Who We Are

Detroit Public Schools Community District is Michigan’s largest public education system. It is governed by a locally-elected, seven-member board with Dr. Nikolai Vitti serving as superintendent.  We champion a whole-child approach that combines superior academics with socio-emotional, extracurricular, and health services tailored to each student's needs.

Our Mission

We educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.

Our Vision

All students will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to thrive in our city, our nation, our world.

Our Core Values

Students First – Make decisions that are in the best interest of students. Use every resource strategically so that we can meet students’ individual needs.

Excellence – Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness. Be bold and innovative. Learn from your mistakes. Hold yourself and others to high standards.

Integrity – Do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Be honest. Be trustworthy. Be accountable.

Equity – Diversity is an asset that makes us stronger. Advocate for the needs of others. Ensure that all members of our community have access to the tools and resources they need to be successful.

Service – Listen. Empathize. Respond. Own problems and help to solve them.

Tenacity – Embrace hard work and persevere in the face of challenges. Follow through on your commitments and strive to do your best, no matter what.