Renaissance High School
- Public, Magnet
- DETROIT, MI
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B+
- Diversitygrade C
- Teachersgrade A minus
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C+
- Health & Safetygrade A minus
- Administrationgrade C minus
- Sportsgrade C+
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C+
Renaissance High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in DETROIT, MI. It has 1,179 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Renaissance High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Math
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B+
- Good for Familiesgrade C
- Housinggrade C
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
77%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 124 responses
57%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 124 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 430 responses
- Homecoming and Pep Rally25%
- Football games10%
- Powder puff games10%
- Student Senate Fundraisers7%
- Honer Roll assembly6%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 134 responses
80%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 134 responses
70%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 134 responses
Average Teacher Salary
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Teachers in First/Second Year
59%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 161 responses
65%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 161 responses
69%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 161 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
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83%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 173 responses
33%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 173 responses
64%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 173 responses
Renaissance High School Reviews
Rating 3.59 out of 5 972 reviews
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I really hate going to school so my answer is biased by my predisposition. I feel as though my school is average in general, and quite excellent relative to other Detroit Public Schools, but I really, really loathe attending school so I can't give a higher score. It doesn't help that the school, although with no extra merit or no accelerated track, because it is just a public school, has higher graduation requirements than that of the legal state requirement. So you kind of just do extra school for no reason. The teachers are okay. I hate the scheduling. Counselors do what they can which is not much. There is way too much homework. I like the selection of extra curriculars although there could be more. I love the selection of electives. The food is bad but it is an American public school. What can you do? Attending mostly feels tedious in the objective sense, although as stated previously, I hate school, so my personal feelings of disdain amplify the negative parts.
Throughout my experience with Renaissance High School, I have created many memories and many friends. Renaissance High school has become a great school for me that has vigorous classes that will prepare me for college and the outside world. The atmosphere is amazing, and the school spirit is astronomical. I wouldn’t trade the high school experience for the world, and I will truly miss it. One thing I would change about Renaissance High would be the disconnect between the teachers and the students. When it comes to school ideas, fundraisers, etc., the administration doesn’t listen to the students and ultimately does what they would like to do. Sometimes with this process creates animosity within our school. Other than those instances, I wouldn’t change much when it comes to Renaissance high school.
I have a love hate relationship with my experience at Renaissance. The academics are mostly great. I've had hard teachers that I actually appreciated a lot because I felt I was actually learning rather than just trying to get an A for my GPA. Other times, coming to school is a drag and it's hard to find motivation. Sometimes, administration tries to make efforts to keep students interested. Then there are some times where the communication between the and the student body and teachers prevents a good flow within the school, it feels kind of separated.