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9-12
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Eastpointe, MI
Students enrolled: 1,301

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15501 Couzens Avenue
Eastpointe, MI 48021

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May 12, 2014
This school is absolutely awful. Teachers do not know how to control the students and the students are now running the school. What should not be acceptable behavior has become acceptable. Swearing at teachers, being unruly, and fighting is a normal. There is absolutely no respect, and the distractions are unfair to the students trying to learn. Beware!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
I have you all beat I went there from 1966 to 1970 when it was only from 10th,11th, and 12th grade. For the legnth that I was there I never heard or saw a fight in or out of the school. As for the education Alot lot of students from that year went onto clooage and university atthe way from Wayne State to U of M and Michigan State.

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2013
The Administrators have ruined a good school. it is a bunch of scared unhappy people working there and the building is falling apart and dirty as can be .

- submitted by a teacher
August 14, 2013
What a disgusting school, so glad I graduated. Crowded classes, they often run out of desks and need to borrow some from other rooms.. Kids here don't care about learning, they don't care about homework.. all they wanna do is fight fight fight. Seriously, I am not exaggerating when I say there is a fight at least every other day. The popular "fighting" place is outside after school, in front of all kinds of stores! I feel bad for the stores because it makes them look bad. Kids are rude, so much bullying and have no respect for others. They stand in the hallways in groups, blocking your way but they don't care. They give you dirty looks when you try to go past them.I learned nothing here, do not send your kids here.. seems like even most of the teachers have given up. it really gets worse every year. Should be shut down.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2013
Continued scandal and corruption has made this district into what it is today! It is headed down the same road as Inkster. Unfortunately the teachers suffer and get punished for poor leadership and lack of administrative support. Careers of great teachers have been ruined by the ineffective and corrupt leadership from the BOE, Super, and teachers union. As long as the people at the top continue to make their money is all that matters. They don't care about what is going on at the high school and it is evident. Students run the building. Repeat offenders get "sent home for the day". No handbook rules are followed and when a teacher tries to reinforce, the students tell the teacher to F off! It's just a social event, no learning can take place because the teachers can't get the students to shut up and listen! No tactics work, they won't even respect military personnel as guest speakers. Parents are not supportive and make excuses that will eventually lead to criminal behavior for their child in the future. The lucky students and staff have gotten out! I feel badly for those who are stuck! Every staff member is stressed. Low morale in every building in district.

- submitted by a teacher
July 25, 2013
This school is terrible. There is so much drama. I only went there one year and I wont be returning next year.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2013
Completely terrible school. When I was a student there I was flat out told by counselors and teachers to drop out because they felt as though I was not bothering to apply myself. It was a frustrating four years there where I was told time and time again that I just wasn't someone to waste their time on, to the point where one teacher rearranged his classroom by gradepoint average and placed me in the back of the classroom where I couldn't see the board. After finally taking their advice, I switched to a new program and found out that I had undiagnosed, but easily identifiable ADHD. Thanks for making me waste four years of my life and leaving me with near crippling self-esteem issues, EDHS.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2011
i graduated in 2008 and i do have to say that the school has its problems there are no gangs and they may be a little strict but if you follow the rule it wont be a problem out in the real world you have to follow rules why not start it in high school! i love most of my teachers learned a lot from them. never did i feel unsafe at school it was my home away from home.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2011
My Son is just finishing 10th grade at EDHS. The teachers have always been very helpful, it is a great idea to have confrences with the progress reports, so if there is a problem, the student has time to bring their grade up before card marking. I get phone calls if my Son is tardy or absent. There are plenty of sports and afterschool activities to keep the students busy. There is a pay to play fee for sports, it is only $50..no matter how many sports they are involved in, I understand most schools are at LEAST three times that, with a fee for every sport! I love the fact that most teachers know the students by name passing in the hallway, it is a great school...I am a proud parent of an East Detroit Shamrock!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
i love edhs the principal is wonderful the other reviews have a problem with the special ed that is not the high schools fault (your child has developmental issues the school is hard and special ed has to take the same tests as everyone else that is a state law) the principal goes out of his way for the students and has periodical principal parent meeting all year . I remember a couple of years ago i was the only parent at one meeting . but the parents have to help the teachers , East Detroit is a oldie but a goodie

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2010
I am a January 2010 graduate. Even with an extra semester, I had teachers pushing me. The teachers here all want the student's to succeed and they do the best that THEY can do to help them. Yes, ED has its problems, like every school, but, you make any school what YOU make it. Everything needs a positive attitude at first. I met some great people and teachers at this school and would do it all over again.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2010
The classes are good the teachers listen and help. The only bad thing is ever since the 09 bond was passed many personal choice classes have been cut. other then this security is tight and the school helps you learn you are not always going to like who they work with. 2012 baby!!

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
This school is what you and your child make of it. If you as a parent don't feel that your child is getting what they should then go to the next person up the chain. You only have yourself to blame if you don't follow through. The teachers are there to teach but the responsibility is not just theirs. You as a parent need to be involved also, even more so if your child is in special education classes. Any school is what you and your child make it. I have had at least 1 student at EDHS each of the last 8 years and I still have one more that will start September 2012. Control as much as you can who their friends are and where they go and what they do. Become as involved as possible in their academic lives. This can only help! Brynaert

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Love the beautiful 'Old' section of the school, The modern new sections and Mac based computer labs. Friendly teachers. I am proud to have been a Shamrock.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2009
This school is full of spirit and the staff is amazing... Like all schools it has its fair share of problems but everything else about the school makes up for it!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
I love East Detroit High School. There is nothing anybody could tell me that would change my mind. All of the teachers care about the students, as do the administrative staff, even the secretaries. I think that people that say the staff doesn't do anything but sit and wait for a paycheck are compeltely wrong. Just because the administrators aren't around parading their hardwork doesn't mean that they are not doing anything at all. They don't have to explain to every student their job, and I trust them completely. Also, there has never been a time that I've ever felt unsafe. I've read numerous reviews where people say there is too much violence. Really? When? Possibly one time? Other than a few fights, which no high school can say it is without, ED does a great job of keeping the school safe. Also, the band and art program is great.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2009
I was a student at East Detroit and graduated in 2008. I must say the reviews that some people are saying are absolutely ridiculous. Yes, it is not the richest school in the metro-Detroit area but there is nothing wrong with it! Everyone has complaints about their school. Do not listen to the people that are not sending their kids here just for the simple fact that it has the word 'Detroit' in the name. I had an excellent time in all my four years here, made many friends and joined a lot of clubs. There as good teachers as well as bad ones, just like in any school. But I found that I learned a lot in this school and it prepared me very well for college. There are no gangs, no weapons, and I never felt unsafe or threatened in any way. I had a fun time here.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2009
This is the worst district I have ever seen. Poor special ED, poor everything. My son is going there now and will not be back next year. I do not know one parent who is happy with the direction this school has taken.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
I can truely say that EDHS has no idea how important our children education is for the future. I wish I never enrolled my son inthe school district, their point system discriminate all races and disabilities. The special education services has no support structure for children in their disabilities.Don't register your child here if you want them to have a future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2009
I go to school here now. I do not like it at all i wish my parents would put me in a new school or something. I feel very unsafe and feel like they could do much better. They put like 100 sec. Gards in that school and it doesnt make it any better. I absolutly hate it..!! Everyone there is a joke.!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2008
Truth be told i wanted a quarter of a star!! This school has no idea what they are doing. They let everybody and anybody in their schools. Their athletic's are a joke. their biggest goal for their students is to graduate, they do not care if your son/daughter attends college.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2008
The school is pretty nice, and so are most of the teachers and staff especially Mrs.Rizzo

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June 26, 2008
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May 02, 2008
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April 11, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
I am a former student, I graduated in 2006. I had some good times there, but the school had gone downhill since I had gotten there in 2002. The discipline system is to rough on the students,and the enviroment at times made me feel very unsafe and uneasy. The ID system was imposed when I was a senior,it just made it really rough on a student to get into school if you didnt have it on. Bottom line, if you value education and safety the most, EDHS is not the place to be.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2007
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February 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2006
I attended East Detroit High School for two years. I did NOT want to move away. I loved being in school there. The teachers were helpful, and easy to get along with. East Detroit made me feel like I was home, comfortable around everyone. Never once did I feel like I didn't belong. I enjoyed the assemblies, especially Reggie's assembly in the 2005-06 school year. I enjoyed school.

- submitted by a former student
October 20, 2006
I graduated from East Detroit in 2006. While I was there, I was provided countless opportunities not only from the counselors and administration, but also by my teachers, advisors and even our local board of education. I am now in college and it has occurred to me just how great and professional the staff at E.D.H.S. is, especially in preparing us for college. We offer so many unique programs and clubs that other schools could greatly benefit from, and in combining our schools old fashioned traditions along with the modern ideals of today, East Detroit truly is a great place to learn, as well as Eastpointe has been an excellent place to grow up. Some people may strongly disagree with my views but I believe that everything is what you make it and bad attitudes produce bad experiences.

- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2006
I am a student at EDHS, and really the total environment I can't really complain about..the school has great programs in many diverse areas and a lot of the teachers are good at what they do. However, there have been times when I honestly didn't feel safe in that school, and the ID system is completely useless. All it does is make us late for school. An ID can't tell you if someone has a gun or a knife on them! And, as far as the principal..I don't know one person who actually attends the school who thinks he does all that great of a job. Not to mention the fact that the entire administration makes so many mistakes in the simplest areas that it's not even amusing anymore. People here are out for dominance, not safety.

- submitted by a student
December 06, 2005
I have 3 children that are going through the East Detroit schools, the oldest being a Junior this year. The principal is fantastic and really working on making a difference. My children have and still are getting a good education. ED has gone through some tough times and has made some positive improvements over the last couple of years. Most of the teachers my high schooler has, have made a very positive impact on her education. Speaking from experience the art program is top notch, and the band is excellent as well. When my child was preparing for high school, we shopped around at other schools, ED ended up being our best choice. We have not regretted it.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
I am a parent in this district, 14 years, I have seen both sides of this district, special ed, regular ed. I have been very involved in many committees and groups. ED has it's issues, but has come along way out of a horrible situation of people stealing our money. Considering what we have been through, we are doing great. We do not have gangs at the high school, we have kids who are kids, that hang out with each other. Our high school is not different than any other high school in Macomb County. Every high school has some issue. Have we had some fights? yes. But so do other high schools, you just dont' hear about them in the Macomb Daily. We are working on it and safe guards are in place. My child feels safe at ED. Your school is what you make of it, get involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
October 24, 2005
The school is geting better.There are not any gangs in the school and have never been any gangs in the school.Some of the parents are just making things seem worst than what there are. The only reason why they are saying those things are because the minority count has increased in the school. My daughter is in her senior year at East Detroit and has kept a high gpa.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2005
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October 11, 2005
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September 13, 2005
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July 05, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
May 03, 2005
I haved lived in Eastpoine my entire life. I have also attented private school up until I went to EDHS. This is when I made one of the worst decisions of my life, going to EDHS. The coaches, teachers, administrators, are so terrible words can't explain. There is too much violence and the authoratative figures are just there to pass time. Bottom line avoid this school at all costs.

- submitted by a former student
April 11, 2005
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April 10, 2005
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April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
I am a current EDHS student. This school is going downhill and taking everyone in it with them. The lack of student involvement stems from the fact that there are rules being enacted that are too extreme. Principle Szymanski needs to back off and realize that we (the students), are a little more mature than he thinks.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2005
Former student of EDHS, Class of 2002. Graduted with honors and a 3.8 GPA. I feel that there are several bad and very few good points to address here. During my four years as a student, there were a handful of principal changes, which I see as a HUGE negative. I agree with one of the other posts I read on this site that the majority of the teachers (AS WELL AS administrators) are there solely for their paychecks and summer vacations and couldn't care less about the students; however, I personally had a couple of teachers who were absolutely AMAZING (some of the school's best being Brigid Koszewski, Randy Stewart and Marina Russo). I was ecstatic to discover another of the schools' best, Paul Szymanski, is EDHS's current principal. Thumbs up. Most of the extra curricular activities available were sub-par. The drama, music and foreign language classes were excellent.

- submitted by a former student
February 07, 2005
I think this school is not that good. kids can get up and walk right out of school! There's too much violence there!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
This school is terrible! My son attends and all he does is warm a seat and gets good grades A & B's and has all the honnors classes! Hello that should tell you something! He is so bored its not even funny. I also feel the teachers are just there for a paycheck! There are fights all the time and to be honest my children dont feel safe going to school there! You have nothing to offer them due to the budget problems. To me this school is no better then the ones in Detroit!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
This is a great local high school, and attractive enough for students from outside the district to pursue a diploma from East Detroit High. Offers a wide range of intramural sports activities, foreign language classes, band, and numerous student activity clubs and organizations. Better student test scores that the so-called affluent districts in the county.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
The academic programs are very good, teachers could use a little help in discretion as far as handling students with issues they alone cannot deal with. Counselors are not perfect but could use some extra guidance. Favortism is high among students and teacher related clubs. Other than that the students need some extra guidance, something to make them look forward to going to school...such as allowing alumni to get back involved with the schools.

- submitted by a former student
January 12, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2004
The principal here is great, involved and makes parents feel welcome. There are many activities for students to get involved in. Art dept. is fantastic! The band is awesome! Drama club is the best! What a close nit family and wonderful community. I am proud to send my children to this school.

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September 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2004
My son just graduated from EDHS and I have never had a problem with the teachers, drugs or gangs. As with any school, if your looking for trouble you can find it. EDHS has the ability to challange even the toughest mind.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
My two daughters graduated from EDHS and both are attending College to become teachers because of the wonderful teachers here at East Detroit High School.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
I have four childern one is out of East Detroit and the other still attends the school. I think East Detroit has good teachers and they are looking out for the students.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My son was lost in this school. His grades dropped dramatically. They need decent counselors. Too much gang activity, drugs and alcohol.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Too many gangs and not enough counseling for students. Teachers don't care just there to get a paycheck.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
My Son & Daughter both Graduated from East Detroit High an both are doing great. They both never had any problems while attending there all four years.

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East Detroit High School
15501 Couzens Avenue, Eastpointe, MI  48021
(586) 533-3700
Last modified East Detroit High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Detroit High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top