Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI - Niche

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Cass Technical High School is a public school in Detroit, Michigan. It has 2,305 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 38% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 1,258 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2501 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 263-2000

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 1,258 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I like this school it pushes me to do better and learn more. It is stressful and tiring but in the end it is worth all the work and stress.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Cass is no doubt a school of rigors and tough courses most of the time. If you take advantage of the experience from beginning to end you will benefit from it.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Cass' attitude is always optimistic and unbreakable.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: cass is a good school . you have to be able to stay focused.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: If I could it all over, I believe I would still choose this school. It's a great school with great opportunities.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Edison Public School Academy 1 mi. 1,486
2.33 Western International High School 2 mi. 1,542
1.66 King High School 2 mi. 1,530
1.66 Advanced Technology Academy 6 mi. 1,443
3.00 Fordson High School 6 mi. 2,370

Around Cass Technical High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 59%
Male 40%

Student Diversity

Cass Technical High School United States Advanced Technology Academy Edison Public School Academy Fordson High School King High School Western International High School
African American 87.0% 15.0% 79.0% 98.0% 1.0% 98.0% 19.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 17.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 70.0%
White 2.0% 51.0% 3.0% 0% 96.0% 0% 8.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 33.8%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 21.2%
Grade 12 20.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 146 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 128 responses

  • 17% Great reputation
  • 16% Classes that prepare you for your college major
  • 15% Great athletic department
  • 14% Educated students
  • 14% Proud alumni
  • 9% Encouraging staff
  • 7% High quality establishment
  • 4% A overall well rounded dream school
  • 3% The unity of students.
  • 1% Nothing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 123 responses

  • 26% Stress levels from all the work
  • 15% The Dress Code
  • 12% The students in the school and the drama
  • 10% Lack of Organization.
  • 8% Location
  • 5% The counselors
  • 5% Staff
  • 5% Nothing is really worse just no so good.
  • 4% Nothing
  • 3% It's easy to get distracted by all the Cass events
  • 2% The pride of the school in general
  • 2% The unfair treatments of some students.
  • 2% Stairs
  • 0% Lunch
  • 0% Parking
  • 0% The teachers

What one change would you suggest to improve the overall experience at this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Moe security, relax on the dress code a little bit
  • 33% Allow students to wear school t-shirts

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 127 responses

  • 29% Academic excellence
  • 20% Academics, and sports
  • 14% It's diversity and school spirit
  • 13% Academics, Diversity, Sports and Performing Arts
  • 8% School spirit and helpfulness of peers
  • 8% Diversity, academics and sports
  • 5% Nationwide excellence and sports dominance
  • 2% Sports, and performing arts program
  • 1% Different opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 128 responses

  • 45% Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None
  • 17% Hard working, competitive, and the top
  • 16% Proud
  • 7% Too big
  • 6% United
  • 3% Different from most schools
  • 2% Disfuntional
  • 2% Hard working, competitive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 125 responses

  • 54% Remember to stay focused
  • 17% Two staircases do not lead to the 1st floor.
  • 16% Be yourself,dont let your surroundings change you.
  • 6% Work Hard and opportunities arise from being here
  • 3% Be prepared to be challenged
  • 2% Wear comfortable shoes
  • 2% Look for a difference school

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 117 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.