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9-12
Public
Dearborn Heights, MI
Students enrolled: 853
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4650 Clippert Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

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(313) 278-9870
(313) 278-1238
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November 24, 2014
I graduated from Annapolis in 2013, and it was a bitter sweet experience. I enjoyed all the teachers and the extra curricular activities (Student Council, Quiz Bowl, Drama Club and French Club) were fun and were a great way for me to meet new people. The only thing I wish were different were more AP classes offered. It was offered to take AP classes at Crestwood High School, but I did not have a car so I was unable to do that and was stuck taking AP English (which was at Annapolis) and that was it. Also, I do not feel that Annapolis prepared me for College. I am currently enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, and my first semester was rough and I had no idea what I was doing. To conclude, Annapolis is a great school to get know other students and be involved with after school activities. The teachers care about the students progression but there is a lack the resources to better prepare their students for life after high school. To reiderrate, the main issue I had with Annapolis is that AP classes (other than AP English) is only offered to students with vehicles due to the classes being held at a different high school.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2014
As a student, I can honestly say that Annapolis is one of the best schools around. We have great music & art programs, our business and classes to help you with life are really helpful and worthwhile. The curriculum is really good too. The history classes are really interesting, along with the English. There's AP classes in multiple subjects. Not only does the school offer all of that, but the teacher's and staff are some of the coolest, most helpful people I've been around. They care about you as an individual, where you're going in life, and if you're going to make it. The school is honestly the best & I hope it stays that way for another 50 years.

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2014
Before I enrolled my kids in District #7 in 2010 their grades were poor. They came to the district and arisen academically, both of my kids were in NJHS, which at their old school this was not even an option. After attending OW Best, they went to Annapolis and got Silver & Gold Honor Roll each trimester. The teachers are very supportive, are good with one on one time, and actually care about the grades. I'm glad to say that my children are going to the district that I attended and excelled in. I love Annapolis & it forever has a good reputation in my book.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
This school is honestly the best, the staff tries so hard to help the students learn, as long as the students try & learn themselves and that's what I love.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2013
I am currently attending Annapolis High School. When I first came to the school, due to outside issues, my grades were not the best. The staff thankfully understood and helped me, if I needed it. As of now, I am on the Honors track, in programs, and, in my opinion, I am successful. The teachers are very caring, and they wish for the best for their students. Some students (not including myself) find that some of the teachers grade on a harder level, but they only wish to prepare their students for what lies ahead of them. The school dress code is a bit extreme, but it is well manageable by students willing to listen. The principal is more than willing to help, should a problem occur. The activities that the school runs is quite impressive and appreciated. The only flaws that can be seen as a problem are the strictness of the dress code and the students who are unwilling to put in their full effort.

- submitted by a student
June 02, 2013
This school is horrible. The teachers only care about getting paid and themselves. As a student at AHS I struggled, I was always asking for help from the teachers but they would never help. They would say look it up in your book or ask a student. I would ask to come before school or skip lunch for extra help but they would say they were busy. when I would go late to practice after school to get help they always rushed me out of the classroom and barley helped me. I would stay up past midnight struggling with homework almost every night. I had friends who were scared to go to school because of the way they were treated by other students The students had to do everything on their own. We helped each other learn and stood up for the students that were getting picked on by others. We knew we couldn't depend on staff and teachers who would just stand around and watch kids be bullied. I ended up transferring schools in the middle of my junior year. I was sad to leave all my friends but excited to get out of that school. If you are thinking of placing your child in Annapolis I strongly advise you to do otherwise nothing good will come of it.

- submitted by a student
May 20, 2013
I have had the horrific experience to have to talk with Mr. Brown. I have only talked to him a couple times about my child at Annapolis High on a couple different occasions.. Mr Brown would not let me even speak or finish my sentence. He is very unprofessional. He defended the teachers before I could even finish my sentence, He is only for the teachers and not the kids, I had to ask him nicely can I please finish, I was not done talking. He again interrupted me and said WELL I AM NOT FINISHED TALKING, when he was not even talking at the time. UNBELIEVABLE, CHILDISH, AND SAD! Mr. Brown must have been socially unaccepted as a child or a teen, they tend to be bullies as adults and Mr. Brown is definitely a adult bully. He should be another profession, and not working with children. And my child is in fear of me asking for a meeting knowing after we leave she will be singled out by Mr. brown and Ms. Pat. NO CHILD SHOULD FEEL LIKE THAT PERIOD!!! Mr. Brown should be ashamed of himself but bullies usually have little self confidence so they tend to take it out on the kids. Annapolis staff especially Mr. Brown treats all kids guilty by association, just because they are a child. sick

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Great school for those students that are disadvantage, prides itself with an excellent academic curriculum and overall great teacher involovement regarding the students work performance standards.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2010
I would not recommend this school if your child has any disabilities or mental illness as they will do more harm than good for the child. Also, they do not want these types of children in their school-they only want perfect little angels. They make it very difficult on the parent, too, are very judgmental, and even cruel if you are a Christian. It has been impossible for me to get any cooperation from these people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I have a niece that goes to this school as I have went to this district many years ago. I am concern with the education and policies that the district has set forth for children in the education. I thought that the policies for dress code, absentees, and cheating was not allowed however, It has. I did not know that you can mis most of the year and still pass on the next grade. I also did not know that we as parents can do our childrens work and they get the credit for it. I did not know that your child can dress without a dress code in place. I have thought highly of the school district until my niece can not spell, missed half of the year of school because she don't like school, and time and time again getting her to do her own work instead of her

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December 06, 2009
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June 26, 2009
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January 15, 2009
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September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2008
The staff at the hs is as good as there is in the area. The difficulty is students coming to the hs unprepared because they lost interest in the 6-7 grade. Parents in the heights need to accept responsibility for thteir shortcomings in that they do not push education in the home.

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June 05, 2008
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March 08, 2008
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no rating September 11, 2007
Good school, teachers are usually very helpful before or after school. Ive read people complaining of the dress code, however, compared to others that use uniforms, you cant complain

- submitted by a student
July 13, 2007
I agree with the school going overboard with the rules. I understand rules have to be implemented, however, I believe the punishment shouldn t be so extreme.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
I understand there has to be rules, but they really go overboard. The academic programming is ok. The teachers aren't the greatest. I don't have a problem child in school either. They need to give them some room to be kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
Good Peogram, small classes. Young staff.

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June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
I disagree with many people on here saying that the school is good.The school does not allow children to be theirselfs.Your not allowed to wear certain things your not allowed to do this.Many of the kids here are stuck up and everyone looks the same.everyone dresses the same and teachers only recognize you if your on sports or others.This school is the worst ever. Dont send your child here.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2007
Annapolis needs to be cut some slack. In my experience there, student failure was mostly due to laziness, something faculty is not in control of. Annapolis produces a remarkable amount of prepared students, despite being very average. As a senior in 2002 I managed a 3.5 in all 'honors' classes. Sure, there wasn't enough emphasis put on science and they had recent graduates teaching classes they knew nothing about, but at least they made attempts to offer a competetive curriculum! They have room for improvement, but we can't expect this under funded bedroom district to be perfect. Despite their flaws, every member on my family(myself included)has graduated from college and my friends have gone on to be medical students, engineers and mid level management.

- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2007
I have a daughter that attends this school and pleads with me not to send her brothers there. She is an honor student and is involved in different clubs there but still hates the school. A lot of the head staff are rude and many of the school activities are unorganized. I can't wait to get my children out of this school district.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
Annapolis can be a great experience. My son is doing very well there. In my opinion, this school offers a lot to the interested student and for the most part can challenge every student to be their best. The school is small and offers many opportunities not available in the bigger schools. Many of sports programs are good (Wrestling, Baseball, Track for instance) Football and Basketball have a ways to go to be competitive. I would give it a B- over all.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
Annapolis is an underrated school for the most part. While they are lagging in science they are wonderful in all the other subject areas. I graduated from Annapolis in 2003 and went to be a very sucessful college student and will graduate in the fall from Wayne State. I think I was on pace or better than most students at my college. My brother also attended Annapolis is doing very well for himself as an engineer. My cousin attended Annapolis and is currently a highly-respected doctor.

- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2006
The main complaint that I have with Annapolis is that if a student is having trouble keeping up with his/her school work, they are just left behind. I feel that the teachers and staff do not care about the students who may need extra help. When I attended Annapolis 86-88, they had 'track' classes which were taught differently according to student abilities. They do not have those classes any longer. My son, who has A.D.D. attended there and failed almost all of his classes. He now goes to Cambridge High (alternative ed.) in Garden City and is on the honor roll.

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August 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
It's an average place, but then, there's nothing wrong with that, and the staff and students are good people.

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April 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
My son has attened D7 schools since 7th grade. He has always been a great student but has really excelled here. Some teachers are young, yes, but I do not think it is a detriment to the school. I believe it is an asset. The 'older' teachers are also great and very caring. My family are alumni and can attest to this, as can I from my son's experience. They are all truely dedicated to teaching, and in my opinion are doing a wonderful job. Office staff are always helpful & friendly. AHS offers many quality programs & extracurricular activities, along w/ comm. involvment. Safety & discipline here are very good, they have a Zero tolerance policy! I say its not where you put your child, but what you put into them that counts! Get Involved Parents! Thank You Annaoplis for helping my son to become all he can be!

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October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
You can definitely tell which parents have 'problem children' here. I graduated from ahs, and loved my experience. anytime i had problems in class the teachers would help me. It was all about me asking for the help. If you have problems in life, it is your responsibility to address them, and they expect their students to show some sign of maturity and ask when they need extra attention.

- submitted by a former student
August 06, 2005
I'm acutally an alum, not a parent, but I thought I'd add my two cents. AHS is a nice school with a very pleasant environment. It has made great progress in recent years to provide what they term 'life prep,' including offering classes jointly with other schools to provide technical training. The staff is relatively young; though I only graduated four years ago, I recognize very few faces when I return for visits. Those teachers I do know, though, are extremely dedicated and most helpful. However, AHS is very weak in terms of college prep. That is not their focus, and they do not have the tools necessary to provide a student the fundamental skills required to attend a respectable post-secondary institution. Likely due to the limitations of being a small school, AHS cannot offer advanced college-prep classes, and the administration does not seem to be interested in changing that.

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June 12, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2005
I disagree with most of the other reviews on this site. Annapolis is a small, friendly school. The staff is very personable with the kids and are always willing to stay after school with struggling students. There are next to no fights there and it has a safe feel while you are there. I definetly would recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2005
i think it is a ok school. my daughter has been there 4 2 years and she thinks that the teacher are mean i have to ammit some of the teacher are really mean to these kids and they don't seem like htey care but i guess overall it a ok school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
I believe that this school is one of the worst schools in the state. it gives us a bad name. This district doesnt alow its students to be themselves. it tells them that they cant go to school in white tees or they cant wear shirts that show there shoulder. this school is a dissapointment in letting kids be kids. The teachers are cynical they think all kids are potheads that dont care. well there wrong.

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October 06, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 20, 2004
I moved to Dearborn Heights to provide a better education experience for my child. To our disppointment, I've learned that the faculty at Annapolis High School does not provide a fair, positive learning environment for all of their students. If your child is a 4.0 student, then a 'star pupil' he/she will be at Annapolis High. The average student on the other hand gets 'lost in the crowd'. Perhaps it is the inexperience of the young teachers, or the cynical viewpoint of the veteran teachers, or just a lack of understanding and patience that are part of the problem. It is a shame that the faculty at Annapolis High School 'gives up' on the average student. With the exception of a few caring teachers, the staff at this school has lost sense of the important part of teaching, the students. The kids are learning, learning that some teachers don't care.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
This school is pretty decent in the way the staff operates. I think the teachers really care about the students as individuals. They care about how well they are learning, and what is going on in their lives. They are helpful to students in times of need and there is a wonderful Special Education program available to children who have trouble learning in a regular class setting. They also have good career programs that you and your children will really appreciate. Children can learn hands on in a hospital, or go to criminal justice, ROTC and Cisco. Since it is such a small school, there are some problems with gossiping and there are occasional fights like with any school, but I believe it is fair to say that it's the education and the staff that is important.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
This school is wonderful!. It's just to bad that the school can't expand. They just need to get rid of school of choice and it would be great.

- submitted by a former student
February 25, 2004
Well..I guess over all the school is o.k...its a nice friendly school if your kid wants to meet new people...you jus gotta watch out for who you talk to and how...the teaching quality's are o.k..they could do a lil better!!!

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2003
My son attended this school for 1 year. I think that says it all. There were fights after school almost every day. It is overcrowded and the staff doesn't seem to care about the children as individuals. Also the statistics reported on this site have not been updated for they are way off.

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Annapolis High School
4650 Clippert Street, Dearborn Heights, MI  48125
(313) 278-9870
Last modified Annapolis High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Annapolis High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top