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Cass Technical High School is a public school in Detroit, Michigan. It has 2,191 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 42% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 1,127 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 1,127 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The reason why I love Cass Tech and would do it all over if I could is because I feel welcomed. Its not so much the principal that truly cares, however I feel a connection with some of my teachers. They make it look so easy to accomplish and they are very well educated and awesome at their job. My counselor is what really makes it worth to stay. She knows her work. My favorite experience at Cass Tech is when I got to perform at Legacy Dance Concert and I got to invite all my family.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Food: I'm personally not a big fan of the schools lunch. I think that ever since Michele Obama stopped schools from giving out pizza and chicken everything started to get nastier. I barely go to lunch now. Instead I go to the media center or Chinese class and study for upcoming test or to just catch up in things.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: I wouldn't say that the administration is all that up-to-par. They are very strict on dress code and student violation. However, they rarely really suspend anyone who really messes up and is not conductive to the school's policy. I love my counselor. She let's me come and just talk to her about anything. She gives me different scholarships I can participate in and she is also one of the counselors of upward bound at Wayne State. She encouraged me to participate in it in the summer as well.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: There are tons of athletic and fitness opportunities at Cass Tech. Such as; Basketball, soccer, football, track, tennis, swimming, softball, volleyball, etc. Mostly the football and basketball games are the ones with the most fan support. The audience and teams show a lot of sportsmanship. All the teams are outstanding players and support each other as well.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Teachers: My English teacher name is Ms. Kirksey. She is one of the youngest teachers in the school. She is a very well educated lady. She graduated from Oakland University as top of her class. She is a great teacher. When I first started her class as a 10th grade, we read this book called "Everyday Use" and had to summarize it, write down the page number and the theme. She started to teach us literary devices and how they are used. We then got a list of vocab words in this book we read called "Black Boy." She is very clear and concrete on how she teaches and it's very beneficial. She also has a great relationship with her students and supports them.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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


Female 60%
Male 39%


Grade 9 30.2%
Grade 10 24.9%
Grade 11 23.4%
Grade 12 21.6%

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 98 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 77 responses

  • 18% Great reputation
  • 18% Educated students
  • 14% Classes that prepare you for your college major
  • 13% Proud alumni
  • 13% Great athletic department
  • 9% Encouraging staff
  • 9% High quality establishment
  • 3% A overall well rounded dream school
  • 2% Nothing
  • 1% The unity of students.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 69 responses

  • 29% Stress levels from all the work
  • 17% The Dress Code
  • 16% The students in the school and the drama
  • 10% Location
  • 8% Lack of Organization.
  • 8% The counselors
  • 7% Staff
  • 4% Nothing
  • 1% Nothing is really worse just no so good.
  • 1% The pride of the school in general

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 75 responses

  • 43% Academic excellence
  • 24% Academics, and sports
  • 19% It's diversity and school spirit
  • 9% School spirit and helpfulness of peers
  • 4% Diversity, academics and sports

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 75 responses

  • 27% Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None
  • 24% Proud
  • 21% Hard working, competitive, and the top
  • 11% Too big
  • 8% United
  • 5% Different from most schools
  • 4% Disfuntional

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 75 responses

  • 61% Remember to stay focused
  • 17% Two staircases do not lead to the 1st floor.
  • 16% Be yourself,dont let your surroundings change you.
  • 3% Look for a difference school
  • 3% Wear comfortable shoes

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 61 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 60 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% 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.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.