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9-12
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Hazel Park, MI
Students enrolled: 839

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23400 Hughes Avenue
Hazel Park, MI 48030

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(248) 658-5100
(248) 544-5389
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May 26, 2014
I've had three children attend schools in this district all of their academic lives (2 have since graduated). Older child was a stellar student, no problems with teachers or administration. Middle child managed to get through to graduation but by no means with any help from the counselors, teachers or administration. There was a record number of non-graduates in his 2011 class. Youngest child is struggling and I haven't had much help from any of the teachers. They wait til your child is almost failing to even attempt to contact the parents and that's only because I made myself a pest to the them and the administration. He is pretty much being shuffled to the side and forgotten about. The PASS program (for students who are struggling) is a joke--too many students with not enough real tutoring help. Too many teachers who really only seem to be here for the paycheck, very sad. I also blame the Core Curriculum standards that are put on this failing high school. The government has set our most struggling of students (like my youngest) up to fail with rigid and inflexible standards. Only reason we stay is the hope of the Promise Zone scholarship.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
I've been in Hazel Parks schools since I was a little kid. I could sit here and say such mean things about it like everyone else but there's nothing mean to say about it. Of course every school has a couple flaws and a couple students that don't try their hardest but the teachers at Hazel Park High School are absolutely amazing. They push you, they're nice, helpful, and something that every teacher should be. This school may not seem the bet because of all the talk, but you must see it for yourself before you believe any of the talk. The students need to improve if anything. Some just dont work as hard as others.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2014
I enrolled here awhile ago and I will say that this is a pretty good school. In my experience, there's not a lot of bullying, the teachers are decent, but the best part of it is the band program, it's way above the one at my old school.

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2013
I feel the teachers at this school are amazing and do their very best at what they were trained and taught to do. I however feel they could use help in communication and the teachers could use back up from the administration . Activities after school are a plus to many other highschools.

- submitted by a community member
January 30, 2013
I personally have not attended Hazel Park schools, however both of my children do and have since preschool. I really enjoy the district we are in. My children are consistently challenged and pushed to do their best. Both of them are A, B students and are very pleased in the scholastic experiences. They attend an elementary where there is a ZERO tolerance system for bulling, and as a result they have never encountered such thing. I've read several reviews about this school system and I just do not agree what so ever. I STRONGLY feel that as parent your main job in life is to teach your children yourselves, and let the school implement what you have taught at home. I Love our school system, and I love the way they are being taught. I wish more schools had the community support and the dedicated teachers that we have here! I only wish more parents were involved.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
I graduated from here and found I knew very little once college started. I was a A- student here and struggled to pull c's. They do not prepare students for college. Teachers are fine but just are limited to what they can do. I don't blame the school for everything. They have limited money to work with, parents are not overly involved and it is in a lower income area so they do the best they can. If you can drive your kids to the Royal Oak or Troy schools. Your kids are worth the drive.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2012
I am a former student at HPHS and have since dropped out. I did not have many issues with students though I observed that some methods to prevent bullying weren't exactly effective. Many teachers were kind and would help if you asked. My issue was with the office staff, not only did they lose credits from my previously attended schools which made graduation on time impossible, but the staff nearly helped me to the door when I mentioned dropping out though I was not considered a "bad" student. Not to mention the school counsler was too busy to help even after repeated requests to speak with her.

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2012
My son left Southfield District because of bullying, he transferred to Hazel Park and sadly he did not feel the teachers showed any interest. I am pleading for Southfield to take him back. I'm not bashing the school, it just was not a good fit for him.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2012
If you are interested in math or science, this school will prepare you for college. AP Calculus and AP Chemistry are the two most important classes for anyone serious about math or science at the college level. Both teachers in these courses know their stuff and can bring your study skills up to the level you need to succeed. You will have to work for it, however.

- submitted by a teacher
October 12, 2011
My daughter attended HPHS last year, sadly I moved her because I felt Royal Oak would have been a better school. I was wrong, sending her to ROHS proved that Hazel Park is a much more positive and uplifting school. It is a traditional education. The students are more encouraging and so are the teachers. They don't make experimental changes because the corriculum they have WORKS. Needless to say my daughter will be returning to HPHS next year for her own good.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I think this school is turning into a positive place. Some of the teachers are turning into a great example for the students. I.e. Mr green is an excellent role model. He gets the job done. He is fair and assertive. When my kids come home all the do is talk about him.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
As a parent, I think HPHS is a great place to send your children. From the Superintendent on down, the staff cares about the kids. Both of my sons received a great education and liked high school. The principal and the teachers are always avaliable to help in any way. There does need to be more parent involvement. The staff can only do so much. Nancy

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
i am a student, and this school is very poor. there are way to many kids here that don't belong in this school district, and should go to their own schools. we have way to many kids that drop out, and don't care. the teachers are okay, most of them are very friendly, but they don't neccassarily care about our grades.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 12, 2010
i hve been in hazel park schools for a while and just found out recently if your child or children of school of choice you have no say so i was told today the adminstrators of each building decides if your child attends or not so if you complain about anything to the principal be careful or children will be punished . even though your taxes pay for the district where your child attends all hazel park schools are only interested in the money not your voice

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
I'm a former student of Hazel Park High School who has since dropped out. Some of the teachers are excellent, but management is poor. Problem solving consists of taking both parties of the dispute, putting them in an office with the principal or vice principal or counselor, and trying to get them to both concede ground until they're somewhere in the middle. This isn't effective because there are a lot of times where one student is just a bully. With the current system, he can start fights with someone innocent, and a teacher will make the innocent person apologize to the bully so long as the bully apologizes back. When they leave, the bully starts over again. It's why fights are so prevalent here. They don't care for students unless they're dropping out, and only then because they get money per student.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
too many fights and not a great place to have your child grow up. i dont like the school at all my child did not learn one thing the classes are two easy

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The students there all come together, it's a friendly place to be :)

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
Don't send your children here!! I am a former student and currently have two brothers attending. Since I left, the school has been rapidly deteriorating. The teachers seemed to have given up on the lazy, disrespectful student body. Unless you want your children to drop out, stay out!!

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April 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2008
Schools can only be as good as the parents raise their kids. Bad news for Hazel Park, way too many bad parents make too many bad kids. Parents stand up to your children, make the schools better by being better yourself. -Dave

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
Although the statement of being secluded from your peers, if you're not in a social group, is true, then really, where is a safe place that nobody ever is hurt or put down, I have been going to this school for a few years now and 100% of the staff that is caring.

- submitted by a student
May 03, 2008
When our family returned to the Hazel Park area just before my two children entered High School, I was very apprehensive about what we might encounter. My children have both graduated now and moved on to college, on scholarship. The staff was very caring an most exhibited a strong moral code. Drugs were never tolerated. HPHS offerred a diverse set of classes and access to Advanced Placement Courses for the gifted students. My children excelled on their ACT exams an were offerred scholarships from a number of schools. The vast majority of teachers and Administrators viewed their work as something much more than just a 9 to 5 job. Parental involvement was surprising limited.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 18, 2008
This school is full of teachers who care but the district lacks parental involvement. At recent conferences less than 1/3 of the parents attended. Teachers are only one part in the education equation. Without cooperation between staff and the parents, students will do as they please. This attitude hinders the learning process and creates citizens that are not ready for the workforce much less ready to take on the rigors of college work that might prepare them for a job in a sustainable market. This district is working on creating a cohesive curriculum, and it is a slow process. They need to be more vigorous in the requirements to complete a class and get the required credits for graduation. The CR grade, somewhere between an E and D- has got to go.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2008
I believe this school is particularly not advanced enough in the departments where it is necessary. I also don't appreciate how much acknowledgement the music programs are receiving. Sports are the only thing that matter to the teachers and students in the Hazel Park High School. I also suggest that the teachers here at the high school get their acts together beacause the youth here at the Hazel Park High School are not prepared for college or the work force.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2008
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October 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2007
The quality of this school is great for my daughter. They school has excellent extracurricular activities, like music, sports and clubs. Academics have been excellent, with the teachers she has had, very helpful and concerned, with the exception of one, who has now retired. She was far behind on math because of it. Parents need to keep up with their kids and a lot of these problems wouldn't happen. Get them involved in some activities, other than 'hanging out' and get to know their friends. Parents need to step up and quit blaming others for all the problems.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
It seems to be downgrading not in a way of size, but as for lack of everything a school should need, Good, decent teachers, those who will be there for our students and our parents, They don't seem to be controlling many of the problems that are occurring, and that is one of the main problems they need to attend to. In my Opinion Hazel Park High isn't what it use to be. All My regards, Michael. Take care.

- submitted by a former student
January 03, 2007
I am a graduate of Hazel Park High School. I now currently attend Eastern Michigan University in which I am a coming into my Junior year. I just want to say thank you HP for actually preparing me for a rigorous academic schedule in college. Students who actually care about H.S. will take whatever courses, at whatever school seriously. You are overlooking all of the talent that comes out of Hazel Park H.S. Students caught with Pot are punished to the fullest extent. I wouldn't trade my HS years from HP for anything!

- submitted by a former student
January 25, 2006
What do i as a parent think of hazel park h.S.! Well, this school is always trying to pass there job to someone else. The staff has to be forced to teach your children. If i hear 'we all have a million things to do' come out of a h.P.H.S. Staff one more time i'm gona scream! just stop wining about your job and give our children the education they are there for. The h.S. Has poor leadership and has no anti bully programs in place!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
The advice bucket is only offered in mrs michalskis class. that class is very general and not that many advanced kids take it. i love mr vogt though, he is definately the most caring principal ever, he addressed majority of students by name and that makes it feel better going to school to know he cares.

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2005
I think Hazel Park High School is a great school all 6 of my kids have been going there and 4 of them graduated the other two are still going there!Hazel Park High School is a really nice school they have alot of activities and sports and the teachers really get involved and they also, have a real world advice bucket where the kids can write down what ever they need advice on and put it in this bucket and other kids give there advice I have no complaints about this school at all my kids love it there!

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June 30, 2005
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March 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
Administration is not open and communicative with parents or students. Difficult to get assistance regarding children's grades and classwork. I found a better school for my child and moved two counties away because of the Hazel Park School District's poor record and lack of effective leadership. I am very disappointed with the way the school has degenerated over the years since I graduated from there.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
It's an okay school. Most of the teachers know what they're doing. They have good sports teams. There's a lot of clubs to choose from and you can get help from the teachers if you need it. A lot of the kids that go here are idiots by choice,though. Smoking and disrespect is often a huge problem.

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2004
I am proud to have had all 3 of my children graduate from HP. Great teaching staff and administration. I am a former Athletic Booster President so I know firsthand that this is a school that cares about its students and wants to see them do well and be successful in life. Like any school there will be troublemakers that need to be dealt with and I think HP does a good job of that. But if parents do not get involved in the school and work with the staff they have no right to complain. I wish more schools were like HP. Keep up the good work Hazel Park!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
One of the better schools I've seen. Teachers seem to care and try, and give students fair respect. I'll keep it.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2004
The school is terrible. The teachers act too much like teenagers when they should be mature and teach the students. There are alot of 'gangsters' and everyone smokes marijuana, and in which the school does not punish those who are caught with marijuana. There are constantly fights,and if you don't fit into a specific group u are secluded and abused. I would never recommend sending your child to this so called 'school'.

- submitted by a former student
April 07, 2004
Some teachers need to learn how to teach in this school, overall we have a talented staff and many talented students.

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January 24, 2004
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September 02, 2003
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August 22, 2003
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Hazel Park High School
23400 Hughes Avenue, Hazel Park, MI  48030
(248) 658-5100
Last modified Hazel Park 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.
Hazel Park High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top