Detroit Service Learning Academy


The Detroit Service Learning Academy district operates three elementary schools in the Detroit area, serving students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. While the schools face significant challenges, including consistently low academic performance, high poverty, and attendance issues, one campus, Oak Park Service Learning Academy OPSLA, stands out with its relatively better outcomes.

Across the district, the schools have a predominantly African American student population, with extremely high rates of free/reduced lunch eligibility, indicating high levels of poverty. Academically, the proficiency rates in all subjects and grade levels are alarmingly low, falling far below the state averages. However, Oak Park OPSLA has the lowest student-teacher ratio, the best chronic absenteeism rate, and the highest 5th grade English Language Arts proficiency among the three schools.

The variation in per-student spending, with Detroit Service Learning Academy Campus spending the most and Redford Service Learning Academy Campus spending the least, suggests potential inequities in resource allocation. Addressing the underlying socioeconomic challenges, implementing targeted academic interventions, and ensuring equitable funding across the district may be crucial for improving educational outcomes in the Detroit Service Learning Academy schools.

District Detail

 21605 W 7 Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48219-1810

 (734) 604-7696

SchoolDigger Rank:
604th of 606 Michigan districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 1,408

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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