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 1,441 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 1,441 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Academics: Academics are excellent. The teachers not only teach the subjects, they are often times professionals in the field. Students benefit greatly from those connections and get first hand knowledge of how powerful networking can be. It's great to be in the know and even greater when you connect with who you know.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Cass Tech. Is very competitive. You have to test in and be accepted. Everyone at my school is college bound so there is a common factor. There are a number of clubs and athletic programs for the students to be involved in. There's just about something for everyone. Getting involved in the campus community is a great way to immerse yourself in all of the benefits of Cass Technical High School.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The security guards need more training. Some of them are on a power trip and want to dominate and dictate rather than secure and assist. The health resources are top notched.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: It has it's ups and downs.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I am happy to leave this school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Detroit 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 Detroit 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%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 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 195 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 169 responses

  • 18% Great reputation
  • 16% Classes that prepare you for your college major
  • 14% Great athletic department
  • 14% Proud alumni
  • 13% Educated students
  • 8% Encouraging staff
  • 7% High quality establishment
  • 4% A overall well rounded dream school
  • 3% The unity of students.
  • 1% Great academic opportunities
  • 1% Nothing
  • 1% Very encoraging principle
  • 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 167 responses

  • 23% Academic excellence
  • 19% Academics, and sports
  • 18% Academics, Diversity, Sports and Performing Arts
  • 13% It's diversity and school spirit
  • 8% School spirit and helpfulness of peers
  • 7% Diversity, academics and sports
  • 5% Nationwide excellence and sports dominance
  • 3% Sports, and performing arts program
  • 2% All of the above
  • 1% Different opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 172 responses

  • 49% Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None
  • 15% Hard working, competitive, and the top
  • 14% Proud
  • 6% Too big
  • 5% United
  • 3% Disfuntional
  • 3% Hard working, competitive
  • 3% Well-known
  • 2% Different from most schools

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 159 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.