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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Renaissance High School is a public school located in Detroit, MI. It has 1,202 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Renaissance High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1090
487 responses
Average ACT
23
325 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$45,202
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$57,101
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.117 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.117 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 406 responses
  • Homecoming and Pep Rally
    25%
  • Grammys
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Powder puff games
    9%
  • 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
1,202
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.127 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.127 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.127 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
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.154 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.154 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.154 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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.166 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.166 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.166 responses

Renaissance High School Reviews

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Renaissance High school is a great educational experience as it pushes its students to achieve new heights and feats in education. Along with the fact that Renaissance student body embraces one another making friendships that last outside of high school and possibly further in life. A lot of the teachers at Renaissance truly believe and try to help students become the best version of themselves. As a reward from all the hard work put into the schoolwork, students are usually given great social events to enjoy with friends like no other high school I’ve seen. Though some problems do arise straight from administration themselves as they do not always connect with the student body leading to issues occurring during social events or interfering with classes. Overall the good of the school is over the bad of the school and is a great school to attend.
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I came to Renaissance with the belief I would receive the best education, programs, teachers, and more. This schools holds itself on a pedestal of which it does not belong. I have teachers who don’t attend class, don’t put in final grades, and are extremely unorganized. There are a few good teachers, but the bad outweighs the good. I haven’t learned anything this entire year of a curriculum change that forces students to teach themselves. The school itself is extremely unorganized and difficult to contact. I’ve emailed my counselor several times about schedule changes and had to go to a principle to get it changed. My ELA teacher was changed several times and quite a few classes were changed into random unconstructed classes. Everything is done last minute and it’s easily seen that the student body is unhappy. The only reason people stay is for the scholarships come senior year. There’s much more to say, but don’t send your child here.
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.