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 2,260 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 1,247 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 1,247 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Cass is a great school the principal actually seems like she cares. My daughter counselor helps her with whatever she needs
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is indeed unique because it can open many doors for you in the future. You can get good connections just saying you graduated from Cass Tech so it should be an honor to say you came from this school. I would choose to attend this school again based off of academic status. This schoolwork can be tedious at times but in the end it is all worth it because you feel like you have a college education.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: i feel that the school was more focused on the football team, rather than the overall wellbeing of all the students or staff.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Cass Tech of course has it's ups and downs but if you work hard, keep out of the drama and stay focus on your goals then everything will pay off and that is a promise.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Cass was great, transitioning from a small school such as Inkster High School and then coming here was a big leap but the teachers and counselors guided me

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Western International High School 2 mi. 1,398
1.66 King High School 2 mi. 1,486
1.66 Advanced Technology Academy 6 mi. 1,476
2.66 Fordson High School 6 mi. 2,314

Around Cass Technical High School

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


Male 40%
Female 59%

Student Diversity

Cass Technical High School United States Advanced Technology Academy Fordson High School King High School Western International High School
African American 88.0% 15.0% 82.0% 1.0% 96.0% 20.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
White 3.0% 51.0% 2.0% 96.0% 1.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 14.0% 1.0% 0% 70.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 134 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 116 responses

  • 17% Great reputation
  • 16% Classes that prepare you for your college major
  • 15% Great athletic department
  • 14% Educated students
  • 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 111 responses

  • 26% Stress levels from all the work
  • 15% The Dress Code
  • 13% The students in the school and the drama
  • 10% Lack of Organization.
  • 9% Location
  • 6% The counselors
  • 6% Staff
  • 5% Nothing is really worse just no so good.
  • 4% Nothing
  • 2% It's easy to get distracted by all the Cass events
  • 2% The pride of the school in general
  • 2% The unfair treatments of some students.
  • 0% Parking
  • 0% Stairs

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 115 responses

  • 31% Academic excellence
  • 21% Academics, and sports
  • 15% It's diversity and school spirit
  • 11% Academics, Diversity, Sports and Performing Arts
  • 9% School spirit and helpfulness of peers
  • 6% Diversity, academics and sports
  • 4% Nationwide excellence and sports dominance
  • 3% Sports, and performing arts program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 117 responses

  • 44% Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None
  • 18% Hard working, competitive, and the top
  • 17% Proud
  • 8% Too big
  • 7% United
  • 3% 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 111 responses

  • 56% Remember to stay focused
  • 17% Two staircases do not lead to the 1st floor.
  • 17% Be yourself,dont let your surroundings change you.
  • 4% Work Hard and opportunities arise from being here
  • 3% Be prepared to be challenged
  • 2% Look for a difference school
  • 2% Wear comfortable shoes

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 103 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.