Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,305
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    1,529 3.8
  • Ranking

Cass Technical High School is a public coed 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 1,529 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 1,529 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers care a lot and are great mentors too!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Cass Tech is an International Baccalaureate school. We have many Advance placement class that challenge the minds of students. Teachers work very hard and are certified in the subjects that they teach. The workload is challenging but it all pays off in the end. Tutoring is an essence if we need additional work and help with our studies.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Students help out a lot at Cass. Just this past year, we formed a protest to get people aware of the bad conditions in DPS schools. Students are involved a lot with the community. We also are accepting as well. Some of the clubs we have are to bring awareness to social and political situations.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a wide variety of extra curricular activities at Cass Tech. We have things such as band, anti bullying club, and much much more. Many teachers help out with these clubs to make them fun and helpful.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: At Cass Technical high school, there is a lot of support. I've had a very good experience here and a lot of help. If I could do it again I would, especially for the sake of knowledge going in such a big school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.33 Detroit Edison Public School Academy 1 mi. 1,486
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1.66 Advanced Technology Academy 6 mi. 1,443
3.00 Fordson High School 6 mi. 2,370

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

Gender

Gender
Female 59%
Male 40%

Student Diversity

Cass Technical High School United States Michigan Advanced Technology Academy Detroit Edison Public School Academy Fordson High School King High School Western International High School
African American 87.0% 15.0% 15.8% 79.0% 98.0% 1.0% 98.0% 19.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 2.9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 6.6% 17.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 70.0%
White 2.0% 51.0% 70.8% 3.0% 0% 96.0% 0% 8.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 220 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 193 responses

  • 17% Great reputation
  • 15% Classes that prepare you for your college major
  • 14% Educated students
  • 13% Proud alumni
  • 13% Great athletic department
  • 8% Encouraging staff
  • 6% High quality establishment
  • 4% A overall well rounded dream school
  • 4% The unity of students.
  • 3% Great academic opportunities
  • 1% Very encoraging principle
  • 1% Nothing
  • 0% Allows us to be ourselves
  • 0% Other

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 132 responses

  • 26% Stress levels from all the work
  • 14% The Dress Code
  • 12% The students in the school and the drama
  • 11% Lack of Organization.
  • 7% Location
  • 5% Staff
  • 5% Nothing is really worse just no so good.
  • 5% The counselors
  • 4% Nothing
  • 3% The unfair treatments of some students.
  • 2% It's easy to get distracted by all the Cass events
  • 2% Stairs
  • 2% The pride of the school in general
  • 0% Lunch
  • 0% The cleanliness of the school
  • 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 191 responses

  • 21% Academic excellence
  • 18% Academics, Diversity, Sports and Performing Arts
  • 17% Academics, and sports
  • 13% It's diversity and school spirit
  • 7% Diversity, academics and sports
  • 7% School spirit and helpfulness of peers
  • 7% All of the above
  • 5% Nationwide excellence and sports dominance
  • 3% Sports, and performing arts program
  • 1% Different opportunities
  • 1% Social Scene and athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 195 responses

  • 53% Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None
  • 13% Hard working, competitive, and the top
  • 12% Proud
  • 6% Too big
  • 5% United
  • 4% Disfuntional
  • 3% Different from most schools
  • 3% Hard working, competitive
  • 3% Well-known

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 132 responses

  • 52% Remember to stay focused
  • 16% Two staircases do not lead to the 1st floor.
  • 16% Be yourself,dont let your surroundings change you.
  • 8% Work Hard and opportunities arise from being here
  • 5% 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 182 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.