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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Renaissance High School is an above average, public school located in Detroit, MI. It has 1,154 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
About Renaissance High School...
School District
Detroit Public Schools
Address
6565 West Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
Telephone
(313) 416-4600

Renaissance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1090
312 responses
Average ACT
23
310 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$27,838
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Median Home Value
$42,800
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.99 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.99 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 345 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and Pep Rally
    25%
  • Grammys
    16%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Powder puff games
    10%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Student Senate Fundraisers
    6%
  • Snowcoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,154
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.109 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.109 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.109 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,700
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.136 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.136 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.136 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,157/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.148 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.148 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.148 responses
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Renaissance overall is very present experience and more than likely you will learn things in the classroom that will stick with you. Most teachers do try their hardest to help you learn and give you the best education they can. However, college readiness is a problem for a lot of students and sat scores are not necessarily the highest and administration also lacks in communication. Many teachers find out about things at the last minute and teachers and students don't necessarily get their complaints heard.

Also, a friendly tip is that if you can bring a lunch- DO IT! DPS lunch is not the best.
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At Renaissance High School, we started off with an amazing principal, Anita Williams but shortly after her departure Renaissance has went downhill allowing uniforms and our basketball team to overpower what is important (academics). Renaissance is what you make it, I have pushed through the negativity and joined outside clubs to make this a better experience for myself. Honestly, we have a new club for our male students called Suits for Success and I feel that it is empowering the young men for Renaissance, although for the girls we do not have that privilege. New principals have to adjust so Renaissance will succeed it may take some tome.
Renaissance High school overall is known for the preparation of student and their life in college. The academics throughout Renaissance High school are highly prioritized which leaves out the consideration for the student social life. Being a senior at Renaissance High school, I have noticed that the administration has not done their job to successfully benefit the life of students. Stress is heavily built among students because of the academic pressure that is put upon us. Although the school prioritizes its academics, I feel as if I would have a head start when starting my college courses.