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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



District Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,  We want to hear from you. This survey will ask you questions about your child’s school, including questions about Open House schedules, culture and climate, student engagement, school environment, and school safety. The results of this...



Today is an Early Release Day, pick up will be at 2:25 pm. The PTA will also be here today to distribute Nowlin Spirit Wear. They will be in the cafeteria from 2:30-3:15. If you did not get a chance to order there will be some extras to purchase, while supplies last....

Special Education PTA Meeting This Evening

Good morning, The first public meeting for the Special Education PTA will be held this evening (November 27th, 2023) at 6:30 PM at the Administrative Building located at 18700 Audette Dearborn, MI 48124. You do not have to be a member to attend. Memberships will be...

Early Release today

Early Release today

Just a reminder that today is an Early Release Tuesday and pick up is at 2:25 pm. We will have no school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving break. Hope you all enjoy the time with your families and we will see you on Monday, November 27th.

Male Figure Volunteer Opportunity

Dear Families, In conjunction with the PTA, Nowlin would like to start a  modified version of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program to see if there is much interest. This is an opportunity for Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other male figures to...

Spirit Day Tuesday

Spirit Day Tuesday

Spirit Day Tuesday   The Detroit Lions are playing on Thursday against the Green Bay Packers so let’s show some support.   Wear your favorite Detroit Lions clothes or blue and gray on Tuesday!  Go Lions!!   

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

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