Students enrolled 2260
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
School leader Lisa Phillips
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District Detroit Public Schools

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2501 2nd Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

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4 stars
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June 05, 2013
I love my alma mater. I learned a great deal and became a better citizen as a result of my education there. Just like any other inner city school, Cass Tech has its challenges to deal with a struggling

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2013
Completely horrible. Definitely doesn't live up to the name it has. In fact, I have absolutely no idea how it can be ranked as a top school in DPS. It is about as worse as most of the other schools. If I had the choice to go back to my freshman year and pick a different school, Cass would certainly not be my choice.

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2013
I graduated from Cass Tech in 1949. I was a Home Economics major. I also took pre-med classes such as chemistry & biology. It was an excellent school. I would recommend to any young person that has a goal in life for a particular career.

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2013
As an alumnus of Cass Tech, I am gravely disappointed in the fact that I recently went to the school's website (after bragging about the long-standing college prepatory focus of the school) to find an "ACADEMIC" model, or "ACADEMIC" offerings (courses), anything related to "ACADEMIC" tracks, etc. I wanted to show a colleague of mine (In the Educational arena) just what was SO SPECIAL about "MY" High School. The site for: Cass Tech (as of today January 24, 2013) is a JOKE! What about the academics, the curriculum tracks, concurrent enrollment (can you get college credit for courses taken at Cass), AP (Advanced Placement) offerings....criteria for getting in? I SUGGEST (DPS & CT Admin): Stop relying on HISTORY(THE PAST) to validate Cass. There's nothing special about Cass (anymore); at least you can't tell from the site. It's the same as Redford, Mumford (and THEY ARE GONE). ACADEMICS, ACADEMICS...Who cares about Sports - they're nice, they're needed, they serve a purpose, BUT - I would ONLY send my student to Cass, or recommend someone sending their child to Cass - IF I could SHOW & PROVE by way of their website-at least! FOCUS PEOPLE!!! CassTech, MBA, M.S., M.Ed. 1986

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2012
This schools administrative staff is very rude. I've called the school on a few occasions just to ask general questions. Each encounter has always been very rude, and I was rushed off of the phone as if my questions weren't of their concerns to receive an answer. Which ever administrative member I talked over me as I tried to ask questions and as I told her excuse me "there is no need to be rude as I am talking to u in a very calm and civilized way" she responded "ANYWAY have a nice holiday!" and hung up on me. Never did I raise my voice or say anything equally rude. I was just asking a general question. I was more than disappointed in the service that I received. I am a 25 year old sibling of a younger sister who attends this school. Is this how all of the staff conducts themselves I wonder? Very sad. My sister also does not have school books to take home for certain courses. And has told me that her counselor is very rude and unhelpful when she sees her for academic advice.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2012
Cass is not all that I was lead to believe it was. 6 weeks into the new school year of 2012 no books for several classes. classes that did have books they were old and worn. Ms. Lisa Phillips is not accessible and does not follow through with contacting parents. All this hype about the children getting netbooks is a joke. Cass is not preparing these students for college. As a parent, my advice to you if you are sending your son/daughter to Cass, you better be on top of your game. Only thing DPS seems to be concerned about is count day. The attendance system they have marks students absent and tardy even if they are sitting the classroom every day. The guidance counselors are joke. They are never available to the students and the students rely on them to give them advice for completing their high school requirements. The only person you will see in their office is the secretary, who should be getting paid their salary, because they do their jobs. I took my son out of the school after being there 6 weeks and I saw no spark in him the teachers or staff. He is now attending school in the city Warren, where I know they care about educating the children and not the numbers.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
Cass Tech continues to be the best school in Detroit. Top notch faculty and technology. There is always a great feeling when I walk into the building. I am a proud alumni of this school and I highly recommend this school to any parent who wants the BEST for their child.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2012
Cass Tech has excellent students, faculty, staff, history, activities, alumni, and above all, placement rate in to college. It is indeed, an outstanding institution and will serve the advanced student well. It is a large school and, as such, it does prepare students for university life. It is well worth your consideration if your child wants to be successful in collegiate studies

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
Cass Tech is an amazing school. The environment is welcoming curriculum is rigorous and the administrators are awesome. I've been attending cass for three years now; I will be a senior this upcoming September. I love my school in spite of the minor issues that may occur which are typically due to mishaps of the School District not the school. Oppurtunies are endles and our alumni association is the best I've ever been exposed to. Everywhere I go I run into a former technician; I love it! I love the diversity, support, opportunity, connections, educations, required-effort etc. Cass tech is a lovely school, in June I will be one of the proud alumnies creating opportunities for my future technicians. One of the greatest thing about Cass (other than it's affiliation with different colleges) is the fact that many of its alumnies returns to work with or at Cass for the benefit of the students! :-)

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2011
I currently attend Cass tech and i honestly can say i am sad with the results so it has approx. 8weeks we have been in school, i am no satisfied. For Cass to be such a"AWESOME" school as many others say its not. You have these ragedy books, which you can barely read the lesson or whatever. Also, teachers that don;t do their job: some actually do teach and thats good but you have the ones who sit on their butt and do NOTHING!! Its not organized it took about 3 weeks just to get our schedules correct. Then this 5min transition time REALLY? if you have 2-4 sets of stair that leads nowhere and then 2-4 that do kids are bum rushing hallways ITS RIDICULOUS !!!! --And i really like Cass Tech but i need to something better my uncle, brother, mother and etc, graduated from there...but as the years go by its getting worse. I believe that is Cass didn't have so many studnets it would be easier, I mean Guidance dont Really speak to their students they have 460 student each.. All im saying is parents will have to stay on student's techer's head because teachers slack more than the students... Peace Lopve and Happiness <3 <3 :)

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2011
I love Cass Tech!! Majority of my family attended Cass and are a successful outcome because of it. I feel upon graduating in 2007 it has well prepared me for advanced education. I've graduated with a B.S in Biology and now continuing my tenure in a Bridge to Doctorate Program. I would bank on saying that Cass Tech has prepared me educationally as well as socially. With the various concentrations and programs at Cass I am able to adapt to the balance of academia, networking, and extra curricular activities. I would encourage anyone to send their child to Cass. And remember there's only two types of people in this world...those who graduated from Cass...and those who wanted to ;)

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2011
Cass Technical High is an excellent school that offers a wide range of curriculum s and has many resources. However the parent and teacher interaction is dreadful. At the parent & teachers conference be prepare for very very long lines and you might be able to speak two or three teachers at best, don t expect prompt response back to emails sent to teachers and there s no Web access to stay abreast of students performance. So don t send your teen to CT if they aren t totally FOCUS and DETERMINE. This isn t a school for high schoolers with a middle school mind set. This school is too big to not have better communication. This isn t directed at all the teachers or Principal Phillips but the nature of a school that has over 2000 thousands students

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2010
This is the best schools i have ever gone to. I was prepared for college and i also took college class during high school with their College Prep Program

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2010
Cass is a first rate school that cares about it's students. They have a high academic standard, insists on students enriching their lives through community volunteerism, ethics, physical activities in sports. Counselors actively seek out parents and and sets in place peer counseling to head off any potential problems. The are proactive, caring, and exacting.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2010
I think this is the BEST school in Michigan. most detroit schools arent good but this is. I recommend this school to every1

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May 06, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 17, 2010
The best high school in the dps system. I graduated from the chem-bio curriculum and am currently a practicing physician. Occasionally i attend a football game..Ahh memories. My daughter graduated from ct from science and arts. We love cass tech!

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March 15, 2010
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March 03, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2010
i have been going to cass tech for two years now and i rate it a five star school they provide us with an excelent education and they realy do care about us i love CT

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February 04, 2010
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January 31, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
i am a freshman at CT and so far i love the school. Cass Tech has a great environment and is very fun too :)

- submitted by a student
December 25, 2009
I am a freshman at cass tech and i love this school so much it is everything to me! The teachers are very supportive of students and the seniors are usually very helpful. At all schools you will encounter some problems but at cass, i have had nothing but a great experience. I look forward to my next three years!!!!!!

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September 22, 2009
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no rating September 18, 2009
I am the parent of an upcoming 2010 senior and I have a complaint about this great school. However while attending a meeting for parents and senior on yesterday I can honestly say that Cass needs a staff with more time to devote to just senior considering how important this year is I would think that the couselors would be a little more helpful. I've been letting it go for the past three years but yesterday I had the worst experience. I pray when I go back in a month or so I have a better response.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
I am a CT alum and a parent of an incoming sophmore at Cass Tech. My daughter loves the school. During her freshman year she learned that CT creates an environment that is reflective of serious education. Principal Ashford is a class act leader who is always accessible to both parents and students. The staff that I encountered have been very professional and dedicated. As mentioned, the parent teacher conferences are very very well attended. It's great to be back home and both my daughter and I look forward to the upcoming school year!! CT #1 second to none!!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I'm an upcoming Freshman at Cass I was there for the summer,and I loved it so much

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2009
I will be attending Cass this Fall Going into My Tenth Grade year. Freshman Year was alot of things I expected it to be and some that came as a surprise to me! I expected it to be all work and no play but there are some really fun things you can do while attending CT , sporting events and something I enjoyed alot pep rallys! There is something for everyone from Cheerleading, Writing club and my personal favorite Jrotc. The Staff is great and me knowing personally about being a freshman there are alot of great upperclassmen who are always willing to help if you were to ever get lost (It is a pretty Big School).I would recommend this school to any student who wants to have fun and meet new people but, who also would be able to handle the work load and is serious about there grades!

- submitted by a student
no rating August 15, 2009
My daughter just graduated in 2009. She was accepted at U of M in Ann Arbor. She started this summer and received above average grades. Cass Tech really prepared her and gave her the necessary tools to achieve. Cass Tech is a great school. You really have to study and do your homework! As a parent, I always received a warm welcome whenever I entered the school. I was always treated respectfully. I highly recommend Cass Tech.

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March 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 07, 2009
I am in my freshman year at Cass and I would recommend it to anyone who is open to learning and meeting new people in different cultures. Also anyone who wants to have fun while preparing themselves for an sucessful future.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2009
I am a freshman at Cass Tech and would reccomend this school to anyone. This school has a strong cirriculum and a wonderful performing arts department. Since coming to Cass I have become more interested in school and have developed a sound work ethic. I am looking forward to the next three years at Cass. Class of '12

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February 06, 2009
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no rating January 21, 2009
I enrolled at this school 3 months ago and in less than 90 days, I improved so much! I came from a really bad school and I never used to do my work but after coming to Cass, I became very serious about grades and my future. It's a really big school and sometimes you may end up feeling lonely, but in the end it's worth it because you learn so much... The expectations of Technicians are very high and most kids live up to it. If your looking to be challenged in a wonderful school enviroment then CT is the school to go to. Even if your grades aren't that great, you'll definitely bring it up once you enroll (I obviously did!). Cass Tech, Number One, Second to None!! YAY lol

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2009
As a student of cass i learned alot im challenged in alot of areas. but i eally wanted to comment on what a teacher said about the fighting there. 'yeah theres fighting but it doesnt make the school bad in anyway. the people that fight is going to be dealt with. and i know about the fire alarms being pulled, the fighting, etc. those the people that are going to get kicked out of cass because of there grades, i guess you forgot about that part. but anyway cass is a great school and the students that are commited to graduate from there will and have a successful future.

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January 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
This is a bad school. The worst people are their. Soo Many fights. I really dont recommend!

- submitted by a teacher
December 23, 2008
This school is the bomb! Great people, awesome environment, and a perfect place to learn!

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2008
I am a student at Cass Tech. I love a lot this was my school of choice and I feel that I have chose the right school. I also feel that Cass has and allow me to learn everything that I need to know to get somewhere.

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2008
I am a Cass Tech parent. My daughter is a senior. She has attended CT since the 9th grade. Overall I must say I am very satisfied with the majority of the teachers, staff and other CT parents. Parent participation is great. Parents and families come out in record numbers at Parent-Teacher conferences and other events. I always feel at home at CT!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 21, 2008
I'm a 10Th grader at Cass.. and i love this school!.. i know some people dont really care for it.. but, most of the time its for 'personal reason!' I'm on the cheer team and hold a 3.0 and have many friends. But at the same time i have a loving family. Cass is a school were u need to have a good support system! Trust me! you need people behind you to help you in your time of need or else your find your self lost in the cracks of that huge building we all like to call CT!

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September 17, 2008
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September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2008
I was recently academically dismissed from Cass Tech. I am not proud of this, but I do not think that Cass is the type of school that everybody think it is. People; as in teachers, family and friends expect a lot from you. It sometimes get stressful when you do have other things to do. I am not making excuses due to me gettings kicked out. I am excited about starting a new school, and meeting new people since my choice of friends wasnt so good. I wish my peers that are still at Cass the best of luck.

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August 27, 2008
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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 12, 2008
I am about to start my senior year at Cass Tech in the fall this year, and I can't express how excited I am to begin! This school has been all I thought it would be and much more. Not only does this school have a rare 'curriculum' program (possibly the only one in the state), but the classes are designed to help prepare students for college. There are a wide range of AP and honors classes to choose from. The staff is very friendly, and willing to help. You can tell the teachers really care. CT has a history of excellence and continues to maintain it. Each year, Cass Tech has several Bill Gates Millenium Scholars. The past school year had about 7, with one student whom I know for a fact will be attending Harvard in the fall. My only complaint is that some of the counselors aren't involved

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August 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 02, 2008
I am a upcoming 11th grader in Cass Tech and like many other I like my high school. Cass, like any other high school, is full of teenagers who are raised by many different parents and in many different surroundings, so there are bound to be some problems. Just because a child goes to Cass doesnt mean that they will be taken from the many things that naturally happen in life like things getting stolen, but measures are taken to prevent that, requiring students to provide their own combination locks is one.

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July 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 25, 2008
I am a graduate of Cass Tech 2007. Although Cass may have its problems here and there, it is an excellent school. I am now a Bio-Medical Engineer major thanks to Cass Tech. To the person who says they are disappointed, you'll find issues at every school but the curriculm is what is important. I'll never forget my days at Cass Tech they are already missed :). L.Walker

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2008
I am entering me sophmore year at Cass Tech and i have no other word that come to mind then excellent! Here at Cass you not only become a student but part of a legacy thathas been around for 100 years. Great things have come from this school,and it's great.The staff is fantastic and principle Ashford does nothing but look after her students and makes sure we remain #1 and second to one. Cass Tech, the one and only true place to be.

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June 08, 2008
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April 19, 2008
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March 27, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 25, 2008
I am a junior at Cass Tech and it has been great. It is a college prep school of choice located close to downtown Detroit. You need to maintain a 2.5 minimum gpa to stay in the school. Also there is a multitude of extra-curricular activities you can do, from swimming to plays, plus the NHS, National Honor Society, that gives help on tuesdays and thursdays. It's a great school!

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March 20, 2008
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March 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 14, 2008
I graduated from Cass in '06, and I never had any problems. Responding to the latest review, I never had any of my belongings stolen from my locker. Granted, I only used a locker my senior year, but I never had a problem when I stored my belongings elsewhere. I thought the new school was very nice, and I hope it will continue to be nice, and that no one will mess it up.

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January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 13, 2007
I have a son in the 10th grade and I am also an alumni class of '91. I was excited and eager to have my son attend Cass Tech in the Fall of '06, however my excitment has turned into disappointment. The teacher/student involvement is cold and uninviting, teacher parent confernce set up is the pitts and recently my son's belongings were stolen from his locker. Cass Tech does have a very intense academic program and a very well maintained college prep curriculum, but the school has lost it's human touch. This will probably be my son's last year at Cass Tech.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2007
Cass is an excellent school with an excellent music department. Hands down they have one of the greatest bands and orchestra ever. This school will forever be the greatest.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2007
i attend cass i'm a freshman,and cass is wonderful.the teachers are helpful,and the students are polite and intelligent.the band is amazing.

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September 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 04, 2007
I'm also a graduate of CT, class of 06. I thought the work was too extensive when i was there, but now that I'm in college and i see people who whent to other high schools dropping like flies, I'm very thankful for eminent (Cohen's word lol to those who get it)educationtional experience.

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July 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 10, 2007
alum of Cass '06' I'll just say the bad since everyone else elaborated on the good already. -The same things that go on in other DPS schools' still happen here, just not as much. -Principal is barely there, you will mostly deal with the Dean. -Don't expect your relationship with the staff to be as personal as in a smaller school. Still probably the best school you can find in Detroit.

- submitted by a former student
May 16, 2007
My daughter is currently a jr. at cass and I am an alumni. The opportunity to mingle with other intelligent, motivated children is the single largest factor to send your child to Cass. There is no real teaching innovation. Simply kids that had already demonstrated perserverance and achievement and a program that thrives on their accomplishments. Very good extra-curricular activities and relatively safe in comparison to other Detroit Public Schools. I am hoping Ms. Ashford will remedy the situation of apathy with many of the counselors and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
I am disappointed by the lack of teacher availability at Cass. Many teachers have web sites on Teacher Webb but only one out of my son's 7 teachers updated it and even the one that did, only updated it sparingly. Calls to the teachers, voicemails, emails, etc. go unanswered unless you drive up there and complain to the department head. I thought the teachers would welcome parental involvement but so far, that has not been my experience. I've been told that the teachers are 'busy' but I am also busy on my job as well. Being busy does not excuse never responding to a parent inquiry. I hope Ms. Ashford addresses this before the next school year begins.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2007
I am a graduate of Cass Tech. Overall I rate the school 4/5 stars. The curriculum is excellent. Students are encouraged to choose a curriculum based on future interests. My curriculum was chemical biological. Some classes that I received based on my curriculum was honors chemistry, physics, algebra 1,2,3,4,5,6 geometry, biology, micro biology, pre calculus. The teachers are somewhat arrogant and focus more on academic bombardment than student success. The counselors are over worked which makes it hard to receive acceptable attention. Class sizes are extremely large so if a student is having trouble, its tough to receive help from instructors, although tutoring is available. Cass Tech's athletics are second to none. The school has won many championships in football, basketball, baseball, and swimming. The school ranks in the 90th percentile in the state in Meap scores. If you are interested in challenging your child Cass is great.

- submitted by a former student
March 28, 2007
My daughter is a 10th grader at Cass. The students are great!They speak to adults as they walk in the building or as they are walking around the building. Some of the teachers are outstanding as well. (MATH, ENGLISH, and SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENTS) However, the administration in inept,especially the principal, the counselors are obscure and unhelpful, and some of the teachers are teaching as if they are in the old building. (SCIENCE DEPARTMENT IS AWFUL)My daughter is happy for the most part there,and maintains a 3.000, but I thought the building would be better run, and that they would take advantage of the building. It's a beautiful building, with great technology, so why are they using students to get students out of class for doctor's appointments? I really hope that they can get it together soon, I have two younger children who are hoping to attend Cass.

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February 01, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 31, 2006
Lewis Cass Technical High School is a magnificent school for students that plan to further their education after high school.Cass Tech has separated their students in specific curriculums according to their future aspirations. My student will be graduating in 2008, since attending Cass Tech he has shown a significant interest in furthering education. Although class are a larger than normal the instructor really motivate the students. However, there is a program at Cass that has really change my student, and I believe this program will help my son reach his best. This established organization is the world renown Cass Tech Marching Band, under the direction of Ms. Sharon Allen. The Marching Band has helped make my student into a mature young man and a wonderful leader. I couldn't thank Ms. Sharon Allen and Cass Tech enough for it's huge impact on my child's life. Thank You!! Sincerely, D.Jones

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September 17, 2006
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August 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 02, 2006
My daughter is currently enrolled in Cass. She will be in the 10th grade in the fall. I was so excited when she got in but things change. My child was told to get to school an hour earlier to avoid being late for class because of their security checks, and if the students were late after being in a security line of 20min they would get in trouble. The counselors are never availiable. I do think Cass has its advantages over other schools, but the focus need to remain on the students and not how great of a building their in.

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July 01, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 23, 2006
I am an alumni of Cass Tech and my daughter will graduate in 2008. I must applaud the academic accomplishments of the students of the school. However, I am terribly dissappointed with the quality of teaching and the administration of the school. The teaching is largely uninspired and many of the teachers seem to delight in making the students perform academic gymnastics that have nothing to do with real or applied learning. The counselors are frequently unavailable or absent and unable to assist with basic tasks, such as scheduling changes. The principal is unresponsive to written communications or phone calls regarding legitimate concerns. It's more consistent with a college experience where tenure is the brass ring, rather than any demonstration of real teaching skills. I'm not sure what is measured, other than test scores. I don't see genuine concern for what the children internalize from their experience there.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2006
My nephew is a Cass Technical High School graduate(2004)and will be a junior when he returns to college in the fall. He has never been on probation or asked to leave and has never not taken a class because he thought it was too difficult. I know that the academic challenges he conquered at Cass are the reason. I also like the way that students are encouraged to include other students from all walks of life. The diversity is such a wonderful way to be prepared for today's world.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
My daughter attends Cass Tech and she will be one of the 465 senior graduates of 2006. Cass seemed to always give her a challenge and she managed to keep her G.P.A. at an 3.5 average. This school has wonderful teachers that give a challenge to the students and overall I feel that it is a very good high school.

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May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 12, 2006
My daughter attends Cass Tech. It is an awesome school that challenges her. In comparison to some of the surburban schools it closely ranks if not surpasses in some areas.I am very pleased with the care and genuine concern that some teachers give. Although this is a great school- beware of the Marching Band. Do not sign any contracts that is binding to the Marching Band. M.Brown

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April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 09, 2006
Cass Technical High school in my view cancels itself out.Its staff is highly professional, they know how to cover the work and explain in so that every student understands it. They have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, ranging from Japanese Anime Club to Marching Band to Women's Rights club to teams for every sport you could imagine. The work is extensive and thorough. Nonetheless, there are other factors from within the school itself that ruins its image. First off, the GPA requirement is set to 2.5, which allows a vast number of students to get by with mediocre grades and still be recognized as 'hard-working and diligent' simply because they go to Cass Tech. Less than half of each graduating generation obtains a 3.0 or higher. Students are also frequently placed in wrong curriculums, which forces them to take classes that hold little or no relevance to their career goals.

- submitted by a former student
March 09, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 07, 2006
The school is not all it is cracked up to be. Teachers are contstantly absent and there is no coverage. Therefore, students go home early or roam around. Students are not challenged. They are given the work and told to do it. Teaching is just 'by the book' with no room for creativity. Too much drama at the school, especially with the girls. I guess compared to the other Detroit Schools, this is as good as it gets. Unfortunately, besides the crime rate, it's not too much better. Teachers need to learn how to teach to the students and not just let the books do their jobs. I expected so much more from the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
Cass Tech is great, there is many extracurricular activities, and yes it is hard work but you can make it.This is like any other high school with the exception that every student here has the same goal, to succed in life. You should really send your children here. Are you worried about diversity , worry not this school is diversed you find people from aroud the world just people that I know are from Macedonia, Germany, Hungary , Spain, Mexico, Bengali, China, Nigeria, Kenya and many other places you should truly join this school and be part of the Cass Tech experience.

- submitted by a former student
February 24, 2006
Cass is not all it's cracked up to be. The school is more concerned about minors things like electrical blinds than having soap and toilet paper in the restrooms. Many of the teachers are also unsatisfactory. They even go as far as taking personal phone calls during class time. Not only are teachers not good but the so called 'security guards' of the school are more childish than the students. In my opinion if the school was as worried about the other things as they were the school outward appearance it would be a grade a high school. Then the principle tries to show his intellignece by using words that only he can comprehend which isn't improving students knowledge but confusing them.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2006
I am a proud 1980 graduate of Cass Tech and have kept up with the school's progress through the years. I attended the alumni pancake breakfast in February 2006 and I am pleased to report that it was a full house with graduates from every decade, including the 1930s!. The new building is a palace despite some reported glitches that can be fixed. Even with the old structure, Cass Tech's faculty and spirit nurtured some of the most successful high school graduates in Detroit history. From judges to entertainers to engineers to politicians, Cass Technical High School has more than its share of alumni movers and shakers. With the updated facilities, I look forward to more success stories out of one of America's greatest academic institutions - Cass Tech.

- submitted by a former student
January 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
My daughter entered Cass Tech the Fall of 2005. I am very proud of her and her accomplishments thus far. I am most proud of the racial diversity Cass presents. My daughter is doing well and has learn so much in these few short months. When we attended orientation, I was impressed with Principal Cohen's 'green' Technician blood. Many of the teachers and counselors are Technician graduates; you can feel their commitment to the school and the success of its students. Cass Tech #1, second to NONE!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2005
I am the proud parent of a incoming freshman. I am happy that my student started her academic career in the much needed new builing. After having attended my first parent teacher conference, I appreciate the level of attention and focus she is receiving from her teachers. As a member of the orchestra I like the dedication and support of the staff and parents. As the year progresses I will update my comment. Up to now, I have no alarming issues or concerns.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 01, 2005
As a Junior at 'Cass Tech',I feel that since we got the new building the teachers totally did a 360. They've tried to become more advanced and the book/homework load is crazy.The new school building definately is not at all cracked its up to be, I mean its nice and everything,for a airport,but its too cold in all the tiny classes.And how does Mr. Cohen (the principal) expect us to get up the 6 levels of stairs in 5 minutes, not to mention if you need to use the restroom or go to your locker (the lockers aren't even whole) and make it to your destination in just 5 minutes. How non-considerate could you be? If you take my advice DO NOT send your son/daugher here. I passed the placement test, but my mom MADE me come here, all because she didn't graduate from here. I just depise it!!!

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2005
My daughter graduated in 2003. She loved Cass and so did I. I wanted my son to attend, because being a creative person in the music area Cass has the best music program in Detroit. Cass was great for my Daughter if it had not been for Mrs. McCormick at Cass a whole lot of students wouldn't have been able to go to college. Every year she gets students in College. My daughter got 54000 dollars in scholarhip money. I really wish my son could have got in.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
I just graduated from cass tech, and I can honestly say that I am proud to be a cass technician. Cass gave me opportunities that NO other high school can give. I was accepted to 3 of the top 4 universities (harvard, princeton, MIT). I chose to go to Michigan only because I got a full scholarship. If I didn t go to cass, I am almost sure that i would not receive the majority of the scholarship. The school has a perfect infrastructure for students. Students are prepared for the 'real world'. Students from cass tech earn more scholarship money then any other high school in Detroit. In addition, we have the most students attending 4-year programs than any school in the city. WE are the best, cass tech #1, second to NONE.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
My Cass Technical High School had books which were worn and used, with the names of students in the back cover, covering every semester as far back as the book could handle. . There were lunch cards and bustickets for those who could not afford to pay. There were lockers on seven floors with enough for all students. My Cass 'Tech' had about 3500 students with a capacity for 7000 if hours were added as when my sister went, with a time span from 7:00am until 5:00pm. My day was from 8:00am until 3:00pm. We had a security and police presence.

- submitted by a former student
July 23, 2005
I am a member of Cass Tech's class of 2005,and my mother graduated from Cass in 1971. This school is THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL in Detroit. Cass Tech produces leaders for tomorrow. I am proof. While I was enrolled in Cass I was a member of Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, and a high ranking officer in Army JROTC, all while maintaining a 3.5 overall GPA. In the fall I am attending one of the best schools in the country, University of Michigan. There are so many reasons to send your child here, but the best one I can give you is the experience you have at Cass is incomparable to any other high school. Sure, the student body is big, and there are different types of people. That is the beauty of this school. Cass prepares you for college and beyond. I know I am ready because of Cass.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2005
I attended Cass Technical High School and graduated in 2002. Yes, it is a challenging school, but I learned and enhanced the skills needed to make it in college. If you do not want to pay for a private school education, or you want your child to be 'well-rounded' send them to Cass Tech. Yes, you get a lot of work. Yes, there are Advanced Placement classes. Yes, the administrators conduct hall sweeps. And yes, it's EXPECTED of the parents to take an active role in their children's education, but all of these things help mold Cass Tech graduates into not only productive members of society, but HIGH ACHIEVING members of society.

- submitted by a former student
May 01, 2005
I am a graduate of Cass Technical High School class of 1970. CT is the best high school in the city of Detroit, that has dedicated teachers and students. My daughter will graduate on June 13, 2005. She will be attending Florida A&M University. The abdundant wealth of knowledge she has acquired while at Cass prepared her for meeting all Michigan and, federal examinations thus allowing her to attend the university of her choice. She passed the MEAP Test while in the 11th grade and receiving a $1,250.00 scholarship. Why not go here? Cass Tech # 1, Second to None!

- submitted by a former student
April 30, 2005
Cass is a wonderful school it one of the best high schools in the city. Cass has many extra actitives like band , dance, Jr rotc (ect).Cass is getting a new build in 2005 as you drive by it looks wonderful. My mother,father,all my brothers and sister attend or attending Cass came out sucessfully and are doing many things with their lifes . I advise anyone anywhere to attend Cass THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF DETRIOT!

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 04, 2005
I have a 7th grade daughter at Golightly Educational Center, and she plans to go to Cass. I am a 1972 grad of Cass, my sister is a 1960 grad, our father was a 1935 grad of Cass. Also several cousins, aunts and uncles all were grads of Cass. I am an educator myself, a professor at the College for Creative Studies, so I follow closely what goes on in the schools; not long ago I participated in mural workshops at Cass with several students. While I am not pleased with the truncating of the Arts Department, which historically has turned out wonderful creative workers, I am looking forward to participating with my alma mater to insure that CASS TECH maintains its great reputation.

- submitted by a former student
December 26, 2004
This very large school is very much so a stress load on anyone who attends or has a child who attends the school. It is a very unhealthy environment and lacks to bring out the potential in its students. Good features to the school are its many extracurricular activities and clubs/ organizations, and the upcoming new building for a much needed, better environment. The present building should NOT be occupied by people.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
This is a small school one story buildings. Fits up to 5 grade levels (7-11) next year (8 or 9-12). This is a great academic school. We have nice educational teachers and would like more students to come to this school.

- submitted by a student
July 26, 2004
In all honesty, Cass was a pretty good school. The only issue in which people complained about when I was there (1997-2001) was the building quality. However, with the construction of the new school, those issues should diminish. While I had a few run-ins with teachers whom my parents and I had problems with concerning their overall respect and attidute for my education, there were numerous faculty personnel avaiable who made up for these lackadaisical attitudes. As an athlete, I found that the competition was relatively poor compare to other schools outside Detroit, except in basketball. There is a strong parent and alumni support for Cass (great school spirit), which helps the school obtain a certain level of excellency and pride. Also, safety was never an issue for me while there. Overall I enjoyed Cass for what it was, and can only assume that they're steadily building their educational standards.

- submitted by a former student
July 08, 2004
My child will be attending his second year at cass and i truly love the school the leadership that is being taught as well as academics. One thing that really sits well with me is when your child is not in class the school recording system will call you and inform, i think that's great do to how many children actually attend cass. I must commend the counselors over at cass at least my childs counselor when i e-mail him he actually gets back with me. The one thing that has not been to my satisfactory is that my child has not taken the classes in which the program he has signed up for.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2004
I loved attending Cass Tech. I am a graduate of the class of 2002 and am entering my 3 year at Michigan State Universtiy. Cass is a very unique school. It is the only public high school in the country to have a harp program and I am happy to say that I was a student of this program. Cass has majors for the students so when its time to go to college the students kinda have an idea of what they are going to major in. Cass is a very competive school. I graduated with a 3.004 and there were way more kids with higher GPA's than below mine. I loved the teachers I had at Cass, even the 'hard and mean ones'. I was truly prepared for college after my graduation from Cass.

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2004
Cass Technical H.S has been a part of my families history for quit sometime. I've had 2 children attend CT and they both graduated with honors. I highly recommend Cass for any parent/guardian to encourage their child to attend this school, especially if they intend on furthering their education. Cass has been a great when with instructing and showing children the imporance of disciplining themselves when it comes to applying themselves to there studies. I applaud the staff of Cass Technical H.S class of 1999 & 2002 of which my children were a part of and now attending College: Wayne State Univ. and the other attends Baker College. My sister-inlaw, class of 1969 a niece class of 1993 all Cass Alumni graduates and I my nephew will be graduating this year 2004.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2003
My son is currently attending Cass Tech. and I have found this school to be an excellent school for those children that can keep up a rigorous schedule. They offer a vast array of extracurricular activities and they really keep the kids involved. Their entire program is geared at college bound students and they have access to programs that most other schools don't even know exist. I like the fact that they stay up on your child's progress so that it will enable them to go to a good college. If your child can qualify for this school I would highly recommend their attendance.

- submitted by a parent
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Cass Technical High School
2501 2nd Avenue, Detroit, MI  48201
(313) 263-2000
Last modified Cass Technical High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cass Technical High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 117 reviews.