Cass Technical High School

1,575 reviews
  1. Detroit Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
2501 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Telephone
(313) 263-2000

Cass Technical High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1040
130 responses
Average ACT
22
419 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
AP Enrollment
15%
AP Exam Pass Rate
16%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    62%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    35%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    3%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.163 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.163 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 699 responses
  • Homecoming Dance
    13%
  • Battle of the classes
    12%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    12%
  • Grammys
    12%
  • All Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Last Day of School
    10%
  • Graduation
    10%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,305
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.171 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.172 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.171 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,544
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.244 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.244 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.243 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,927/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.251 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.252 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.252 responses

Reviews

1,575 reviews
  • Excellent
    397
  • Very Good
    596
  • Average
    491
  • Poor
    76
  • Terrible
    15
In the four years that I attended Cass Technical High School, I have truly enjoyed this experience. Cass Tech provides students a safe, educational learning community where students develop lifelong relationships, become a family. When the curriculum became challenging, Cass was able to provide me with tutorial services and encouraging mentors. Cass Tech also allows students to be their selves. The atmosphere is filled with respect and compassion. Even though, the work can be challenging, there are extra curricular activities for everyone. I had the opportunity to be a part of the infamous, Cass Tech choir. There were challenging times, but I was and am determined to succeed!
  • Senior
  • 50 mins ago
Ha! The school nurse and counselor are tucked away in a corner. Bullying isn't handled as well as it should be. I personally had romantic relationship problems (emotional/verbal abuse) and I know Cass Tech won't provide support for me. There are so many depressed students at this school, and none of them believe reaching out to a teacher or administrator will help. I've barely kept my head above the water myself. It's simply not a supportive atmosphere. Also, the school is in Cass Corridor, so there are run down buildings and homeless people in the area (This issue should clear up once the new arena opens up).
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
I had a really good high school experience. Cass Tech. is one of the premier high schools in Detroit, MI. It is very competitive; acceptance depends on testing scores and other academic criteria. The academics are challenging, and definitely prepare you for college. Extra curricular activities are abundant, there's something for just about every student. The biggest pitfall is the cafeteria food and lack of variety and vending machines. I played on two championship teams and met some life-long friends. Love it!
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago