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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Renaissance High School is an above average, public school located in Detroit, MI. It has 1,134 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
6565 West Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
Telephone
(313) 416-4600
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Renaissance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
405 responses
Average ACT
23
315 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$43,038
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Median Home Value
$54,169
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.107 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.107 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 376 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and Pep Rally
    25%
  • Grammys
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Powder puff games
    10%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Snowcoming
    6%
  • Student Senate Fundraisers
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,134
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.117 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.117 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.117 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.144 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.144 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.144 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.156 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.156 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.156 responses

Renaissance High School Reviews

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I love attending Renaissance High school! It's a beautiful campus, the teachers are polite and helpful and the students are very friendly. The workload of a Renaissance student is rigorous but it is beneficial to future college experience and readiness. I would improve the number of teachers so class sizes could be a little smaller and a wider variety of courses.
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Renaissance High School is in the Detroit area, primarily Outer Drive territory, and is surrounded by an urban area of multiple businesses. At Renaissance High, not only do they expect high standards from their scholars, but they also expect them to raise beyond those expectations, creating a positive name for their school, and themselves. With this determined mindset, there is no question to why Renaissance is the number one school of all Detroit Schools in its district. Though it is number one, every school has its downfall. Sometimes students drop out or quit because it gets too hard, and some others try and never get there. Though it may get hard for many scholars, Renaissance High holds these expectations to prepare their scholars for the real world, because pressure makes diamonds and the world is full of obstacles to stop you from succeeding towards your goal.
Renaissance provides a great foundation and preparation for college. This is an excellent school that provides the tools needed to be successful in college. From the many organizations and clubs. There is always things happening to keep students engaged in their academics. The administration and students have been very encouraging during my tenure at this school. The relationships I have formed and the networks I have created, will allow me to keep strong ties with many individuals as I make my journey thru college. Honored and privileged to have been selected to attend one of Detroit’s top school.