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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



Yearbook Sales

Yearbook Sales

Just a reminder that our Lifetouch Yearbooks are on sale now for $13. Below is a link to order online or you may send in the order with your child. Order forms are available in the office.

Count Day

Count Day

Wednesday, February 14th is the statewide Count Day for Michigan.  Student’s attendance on Count day will be used to calculate state funding for Michigan Public Schools.   This is why it is so important for our students to be in school on Count day! Of course, if a...

Nowlin Happenings

* Service Squad has finished the counting and the total number raised was $1,453!! Thank you to everyone for your generosity and your patience with this project.   We had some very close classroom numbers and in the end Mrs. Schnotala and her 5th graders could not be...

Tomorrow Is Math Night and Book Bingo

Good afternoon, A little reminder that tomorrow is Math Night and Book Bingo. Math Night begins at 4:30 and ends at 5:30. Book Bingo begins at 6:00 and ends at 7:00. PTA will be selling halal hot dogs, chips, water and soda and what not. Also, please be aware that...

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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.

Contact Us

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

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