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Renaissance High School is a public school in Detroit, Michigan. It has 1,115 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 49% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 584 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

6565 West Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 416-4600

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 584 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I received a D from a class that I could never get after school tutoring from the teacher - very disappointed - now I won't get the Renaissance seal
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Food: I brought my lunch to school
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Detention for being late when your parent drove you to school seemed unfair
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: We didn't have a pool which would have given students the opportunity to learn to swim
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There were a few diamonds among the other gems - Mr. Johnson, Mr. Smith but it was hard with the limited budget from the school

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 John R. King Academic & Performing Arts Academy Public
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1.33 Old Redford Academy - High School Public, Charter
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Coleman A. Young Elementary School 1 mi. 572
1.33 Old Redford Academy - High School 1 mi. 856
1.66 Mumford High School 2 mi. 1,032
1.66 Oak Park High School 3 mi. 1,439
2.00 Ford High School 3 mi. 1,024

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


Male 37%
Female 62%

Student Diversity

Renaissance High School United States Coleman A. Young Elementary School Ford High School Mumford High School Oak Park High School Old Redford Academy - High School
African American 98.0% 15.2% 99.0% 99.0% 99.0% 96.0% 99.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.6% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.9%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 22.2%
Grade 12 22.9%

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 52 responses

  • 56% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 28% Preparation for college
  • 27% Academics
  • 22% Extra curriculum activities
  • 19% Staff and Students
  • 2% Friends
  • 2% Nothing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 45% The electric system has problems sometimes.
  • 26% Teachers act like students don''t have a life
  • 12% Lunches are not the best
  • 6% Not enough of a varied extracurricular program.
  • 5% Not allowed to use elevators
  • 3% Building
  • 3% Class hours too long

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 36 responses

  • 58% College preporartory courses
  • 19% The work load and college readiness classes.
  • 14% Rigorous work load
  • 8% Intelligence

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 57% Hardworking
  • 23% Ever-rising
  • 17% Time-consuming
  • 3% Intlligent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 46% Learn how to study and manage your time
  • 32% All of the above
  • 14% Don't get distracted
  • 8% Learn how to study

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.