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 2,191 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 1,227 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 1,227 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Amazing education includig international baclorte
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Cass is a great school with a couple of bad seeds as usual; this is including both some of the students and staff. Though we have positive events that really bring us together as a school. We have pride in this school and stand together as a CT family. This school is great for opportunities as well which I, personally, have been given to help support my future college plans and life in general. Minor issues may occur here & there but over all, the school's a great place to go. I would have still chose this school if I had a chance to choose my high school again.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school has a great reputation because it is a difficult school. Once someone hears one is from Cass Technical High School, almost instantly one will be called a nerd. The staff and students have a lot of pride for the school; therefore, it is a well respected school. I will even say it is the best high school in Detroit, Michigan in academics and sports.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I really enjoy my high school experience at my school. There are a lot of activities to be apart of and also there is a great community of people. I love the support from not only my peers but from faculty as well.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Teachers: There could always be improvement.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Western International High School 2 mi. 1,260
1.66 King High School 2 mi. 1,313
1.66 Southeastern High School 5 mi. 1,180
1.66 Advanced Technology Academy 6 mi. 1,313
2.66 Fordson High School 6 mi. 2,403

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


Female 60%
Male 39%

Student Diversity

Cass Technical High School United States Advanced Technology Academy Fordson High School King High School Southeastern High School Western International High School
African American 89.0% 15.2% 85.0% 2.0% 98.0% 99.0% 24.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 11.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 68.0%
White 3.0% 51.6% 2.0% 95.0% 0% 0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 114 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 95 responses

  • 17% Great reputation
  • 16% Educated students
  • 15% Classes that prepare you for your college major
  • 15% Great athletic department
  • 14% Proud alumni
  • 9% Encouraging staff
  • 8% High quality establishment
  • 3% A overall well rounded dream school
  • 3% The unity of students.
  • 1% Nothing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 90 responses

  • 26% Stress levels from all the work
  • 16% The Dress Code
  • 16% The students in the school and the drama
  • 9% Lack of Organization.
  • 9% Location
  • 7% The counselors
  • 7% Staff
  • 4% Nothing
  • 4% Nothing is really worse just no so good.
  • 2% The pride of the school in general
  • 1% The unfair treatments of some students.

What one change would you suggest to improve the overall experience at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Moe security, relax on the dress code a little bit
  • 40% Allow students to wear school t-shirts

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 94 responses

  • 38% Academic excellence
  • 22% Academics, and sports
  • 16% It's diversity and school spirit
  • 10% School spirit and helpfulness of peers
  • 7% Diversity, academics and sports
  • 4% Academics, Diversity, Sports and Performing Arts
  • 2% Sports, and performing arts program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 95 responses

  • 36% Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None
  • 21% Proud
  • 19% Hard working, competitive, and the top
  • 9% Too big
  • 6% United
  • 4% Different from most schools
  • 3% Disfuntional
  • 1% Hard working, competitive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 92 responses

  • 63% Remember to stay focused
  • 16% Two staircases do not lead to the 1st floor.
  • 15% Be yourself,dont let your surroundings change you.
  • 2% Look for a difference school
  • 2% Wear comfortable shoes
  • 1% Be prepared to be challenged

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 83 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% 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.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.