Fisher Magnet Lower Academy

15510 E. State Fair, Detroit MI, 48205-2068

Phone: (313) 642-4854 • Fax: (313) 642-4855

Principal: Yvonne Stokes

About Us

Fisher Magnet Lower Academy is a unique early elementary facility, the only one of its kind in DPS, and is renowned for its beautiful, spacious campus. It is a local choice for families with siblings serving students from PreK to Grade 4. We partner with the Detroit Recreation Department and Fisher Magnet Upper Academy (5th – 8th Grades), to offer a full service educational campus. Strong student-teacher-parent relationships focus on the individual needs of each child. Fisher Lower offers a variety of subjects including Art, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Vocal Music and Physical Education. Our classrooms include laptops, State-of-the-Art Smart Boards, projectors, document cameras, computers and tablets. We have enhanced our curriculum with The Flying Classroom supplemental S.T.E.M. program that was designed by Captain Barrington Irving, an African American and the youngest person to fly around the world in a self-built plane. Fisher Magnet Lower Academy is going Full Steam Ahead in all areas of our curriculum. Get on board for an engaging learning experience!

Our Mission

The mission of Fisher Magnet Lower Academy is to differentiate instruction to produce high achievement. We will accomplish this through a partnership with our families and the community, in a clean, safe, data-driven and technology centered environment, which prepares students for the next grade level, responsible citizenship and a life-long love for learning.

Our Vision

The vision of Fisher Magnet Lower Academy is to provide a high-achieving, enriched, technology-centered educational experience that meets the needs of all students.


  • Great Start Readiness Preschool Programs rated one of the best in Detroit by Excellent Schools Detroit
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) After School Program
  • The Flying Classroom Supplemental S.T.E.M. Curriculum
  • 3-Dimensional Printer
  • Reading Recovery Program
  • Program Beautiful Library/Media Center
  • Visual Art Program
  • Vocal Music
  • Physical Education
  • After School Tutoring
  • Summer School Program
  • Accelerated Reading/Math
  • Internet Access in Every Classroom
  • In-Class Tutors
  • Department of Human Services (DHS Worker)
  • Volunteer Reading Corps
  • Daily Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Program
  • Full-time Nurse, Full-time Social Worker


School of the Week 2014, Preschool Program Guinness World Record Holders 2014, Acknowledgement from Karmanos Cancer Institute for Donation,  5Essentials Report 2015: Strong in Ambitious Instruction, Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers and Supportive Environment Well-Organized for Improvement

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

More information about Pre-K Programs

The Name We Honor

Dorothy Louise Fisher is a retired educator from Detroit Public Schools. She has two degrees from Wayne State College of Education, a bachelor’s (1944) and a master’s (1948). In the course of her career, Ms. Fisher taught at the Goodale Elementary School, was Assistant Principal at the Hillger and Clark Schools, and became Principal at Clark Elementary School. She was also the Principal at the Region 7 Magnet Middle School, which is now known as Fisher Magnet Upper Academy Middle School.

Although she retired, she continued to contribute her educational talent as a volunteer by teaching reading to adults. Dorothy L. Fisher began Region 7 Middle School in 1971, which was one of the eight Magnet Schools that began the formal application process for Magnet Schools in Detroit.

She started the Dorothy L. Fisher Scholarship at Wayne State University which gives scholarship money to Dorothy Fisher students who graduate from High School with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Uniform Requirements

Slacks, Pants/Skirts and Jumpers: Navy blue, Black, or Khaki (must be a solid color).
Shirts/Blouses: White or Light Blue (must be a solid color with collar).
Jackets, Cardigans, and Sweaters: White, Navy Blue, Light Blue, and Black (must be a solid color).
Footwear: Laced shoes, and gym shoes (Closed-Toe/Closed Heeled Shoes).

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 10:45 AM
Friday 7:30 AM 1:50 PM