C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
14771 Mansfield St
Detroit, MI 48227
Telephone
(313) 866-9300

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
990
32 responses
Average ACT
20
49 responses
AP Enrollment
2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Olympiad, prom, graduation
    43%
  • Homecoming
    38%
  • Halloween Party
    8%
  • Ice Cream Social
    5%
  • Military Ball
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
612
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,157/ year
National
$12,239
41%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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The school was okay, it's not all that. Everyone is pretty much in a clique, don't try to fit in to be part of the popular kids who will most likely drop out or don't graduate. The principal is kind of mean and strict, but she can also be a great person too once you get to know her for a while. A parent for 2017 made school jackets for us and hosted our senior trip at Florida. As I started school in 10th grade, I always felt left out due to my 'dorkiness', but now as I graduate, I know that I am a part of class 2017!
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The school's groups aren't quite great. They do give a fair chance to play except for the basketball team. Certain clubs like gleek club push for the school to become better academically. The after school tutorials has to be one of the activities the principal really appreciates the most, because they really show improvement in students success. Journalism and yearbook staff members stay pretty focused on their work but they help the school too. These members also help teachers after school with activities such as grading papers, and preparing for after school events like parent teacher conferences.
Really this school is not all that unique. It's pretty basic except for the few teachers that care about the future of students. The staff members are petty and very attentive. The principal doesn't really allow students to have much fun, sometimes I understand why not but most likely I'm lost to as why she doesn't allow certain events. Choosing this school again would be a decision I would have to mediate on. One reason why I would choose this school is I love being around some teachers and administrators. They're some of the most positive people I've ever met in life. I enjoy the few events we do participate in. To some surprise the school doesn't have a lot of fighting going on, which I like because it shows that we as students can be molded into pretty discipline students. The schools athletic teams could use some help, they aren't the best teams in their divisions.