Paul Robeson/Malcom X Academy

Paul Robeson Malcolm X @ Hally, a Pre K-8 African Centered Academy

2585 Grove

Detroit, MI

P: (313) 494-3939

F: (313) 494-7089

Principal: Jeffery D. Robinson Ph.D.

Grades Served: Pre K – 8

Our Mission:

The Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy is the premier African-Centered Program in the Detroit Public School System. Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy stresses a child centered, culturally influenced, pedagogy designed to increase the academic and social development of children.


Art, Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Robotics/Science Clubs, DAPCEP, Future City Engineering Programs, Honor Society, Book Club,

Michigan State University Male/Female College Program, Cheerleading, Student Government, Middle School Basketball, EBL Basketball, Legends League Baseball Volunteer Reading Corps, Business Partnerships.

About Us: 

Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy stresses a child centered, culturally influenced, pedagogy designed to increase the academic and social development of children. Consistently meeting AYP requirements, Paul Robeson Malcolm X supplements district curriculum with African centered educational material that informs students of the contributions of African American people to all aspects of U.S. society. We are supported by the local university, which includes the continuation of a 20-year partnership with Michigan State University.

Paul Robeson Malcolm X offers Detroit Public Schools students a unique educational and cultural experience designed to prepare them both academically and culturally so that they can be productive citizens of the 21st century.  All aspect of the school provides students with a cultural experience aimed at given student a better appreciation of the communities they live in and the connection to the broader society.  The school has partnerships with program such as Tech State Detroit, Michigan State University: “My Brother Keeper Program” and African American Language & Literacy Program, Focus Hope Detroit, Wayne State University Africana Studies Program.  Our students participate in extra curricular programs like DAPCEP, Future City, Engineering Society of Detroit, Wayne State Math Corps, and Robotics Competitions. The school is located on Detroit’s Northwest in the University District. We are centrally located near bus routes and the John C Lodge Freeway.

About the Principal:

Dr. Jeffery Robinson is a 23year veteran of the Detroit Public School System and was selected to be principal in 2009.  He has been recognized for his educational excellence by the Michigan Department of Education and Wayne County RESA. He received national recognition as the Milken Family Foundation National Educator of the Year in 2001.  Dr. Robinson is the 1st in the State of Michigan to receive a Ph.D. in African American and African Studies Education Issues and Policy from Michigan State University.

School Name:

The Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy is named after two outstanding African American men who represented the ability of African’s to excel in the face of adversity.

Paul Robeson was a pioneer in the cultural arts. He enabled and encouraged many black men to perform on par with that of their white counterparts.  Paul Robeson recognized that his accomplishments would mean nothing if future generations were not able to follow him. As a result, he sacrificed part of his career to pioneer civil rights and take up the causes of justice.

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or more commonly known as Malcolm X, is the legendary Black Prince of Civil Rights and the causes of social justice.  Malcolm X represents to young African American children the possibilities available to them when they are determined and educated.

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