Ford High School

Ford High School serves 1,027 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Ford High School operates within the Detroit City School District.
The school district's 45% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1027 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,027 students
Ford High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Ford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Ford High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.87. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 18:1
Ford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Black
99%
22%
Ford High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
67%
Ford High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ford High School Sch Ethnicity Ford High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.02 0.87
Ford High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
77%
44%
Ford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
Ford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 67,408 students has decreased by 30% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 45% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Detroit City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
136
3
Number of Students Managed 67,408 930
Detroit City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 45% 82%
Detroit City   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,294 MM $11 MM
District Spending $1,327 MM $11 MM
Detroit City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,264 $11,537
Detroit City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,596 $11,612
Detroit City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Southfield Regional Academic Campus High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Ludington Magnet Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Michigan Technical Academy (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Detroit Michigan Technical Academy
    Charter School
    19900 Evergreen Rd
    Detroit , MI , 48219
    (313)538-4927
    Charter School
    0.1  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Detroit Ludington Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    19355 Edinborough Rd
    Detroit , MI , 48219
    (313)494-7549
    Magnet School
    0.5  mi  |  383  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Southfield Southfield Regional Academic Campus High School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    21705 Evergreen Rd
    Southfield , MI , 48075
    (248)746-0012
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Detroit Detroit Service Learning Academy
    Magnet School
    Charter School
    21605 West 7 Mile Rd
    Detroit , MI , 48219
    (313)541-7619
    Magnet School
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  1140  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Detroit Emerson Elementary-middle School
    18240 Huntington Rd
    Detroit , MI , 48219
    (313)831-9689
    1.2  mi  |  724  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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Detroit, MI public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.25, which is lower than the Michigan average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Detroit is Southwestern High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Michigan or national school diversity statistics.