Dossin Elementary Middle School

16650 Glendale Street, Detroit MI, 48227-1210

Phone: (313) 866-9390 • Fax: (313) 866-9386

Principal: Kurtis Brown

About Us

Creating Lifelong Learners.

Dossin Elementary-Middle School educates students in grades Pre-K through 8. All classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance each student’s learning experience. Dossin is a neighborhood focused school that provides a safe and positive environment in which students and educators treat one another like family.


  • Tutoring/extended day program
  • Accelerated Reading
  • Accelerated Math
  • Academic Games
  • Robotics/Science Clubs
  • Dance
  • Scouts
  • Media Club
  • Book Clubs
  • Cheerleading
  • Student Government
  • Girls 2 Goddess Mentoring
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Skating Club
  • Volunteer Reading/Business Corps
  • Church/Civic mentors/tutors

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

More information about Pre-K Programs

About the Principal

Our Principal, Alicia Colquitt, is a lifelong educator committed to Detroit Public Schools and the academic success of the children here at Dossin. Mrs. Colquitt has had many experiences in school administration and has over 27 years of experience as a school district administrator. She has high academic expectations for her students. Mrs. Colquitt has a passion for education and strives daily to meet the needs of the “whole child.”

Our Mission

The mission of Dossin Elementary/Middle School is to develop a customer and data driven, student-centered learning environment in which students are motivated to become productive citizens and lifelong learners, equipped with skills to meet the needs of their next customer, higher education and/or the world of work.

The Name We Honor

Our school is named in honor of Ernest J. Dossin of Dossin Food Products which was established in 1898. The Dossin family is more widely known for their owner and sponsorship of the Gold Cup boat races between 1940-1956 in Michigan. After the Dossin family got out of racing, their admiration for the city of Detroit was expressed by the contribution that made the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle a reality.

Uniform Requirements

Shirts: White with collars.
Pants/Skirts: Navy or Black.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 11:45 AM
Friday 8:30 AM 2:50 PM