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Nowlin Elementary School is a public school in Dearborn, MI within Wayne County. It is one of 22 elementary schools in the Dearborn Public Schools district. The school serves students in kindergarten through 5th grade including the Autism Spectrum Disorder program and Physical or Otherwise Health Impaired program.  Nowlin has a reputation as a close-knit, warm and inviting community that works together to support the school and student achievement in a positive, innovative learning environment. Teaching and learning is our focus. The faculty and staff at Nowlin are committed to implementing research-based strategies and practices to meet the needs of students.

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Nowlin Elementary Mission Statement 

The mission of Nowlin Elementary School in partnership with parents and community is to provide an excellent educational environment by recognizing, analyzing and responding to a diverse, changing world so that all students can become caring, responsible, knowledgeable life-long learners.

Message from the Principal 

Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,

As the summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone in our school community. It is my pleasure to serve as your principal, and I am excited about the upcoming year.

To our returning students, welcome back! We hope that you have had a restful and rejuvenating summer break, and we are looking forward to continuing your academic journey with you. To our new students, we welcome you to our school community and look forward to getting to know you.

As we embark on a new school year, I would like to remind everyone of our commitment to academic excellence, student well-being, and community involvement. We are dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment that fosters academic achievement and personal growth. This year we have new staff, curriculum programs and ways in which specials (eg, music, pe, art, etc) are programmed. Our staff is committed to ensuring that these changes will be seamless and to creating a learning environment that challenges and supports all students.

Parents, we recognize that you play an essential role in your child’s education, and we encourage you to stay involved and engaged in their academic journey. We value your partnership and appreciate your ongoing support.

Finally, I would like to remind all students to take advantage of the many opportunities that our school has to offer. Get involved in clubs and other extracurricular activities that interest you. Remember to work hard, ask questions, and never give up on your dreams.

As a reminder my door is always open. Please do not hesitate to stop by, to email or to pick up the phone. The best way for us to be successful is to have a strong, trusting relationship with you.  Again, I look forward to another successful school year.


Dr. Tynan, Principal



Summer Discovery Bus Time

Good afternoon, If your child is attending the Summer Discovery program and taking the bus, they need to be at Nowlin at 7:30. The bus pick up time is 7:35. They will return on the bus when school is out at 2:30. Students who are staying till 4:00pm will not take the...

For Families Taking Part in Summer Discovery

For Families Taking Part in Summer Discovery

Dear Parent or Guardian,  Welcome to the Summer Discovery Program at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary School. My name is Marwan Salamey, and I will be your child’s summer school administrator. I am excited and looking forward to what I know will be an engaging program...

Summer Discovery Relocation

Good morning, For the students that have signed up for Summer Discovery, the location has changed from Duvall to Whitmore-Bolles. The bus will still pickup and drop off students at Nowlin if you desire your student to be bussed or you can pick up and drop your student...

Developmental Preschool info

Please see the link regarding summer Developmental Preschool opportunities for younger students.

SE Coordinator – Parent Interview

The parent and staff interview committee for the Special Education Coordinator position will be held on Tuesday May 30, 2024 from 2:30pm till 5:00pm (may end sooner).  Please email HR Generalist, Inas Mouzahem,...

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Contact Us

23600 Penn Street
Dearborn, MI. 48124
Phone: (313) 827-6900
Fax: (313) 827-6905

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