A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
6565 West Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
Telephone
(313) 416-4600

Renaissance High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1110
71 responses
Average ACT
23
267 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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.80 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.80 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 259 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and Pep Rally
    27%
  • Grammys
    15%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Powder puff games
    10%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Snowcoming
    7%
  • 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
1,148
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.90 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.90 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.90 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,544
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.117 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.117 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.117 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,927/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.129 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.129 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.129 responses

Renaissance High School Reviews

753 reviews
All Categories
I have attended Renaissance for 3 years and I believe that RHS definitely takes the cake from any other school in Detroit when it comes to public education. The school environment at Renaissance is very different from other high schools in the city were students don't not appreciate learning. Honestly most of the credit should be given to the students rather than administration for the commit we have to performing on a greater level than other school in the district. However because students at RHS are striving for academic perfection we often are not given breaks or awards that we deserve like change in uniform policy, more days off, or study hall. Things that might take off stress and create a better school culture/spirit.
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I'm a junior who attends Renaissance High School. This is a rigorous college preparatory high school. This means often a lot of constant stress for every student between applying to college, test scores, readiness programs, extracurricular activities, and grades. That is something that allows students both to succeed and fail. The overwhelming amount of stress has resulted in an overall lower morale across the student body, with suivide attempts, anxiety attacks, and even suicides, this cannot continue. A school should never become so stressful. My school is a great school nonetheless and I want it to continue to be great and to be a safe and comfortable learning environment for all students.
My experience at Renaissance High School has been a challenging one because it has a rigorous list of classes that really test my knowledge of the subjects I'm learning. The teachers are highly educated in their field and help everyone at their own pace. It has a variety of after school clubs and organizations that help expose you to new things that will help you in the future and create networking skills with people in your interested field. Colleges visit every week to recruit new students to their colleges and help inform them of what to expect when going to college.
The courses help visualize what type of material will be introduced in the college setting depending on what you're interested in. But overall, it has an interesting experience in challenging myself to take courses that will prepare me for the future and my well being as a member of society.