Renaissance High School in Detroit, MI - Niche

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Renaissance High School is a public school in Detroit, Michigan. It has 1,156 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 674 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 674 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers are very dedicated to their jobs. They go above and beyond to educated us and prepare us for the real world. They are very informative and helpful. They give us tips on how to approach real life situations, furthering our education, etc. They care more about us, the students, than getting a paycheck. They are strict, but in a way that motivates us to want to do better for ourselves.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: My school gives a lot of opportunities to be a better person in life
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is unique because its the number 1 school in Detroit
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Teachers: Make the kids very independent
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: Its a very challenging school

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
University YES Academy 0 mi. 666
1.66 Communication & Media Arts High School 2 mi. 608
0.66 Old Redford Academy - High School 1 mi. 865
Mumford High School 1 mi. 877
1.00 Oak Park High School 3 mi. 1,517

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


Female 62%
Male 37%

Student Diversity

Renaissance High School United States Communication & Media Arts High School Mumford High School Oak Park High School Old Redford Academy - High School University YES Academy
African American 98.0% 15.0% 99.0% 99.0% 96.0% 99.0% 100%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 33.5%
Grade 10 24.3%
Grade 11 21.2%
Grade 12 21.0%

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 88 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 24% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 71 responses

  • 28% Preparation for college
  • 25% Academics
  • 19% Extra curriculum activities
  • 14% Staff and Students
  • 10% Friends
  • 2% Welcoming environment
  • 2% Nothing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 29% The electric system has problems sometimes.
  • 20% Teachers act like students don''t have a life
  • 17% Lunches are not the best
  • 10% Not allowed to use elevators
  • 6% Not enough of a varied extracurricular program.
  • 5% Some teachers weren't that great
  • 4% Very disorganized
  • 3% Terrible Disciplinary System
  • 2% Building
  • 2% Class hours too long
  • 1% Administration is unfair
  • 1% Peers are not friendly and helpful to new students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 70 responses

  • 33% College preporartory courses
  • 24% The work load and college readiness classes.
  • 19% Rigorous work load
  • 16% Intelligence
  • 4% It's good reputation
  • 4% All of the above

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 72 responses

  • 44% Hardworking
  • 26% Time-consuming
  • 19% Ever-rising
  • 7% Intlligent
  • 1% Inconsistent
  • 1% The best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 47% All of the above
  • 36% Learn how to study and manage your time
  • 8% Don't get distracted
  • 7% Learn how to study
  • 2% Every party doesn't need to be attended

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 66 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.