Cass Technical High School

Cass Technical High School serves 2,458 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤1% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Cass Technical High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Cass Technical High School's student population of 2,458 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
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School Comparison

Cass Technical High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Cass Technical High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#3001 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
82%
18%
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White
2%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.320.52
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Graduation Rate
97%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDetroit Public Schools Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cass Technical High School is Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy For Social Justice (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ace Academy Jefferson Site (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Capstone Academy Charter School Sda South Campus (0.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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.
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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.
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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.
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