Office Address

12800 Kelly Road
Detroit, MI 48224

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Bell Times

Start: 8:00 a.m.
End: 3:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:00 p.m.

Social Connections


Denby High School is a public high school dedicated to the academic, emotional, and social growth of all students. Denby embodies a climate and culture that builds lifelong learners and well-rounded thinkers.

Denby strives to provide every student with a rigorous, standards-based education that is relevant to the students’ lives while also emphasizing the importance of building strong relationships—both inside the building and in the community. In conjunction with the Institute of Student Achievement (ISA), Denby High School prepares all students for success after high school in the career or college of their choice.

Denby High School has a committed staff dedicated to educating students through best practices and researched-based instructional strategies. Denby is also committed to providing high levels of wrap-around services to ensure that every aspect of a student’s well being is addressed. By building committed partnerships with organizations such as Detroit Future City, Michigan Community Resources, Habitat For Humanity, and The Denby Neighborhood Alliance, Denby High School has become a beacon of educational services for the students, families and community.

Our innovative blended-learning approach to education gives students the ability to learn at their own pace. And each individualized learning plan uses the latest technology to connect students to the world beyond the classroom.

In 2011, our school completed a $16.5 million renovation that included the construction of a new common area for student dining, as well as a major renovation to restore the school’s original 1930s auditorium. The media center was also upgraded to include two computer labs, a small group room and a team room.

Academic Offerings:
  • AP Statistics
  • Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Honors Art with Lawrence Tech
  • Career & Technical Educational Program
  • Art Van Apprenticeship
  • Credit Recovery


  • Denby Dnace Allicance
  • Marching Band & Drumline
  • Oceanettes (majorette dancers)
  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Baseball & Softball
  • Cross Country
  • Football & Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis

Vibrant Student Life:

  • Glee Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Atlantic Impact
  • Robotics
  • Project Graduation
  • College Ambition Program

Group & Partnerships:

  • Parent Resource Room
  • Detroit Parent Network
  • St. John Health Clinic
  • Michigan Works!
  • Department of Health & Human Services

Academics (S.T.E.M)

SMARTLabs are 21st century learning labs, equipped with a curriculum meant to engage learners of all abilities through hands-on, minds-on projects. Students explore the breadth of the curriculum through short, student-centered engagements that they select based on individual interests and abilities. The labs contain an extensive library of rigorous project-based lessons in 8 different discipline areas.


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Clubs / Programs

We offer a variety of extra curricular activities for our students to provide enrichment opportunities.
Please visit our school to learn more about these exciting clubs.

  • Art
  • Business Professionals of America/Skills USA
  • Chess
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Drama
  • Glam Squad Dance Team/Hype Squad
  • Interact Club (community service)
  • Inside Out Poetry Club
  • Journalism
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

Our school identifies the needs of our students and offers various programs.
See the list below to identify a program that may work for you.

  • ACT Prep
  • College Ambition Program
  • Denby Mentors
  • Michigan Youth in Government
  • Preventative Primary Care (Pregnant and Parenting Teens)
  • Young Men of Distinction
  • Foreign Languages – Spanish

We offer a variety of music classes and programs for students. We understand this is an important program for their learning enrichment.
See the list below of music classes that may interest your child.

  • Denby Marching Band
  • Glee Club

Our school partners with various community organizations to provide resources for families and the surrounding community.
Please see the list below and visit our school to learn more about resources that are available.

  • AmeriCorps
  • Detroit Human Services / Michigan Works!
  • Detroit Parent Network
  • Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
  • St. John’s School Health Center
  • Vista Maria


Our competitive athletics program includes baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball.



Cross Country

Track & Field