Thirkell Elementary-Middle School

7724 14th Street, Detroit MI, 48206-2644

Phone: (313) 596-0990 • Fax: (313) 596-0982

Principal: Stephanie Gaines

About Us ESD Recommended Schools Logo

Thirkell has served students as an educational pillar in the city of Detroit for nearly 100 years. We engage our students not only through our rigorous curriculum but also by offering a well-rounded educational experience that includes abundant extra-curricular opportunities.


  • Star Reading/Star Math, Study Island, Tutoring/ Extended Day Program
  • Basketball, Football, Softball, Cheerleading, Track
  • Beyond Basics – Inspiring students about reading and learning
  • Science Clubs, Academic Games, Spelling Bees, DAPCEP, Girl Scouting
  • Phonemic Intelligence, PBIS
  • Art, Drama, Physical Education, Computers
  • 21st Century After-School Enrichment, Mentoring Programs
  • Excellent Community Partnerships
  • Henry Ford Health Clinic On-site

Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon
8:30 AM 3:40 PM