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.
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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!!
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.!!!!!!!
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.
The school is pretty nice, and so are most of the teachers and staff especially Mrs.Rizzo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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