Vernor Elementary School

13726 Pembroke Avenue, Detroit MI, 48235-1519

Phone: (313) 494-7342 • Fax: (313) 494-7341

Principal: Tonyia Jeanmarie

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James Vernor Elementary School has been graded an “A” on our School Report Card by the Michigan Department of Education.  We are a neighborhood school where all adults work together to ensure that all students master the essential academic skills necessary for a successful life.  We foster an environment of high academic expectations centered on the educational values of the educational three R’s:  rigor, relevance and relationships (Academic rigor, relevant to today’s child, built upon our relationships with the Vernor School Community).

Vernor School Elementary School has met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and has received a letter grade of “A” on our School Report Card by the Michigan Department of Education which attracts Highly Qualified teachers to our ranks.  Teacher candidates are interviewed by both the administration and a team of school representatives.  Vernor is committed to building and maintaining professional collegiality within our community.   Through mentoring, professional development, and nurturing, we are able to offer Vernor students a clean, safe school environment in Northwest Detroit which is located near several major highways: M-10 Lodge Freeway, Southfield Freeway, 8 Mile Road and Schaefer Highway.  This central location offers an excellent and desirable attraction to students, parents, and staff.


School Planning and Management Team (SPMT), Winter program, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program,  Kidsville Child Care Latchkey Program, Principal’s Club, Black History Program, Academic Games Program, Student Counsel, Title I Counseling Program, Social Workers, Literacy Coach, Title I Mathematics Teacher, Monthly Calendars, Active Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Messenger notifications, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Program, The Giving Tree, Resource Coordinating Team (RCT), Computer Lab, Netbooks, Pre-K Breakfast with Santa, Parent Recognition Night, Staff and Parent Curriculum Night, Volunteer Reading Corps, Fluency Assistance and Check Up Team (FACT), Violin Program, two Pre-K Classrooms, Accelerated Reading/ Math.

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

More information about PreK programs

Our Partnerships

The Allen Law Group, PC, the Schaefer, 7/8, Lodge, Neighborhood Association, ABC Transportation, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Our Vision

James Vernor Elementary School is a school where all adults work together to ensure that all students master academics and develop the positive social interactive skills necessary for a successful life.

Our Mission

The mission of the James Vernor Elementary School is to ensure that students make a successful transition into the intermediate grades through all inclusive academic preparation with high expectations, in a caring, collaborative, environment.

The Name We Honor

James Vernor Elementary School is named after the famous Dr. James Vernor, known for the discovery of Vernor’s Ginger Ale.  James Vernor was one of the original members of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy, formed in 1887, and he also served on the Detroit City Council for 25 years.

Uniform Requirements

Pants: Navy blue or black
Skirts: Navy blue or black
Shirts: White or powder blue.

Bell Schedule

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