2,000 DPS students in Southwest Detroit. Amelia Earhart serves 800 students in preschool through eighth grade.


Thursday, November 3

2:00 p.m.

The NEW Amelia Earhart Elementary Middle School

1000 Scotten Street (across from Clark Park in Southwest Detroit)

Detroit, MI


The 45-year-old former structure and outdoor portable classrooms were torn down last summer to build the new 111,090-square-foot PreK to 8 school overlooking Clark Park in Southwest Detroit. Construction of the new facility was completed in 14 months.

The new school has separate elementary and middle school wings with shared common space for the media center and library, cafeteria, administration office and multi-purpose rooms. Classrooms designed for art and science programs are located on the first floor of the middle school wing. The upstairs classrooms also feature large windows to bring in natural light. Students in preschool through second grade are located on the first floor of the elementary wing with grades 3-5 on the second floor.

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