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About This School

Rutherford Winans Academy is a charter elementary school in Detroit. The principal of Rutherford Winans Academy is Principal Karen Abbott, who can be contacted at kabbott@rutherfordwinans.org. 322 children attend Rutherford Winans Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 95% of the 322 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rutherford Winans Academy is 17:1. Michigan Technical Academy Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 88%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Hispanic 0% 8%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 77%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My son started this school at the age of 3 shortly after we found was mildly autistic. He started in the speical Ed class room (ASD classroom) This school and this program has been the best thing for our family and has done wonders for my son. When he entered school he was barely verbal. Now he is talking nonstop and participates in conversation. He has learned social skills and is able to make friends. Everyday he tells me what he did in school and how much fun he had. He is now now getting ready for kindergartin and is expected to be transitioned into mainstream class by 1st grade. His teacher is wonderful and it has been the best experience working with her and watching my son learn and grow.

  • (4 years ago)

    All students are respected and expected to reach the goals set for them. It's a great place to learn and teach.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great pre-k through 2nd grade and then it spirals down hill there are far too many inconsistant rules class projects and other important matters. I am happy that my daughter is out of this school at the end of this school year!

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