Our Strategic Plan

  • Blueprint 2023 is designed to guide Detroit Public Schools Community District through the current COVID-19 pandemic context, recover from the pandemic, establish a new sense of normalcy in schools and classrooms, and begin long-term planning. The plan was finalized before winter break 2022 after a number of engagement sessions to review the recommended changes to the district’s Strategic Plan. ​​​​​​​The timing of this plan is in coordination with the deadline to spend the COVID relief funding received from the federal government, which must be exhausted by 2023.



    The Work We Do

    We educate and empower every ​student, in every
    community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.​


    The Future We Want

    All students will have the knowledge, skills and confidence
    necessary to thrive in our city, our nation, our world.  ​

  • Young Student


    Blueprint 2021 began as a one-year extension of Blueprint 2020 and was responsive to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic context. Blueprint 2021 ensured that the priorities and strategies for the 2020-2021 school year advanced the District’s ongoing work while attending to the unique health, safety, and social-emotional needs brought forth by the pandemic. Blueprint 2023 continues the work of re-emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and beginning long-term strategies for the District.


  • Career and Technical Education


    Students First: Make decisions that are in the best interest of students. Use every resource strategically so that we can meet students’ individual needs.

    Excellence: Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness. Be bold and innovate. Learn from your mistakes. Hold yourself and others to high standards.

    Integrity: Do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Be honest. Be trustworthy. Be accountable.

    Equity: Diversity is an asset that makes us stronger.  Advocate for the needs of others. Ensure that all members of our community have access to the tools and resources they need to be successful.

    Service: Listen. Empathize. Respond. Own problems and help to solve them.

    Tenacity: Embrace hard work and persevere in the face of challenges. Follow through on your commitments and strive to do your best, no matter what.

  • Teacher and student


    Transformative Culture: Build and sustain strong school cultures where everyone feels loved, challenged, and prepared.

    Outstanding Achievement: Offer differentiated learning experiences that dramatically accelerate the academic experience of all students and to ensure they are college and career ready.

    Whole Child Commitment: Provide students with opportunities and resources to meet their physical and mental health needs, explore their interests, and honor their identities.

    Exceptional Talent: Build an excellent, effective team of dedicated staff to serve our students in a variety of settings. 

    Responsible Stewardship: Ensure sustainable, transparent, and equitable deployment ​of resources to support safety and success.