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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



Dress Code

Good afternoon, As the weather begins to warm our clothing begins to shift. Below is an excerpt from the Dearborn Schools dress code guidelines for elementary students. Thank you for your consideration and helping us to promote student safety and an environment for...

Summer Discovery Program

Nowlin Families,  We are excited to announce that we will be offering a Summer Discovery Program! This is open to ALL students at Nowlin. The program will have a heavy focus on ELA and Math with Enrichment Activities also being offered. Due to Nowlin being under...

April calendar reminder

Sharing a reminder with the community that the Dearborn Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th. Students do not attend school on those two days. Schools will resume on Thursday, April 11th.   A great deal of advanced...

Solar eclipse coming April 8!

Solar eclipse coming April 8!

The solar eclipse is coming April 8, 2024! The last time our area could view a solar eclipse was August 2017. During that partial eclipse, Dearborn experienced about 78% coverage. This solar eclipse will be a near-total eclipse, with the moon estimated to cover about...

Spring pictures

Spring pictures

On Friday, April 5th Lifetouch will be here to take our Spring pictures. These pictures are optional and will only be taken if ordered. There are two ways to order: Have your student pick up an order form from the office Order online - Link and info below:...

Sora book update and public library

We are sharing an update for students and parents regarding the Sora app, which is again available to district students. Through Sora, students are able to see books available through the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services provided by the Dearborn Public...

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Being bullied? Want to report an unsafe or potentially dangerous situation? Please fill out this anonymous form.

Click here: Safe Voice Form

In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

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

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