Cass Technical High School serves 2,465 students in grades 9-12.
Cass Technical High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cass Technical High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Cass Technical High School's student population of 2,465 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,465 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

Cass Technical High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cass Technical High School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1258 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
77%
18%
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White
3%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cass Technical High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/24/2021
I was shocked to see the scores of a school that prided itself on its challenging programs and respected graduates. It was a big deal to get accepted, and I was proud to be a second-generation student there. I remain proud of my diploma but wondering, if these scores are accurate, how it has gotten that way.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Chixo Gibbs
1   12/18/2020
I was in the graduating class of 1963. Back then Cass was easily a 5 star school and ranked in the top 100 vocational /STEM schools in the U.S.How depressing to rate is barely a 1 star today.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Michael Lecznar
5   1/31/2013
I AM AN OLD CHEERLEADER FROM THE SOUTH AND I NEED TO TELL YOU WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO SEE YOUR BAND - CHEERLEADERS AND OR DANCE TEAMS-PERFORM WHEN DAKOTA PLAYED YOUR TEAM IN THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR. I WAS MESMERIZED AND THRILLED BY YOUR HALF-TIME SHOW. IT IS SOMETHING I WILL NOT FORGET AND WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.
- Posted by nanny

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.39

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