738 reviews
  1. Detroit Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
1120
57 responses
Average ACT
23
260 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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.77 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 252 responses
  • Homecoming and Pep Rally
    26%
  • Grammys
    15%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Powder puff games
    11%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Snowcoming
    8%
  • 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.87 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.87 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.87 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,544
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.114 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.114 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.114 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,927/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.126 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.126 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.126 responses

Renaissance High School Reviews

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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.
There isn't really much to like. Our teachers don't care about us. There have been multiple times where I've walked into the school and was cussed at by the security guards. I have experienced teachers talk about other students in their faces and to other students. Many of our teachers are condescending and do not take the time out to pour into our futures. Mr. Kyle Goodall, Mr. Kevin Smith, Ms. Patrice DeBose, and Ms. Womble are amazing leaders in our school but that's about it.