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9-12
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Redford Charter Township, MI
Students enrolled: 897

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17711 Kinloch
Redford Charter Township, MI 48240

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July 15, 2013
This school is horrible! I had to take my other kids out and homeschool them. My son was homeschooled and I decided to let him return for his senior year. The counselor Ms. Schecter was NEVER available. She took extended lunch hours for the entire day everyday. At the last minute she tells me my son won't graduate as he was tutored in homeschool by someone without college degree. She Never read the Michigan Education dept. website which states anyone with a high school diploma can homeschool. And I have college degrees! BSN, MSN, MPH, and 40 post-graduate credits towards my PH.D. His tutors for Chemistry and Algebra courses were Master's level Engineers at $950/month. RU is reminiscent of Det public schools. The teachers don't care about their students. His physics, pre-calculus instructors and Mr. Valden the computer teacher were excellent! RU went down hill when MR. Evans left! Anyway I had to hire an attorney and contact the school board so my son could graduate. I don't know why they didn't want my son to graduate but I was ready to go to trial. Currently he is a university student will graduate with a BSN in Dec. 2013! His gpa is 3.5 due to homeschool NOT RU.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
My son has been going to RU for 2 years now. Very few of the teachers seem to care about his grades, if he passed or failed. They will tell you to follow Parent Connect so they won't have to communicate with you in person. Parent connect does not replace parent/teacher communication. My son has an IEP and they have made up every excuse possible to eliminate it. They send him home with a travel sheet everyday saying that he is doing good, turning in assignments, finishing his Do Nows and staying focused, but Parent Connect shows that he is failing. What?? This school is a joke. Don't be deceived.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
i really like RU for my son he loves his teachers. The atmosphere is very welcoming there and all of the children seem to get along without race being an issue. Mr Rodriguez is very helpful with information regarding my son. Becky the secretary rocks.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2011
My daughter is a senior this year and is college bound as is most of her friends. I think the principal and staff do a great job! The principal is always around and stays on top of things. They have many activities to keep students busy and many traditions that other schools don't have anymore! Keep up the good work R.U.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
Very happy with RU. We could use more money buy every school can use more money.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
This is a terrible school. The teachers do not contact you when there's an issue. Recently kids were suspended for 1 day and no reasons were given other than these 18 students were disruptive. The 1 day suspension was revoked due to parents being outraged. The student is not first priority at this school. My experience with RU has been extremely disheartening. I have never experienced this before with educators.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 22, 2009
RU does the best it can with the money they have to spend. The teachers seem to care about the kids and the school, the principal is very visible and accessable unlike many other schools and the kids really like her. The sports programs do very well for the most part. The community takes pride in the school. Go Panthers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Redford Union is the best it teaches kids how to be adults,they have awesome programs for thier students.The teachers are amazing....Kim

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
it is a very good school with very caring teachers. my son has done great in this school. and that is due to the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 02, 2009
Ok so, everyone judges my school so much, but honestly i say only the people who go there every day can determine if its bad or not. This school has great kids who attend it & its very diverse. There are amazing teachers who are wonderful at teaching. We may not have a lot of money, but i know that i learn so much there everyday. I love my school and no one can change my mind. GO PANTHERS! :)

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2009
i like redford union, yea it has its faults but what school doesnt... the teachers are great, the students all get along with each other as best as everyone can, and they keep great order

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
Honestly, i like Redford Union a lot. I'm a senior this year and enjoy being there. I like most of the teachers and the students. Its like all the rest of the schools with problems. Theres not one school around that doesn't have the trouble makers and what not. i think we are underestimated. Since Redford Union is considered a 'small' school, each student is has a huge impact. Redford union has educated me and prepared me for college in many ways different ways. I'm glad i go there. It may not be the richest school around but its one of the more diverse schools i would have to say.

- submitted by a student
June 17, 2008
They do the most with what they have.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2008
i have to say that i really do not like this school at all. this is my second year and it seems like it keeps getting worse and worse and worse. they don't know there priorities at all. they'll buy a million chairs around the school to make it look pretty but they'll barely buy books, or desks, or things that us students need. and i absolutely hate the idea of 'freshman academy' because not only they had to put them in the main hallway, but they treat the sophomores [last years freshman] like were idiots, if half of the freshman last year failed there should be no reason why the this years freshman should pay for our mistakes it's retarded if you want to send your kid to this school i advice against it. but then a school's a school and thats why I'm still there.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
I hate this school!!!! I am going to be a junior this year and it has changed for the worst. I would not recommend that you send your child here nobody learns anything. I am very disappointed and I feel that my education is getting ripped off. I am not ready to go to college and I try very hard. The hallways are crowded with people who don't want to be there. The classes are overcrowded and in one of my classes the teacher didn't care what you did if anything. I want to leave this school but there is no where to go. Parents if you want your child to succeed don't send them here its not worth anything!!!

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 22, 2007
THis is a horrible school. My child was an 'A' student and not one teacher let me know that he had all 'F's until I asked. This school is only out get the student out of the school for any reason. Instead of caring about what the child is acutally being punished for, it is easier for them to suspend them. The rules are harder on a child not wearing an I.D. compared to a child getting all 'F's. That is when I was called, when my child did not have an I.D.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2007
I belive Redford Union is a great school even though I cant wait to leave it. The teachers really do care, but it's a two way street. If the student doesn't try the teacher is only going to push so much. I am currently a Senior at RU and I had the rocky start more than others did. I regret and it's all my fault. So I ask for parents not to blame the staff at all. It's all in the student, the parents and administration all to be involved in their high school career of your child. The teachers are great and are always there to help when needed. But there is a negative I've seen. The counselor's are impossible to see and the administration is not in tune. Other than that there is an exceptional music and art program. As well as the sports program.

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2006
continuity blew out the window, counselors, principals and even the superintendent changed too often. counselors don't know the kids well enough to direct them. I've had three children go through this high school, I'm so glad this is the last one and our last year here.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
Things have been rocky thus far, with overcrowded classes, schedule mix-ups, double-assigned lockers, lack of funds, lack of teachers for certain classes and other issues. I'm a senior, and I hate to see where the school is going. It seems that with the issues, students are losing their 'school spirit'. We're about three weeks into the school year, and I have to say that I am very impressed with the staff at RU. Teachers are helping students cope with the changes in the school this year and counselors are working hard to fix mixups. I'm most impressed with the security at RU. I've never felt that they were doing their job more than I have this year. I've seen more staff securing the hallways than I ever have. Things are still quite shakey, but RU is a great school and this year will be no different, despite the rough start.

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2006
I am going to be in 10th grade at this school this year, and it seems like this school has changed for the worse of the past few years in quality. I had a class last year where the teacher didn't care wether or not we did the work or listened that much. This teacher said she would give out detentions and what not, but she never did and as a result most of the students chose to do whatever. I believe this school is going down the drain if it isn't already. Some of the classes have more then 15 students which effects the learning process. So in conclusion, this school is horrible.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2006
RU is not a good school I will be a sophmore this year and I will not be comeing back , I'm disappointed about the school. You hardly see the principal, The security guards hardly do there job, and the counslors are hardly in there office if you needed them.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2006
We hardly see the principle in the achool, and the only person that does her work is the vice principal Mr. Evans. The security guards really doing anything. I'm a freshmen at this school and I must say i'm disappointed about this school, and I also say don't send your child to this school ever.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 12, 2006
I am a current sophomore at this school. I must say I am very dissapointed in every aspect there is. The english department is the only good thing this school has to offer. The education is not great. Most teachers do not care about the students, but rather the 'non-negotiable' rules and the id-cards. The rest of the staff is no different. There is a very good athletics programn though. Unless you are on the varsity boys basketball team, you really have to meaning to a few of the teachers. I would never send my children to this school!

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2005
this school is poor in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years the freshman didn't even get a science book and all the other students books are in horrible condition. there are great teachers that make learning fun . the art department does not even get a allowence this year because of the debt. this school needs to take their own accounting class!!!

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
March 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 15, 2005
I am a senoir currently attending Redford Union and have to say that there are a great deal of teachers that really care about the students. Even with the lack of funding that i constantly hear about, the overall academic and extracurricular activities seem to be pretty good. Yes, of course, we need some improvements such as new books, a more diversified staff, but I feel that with the current efforts being made, the school is doing fine handling the districts problems. I only think that teachers and staff should be a little less worried with the ID tags, and more concerned with students that are not following other parts of the code of conduct.

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2005
I am currently a junior at RU and I totally agree that this school mainly focuses on sports programs.The teachers and staff totally worship the jocks .RU is a very poor school.We need new textbooks ,books, desks etc.I give this school a rating of 3.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2005
I graduated from Redford Union and recently graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I am unsure why I maintained a 4.0 gpa in advanced calculus my senior year of high school and only placed into pre-calculus upon taking my entrance exams at U of M. Despite my dissappointment with the math department (and chemistry department for that matter) RU had a lot of great and extremely dedicated teachers and staff. Advanced biology was superior (with a unit on forensics) and extracurricular activites such as student council allow students to volunteer their time, something that a lot of colleges look for. I did very well on my ACT and MEAP exams, and I wish the counselor would have encouraged me to apply to more schools, ie ones outside of Michigan. I was never really told or given advice about my various opportunities after graduation.

- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 06, 2005
The principle cares too much about how the school scores on the MEAP tests and not about our over-all education. the staff is also way too concerned about making sure that the students have their identification tags on during class and passing time that many if not most students are late to class or don't even get to make it there, having to wait for hours at a time for assitance in the office. the text books and other classroom materials are grossly out-dated. the school's focus is mainly on appearance and athletics. as a senior, I have seen the quality of education deteriorate. I believe that this school is in dire need for a change of school officials. most of our budget goes towards superflous things instead of what we really need like books and desks. many classes are over-crowded, having thirty-eight students to one teacher.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2004
School is what the kids care to make of it. We had one child at RU who got involved in nothing, she didn't have a great high school experience; our other child was very involved in many activites, both in and out of the classroom, she had a VERY positive experience. I ABSOLUTELY agree with an earlier comment that financial aid, scholarships, and college information is NOT enough a priority for the counseling staff. My child WAS one of those honor roll students - she still got nearly zero assistance; we had to continually follow up on things the counselors were supposed to be submitting, to make sure it got done. Many of the materials they have regarding colleges, scholarships, grants, etc. are BADLY outdated. Most teachers (and many, not all, coaches) care a great deal and invest a LOT of themselves into the kids. The counselors, it seems, couldn't care less.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 25, 2004
With budgetary problems and a lack of deversity in the teaching staff this school will continue to recieve middle of the road achievement.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
My siblings and I all graduated from RUHS when it was one of the elite school systems in Michigan. My son graduated in 1999 and I have to say although the funding was limited, the leadership of the principal (even through tremendous adversity by the school board and superintendent at that time -- all of whom I pray have been readily replaced with individuals committed to see RUHS become financially and educationally stronger) and the dedicated teachers as a whole made for a very rewarding educational experience. All schools need (require) the support (both emotionally and financially) of the community in order to succeed -- it does, indeed, take a village to raise a child.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
i'm an alumni with two kids presently attending.the school district has always has a good cirriculum with good extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2004
Because of the lack of funding, R.U. can not be fairly compared to other districts. Resources for college benefits and general information is not a priority for school counselours. The honor roll students, now they are the priority. The community is not what it once was and for that reason the children are changing. The challenges have increased greatly to our teachers and staff. Meap scores have been a severe dissappointment year after year at the elementary level. I believe the teachers (for the most part) are amazing and very dedicated. Under state average is not acceptable for our family unfortunately.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
the school seemed to lack a lot of good qualitities that it takes for a school to be a great environment for learning & devlopment.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
I am an alumni from Redford Union. It is a great school with an awesome athletic program. The teachers and coaches will help your child in feeling that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. I hope that one day I can go back there to teach, coach and make a difference in a child's life.

- submitted by a former student
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Redford Union High School
17711 Kinloch, Redford Charter Township, MI  48240
(313) 242-4200
Last modified Redford Union High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Redford Union High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top