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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
6565 West Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
Telephone
(313) 416-4600

Renaissance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1100
127 responses
Average ACT
23
280 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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.85 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.85 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 285 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and Pep Rally
    26%
  • Grammys
    15%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Powder puff games
    11%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Snowcoming
    7%
  • Student Senate Fundraisers
    7%

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%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.95 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.95 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.95 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.122 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.122 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.122 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,157/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.134 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.134 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.134 responses
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Renaissance High School is a public high school located in the city of Detroit. This school is one of the four major schools in the city of Detroit. Which is due to the high academic achievements. What I like most about Renaissance High School is the people. That's including the administrators, teachers, and students. They're positive and very interactive. While you attend Renaissance High School everyone expects high expectations from you. This always helps me focus in school more and set goals for myself.
During your journey at Renaissance you will find out where you want to be in life. They continuously try to find out who you are as a person, and what you have to offer to the world. Moreover, I feel safe to be myself. This is important because not a lot of people feel that way at the high school they attend.
One thing I would like changed about my school is diversity. My school is a predominantly African American school. I would enjoy interacting with other races.
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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.
Renaissance High School takes students who are ready to learn and prepares them for college. Teachers at Renaissance are highly qualified and personally, have challenged me enough for me to grow and be able to compete at a higher level. Most importantly, help is available for students. My counselor was there for me when I had questions about the courses I took and how I could adapt to life in high school. Overall, this school continues to give me a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking to grow intellectually.