Congratulations Durfee Elementary-Middle School, winner of the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign!

Durfee Elementary-Middle School has been identified as the winner of the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign. As the top school with the most daily check-ins, Durfee students will receive an in-school event from Paramount Pictures about the making of the new Transformers film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” shot in Detroit before it hits theaters next year.

As part of the back-to-school season, Detroit Public Schools announced a partnership with Viacom and its social responsibility umbrella Viacommunity to host a Get Schooled Attendance Campaign, encouraging DPS students and their families to attend school all day, every day.

Durfee Elementary-Middle School was identified early on as one of the top schools with daily check-ins. Jawaun White, 14, an eighth-grader at Durfee and his Social Studies Teacher Linda Miner helped many students check in daily!

*View photos of Durfee students checking in:

Below are the top five schools based on daily check-ins:

  1. Durfee Elementary-Middle School
  2. Gompers Elementary-Middle School
  3. Golightly Career and Technical Center
  4. Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School
  5. Marcus Garvey Academy

More about the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign

The contest began on Friday, September 20 and ended Friday, October 4. It was open to all students ages 13 and older. DPS students were able to visit the Get Schooled website,, and “check-in” at their school from a desktop computer or mobile phone.

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