Cass Technical High School

Summary:

Cass Technical High School is a public high school in Detroit, Michigan, serving 2,395 students in grades 9-12 with a diverse student population. The school consistently outperforms the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the state of Michigan in academic assessments, boasting a 98.4% four-year graduation rate and strong performance among diverse student subgroups.

Cass Technical High School's academic excellence is evident in its significantly higher proficiency rates on standardized tests compared to the district and state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, 70.8% of Cass Technical students were proficient in SAT/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, compared to 32.9% for the district and 52.2% for the state. Similarly, 33% of Cass Technical students were proficient in SAT/Mathematics, surpassing the district's 11.7% and the state's 29.9%. The school also outperformed the district and state in M-Step/Science and M-Step/Social Studies assessments.

While Cass Technical High School's chronic absenteeism rate of 38.7% in 2022-2023 is higher than the district average, it is still lower than nearby schools such as Detroit School of Arts (52.4%) and Crockett Midtown High School of Science and Medicine (60.4%). Additionally, the school's per-student spending of $17,460 in 2022-2023 is higher than some nearby schools, such as Detroit Edison Public School Academy High School ($11,354 per student), suggesting a strong investment in the school's resources and programs.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2501 2nd Ave
       Detroit, MI  48201-2605


(313) 263-2000

District: Detroit Public Schools Community District

SchoolDigger Rank:
263rd of 735 Michigan High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,460 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.9 Help
Number of students:  2,395

Racial breakdown:

African American:
76.1%
Hispanic:
11.7%
Asian:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cass Technical High School ranks better than 64.2% of high schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd among 14 ranked high schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.64. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Cass Technical High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Cass Technical High School has the largest high school student body size in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Racial makeup is: African American (76.1%), Hispanic (11.7%), Asian (9.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cass Technical High School is 23.9. 23 high schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Cass Technical High School employs 99.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cass Technical High School is $17,460. 21 high schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cass Technical High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cass Technical High School 263rd of 735 Michigan public high schools. (See Cass Technical High School in the ranking list.)

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Detroit Public Schools Community District:

SchoolDigger ranks Detroit Public Schools Community District 567th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cass Technical High School

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Rank History for all students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.29 309th 666 53.6%
2021 56.08 209th 561 62.7%
2022 45.25 320th 531 39.7%
2023 59.64 263rd 735 64.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.63 2nd 102 98.0%
2019 89.58 2nd 27 92.6%
2021 57.68 3rd 5 40.0%
2023 98.79 1st 35 97.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.92 146th 755 80.7%
2019 73.85 105th 532 80.3%
2021 71.87 83rd 417 80.1%
2022 59.90 148th 369 59.9%
2023 80.66 65th 614 89.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.01 325th 710 54.2%
2019 43.88 311th 554 43.9%
2021 41.81 261st 462 43.5%
2022 36.24 316th 416 24.0%
2023 49.21 299th 611 51.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.07 335th 707 52.6%
2019 52.44 254th 543 53.2%
2021 60.08 149th 472 68.4%
2022 46.88 247th 440 43.9%
2023 67.27 164th 611 73.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.29 52nd 87 40.2%
2019 40.40 28th 42 33.3%
2021 59.75 19th 42 54.8%
2022 26.12 23rd 31 25.8%
2023 40.38 39th 63 38.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.44 34th 254 86.6%
2019 81.63 19th 147 87.1%
2021 68.56 18th 59 69.5%
2022 69.91 19th 51 62.7%
2023 81.82 20th 170 88.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.41 31st 201 84.6%
2019 76.30 20th 97 79.4%
2021 67.65 20th 64 68.8%
2022 72.37 29th 83 65.1%
2023 79.25 25th 190 86.8%
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Rank History for White students at Cass Technical High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.48 12th 647 98.1%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Cass Technical High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 33 2060 225 124 4 0 1 0 2447
2018 40 2024 233 148 7 5 1 0 2458
2019 43 1917 230 189 4 5 5 0 2393
2020 53 1875 222 194 6 5 2 0 2357
2021 62 1896 229 260 8 5 5 0 2465
2022 57 1832 223 277 6 1 9 0 2405
2023 46 1823 226 280 5 1 14 0 2395

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cass Technical High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 2447 98.0 24.9 61.6
2018 2458 105.0 23.4 70.5
2019 2393 109.0 21.9 71.1
2020 2357 100.0 23.5 70.9
2021 2465 99.0 24.8 62.4
2022 2405 100.5 23.9 57.4
2023 2395 99.8 23.9 62.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cass Technical High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 2447 98.0 24.9 61.6
2018 2458 105.0 23.4 70.5
2019 2393 109.0 21.9 71.1
2020 2357 100.0 23.5 70.9
2021 2465 99.0 24.8 62.4
2022 2405 100.5 23.9 57.4
2023 2395 99.8 23.9 62.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cass Technical High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,692 (13.7%) $10,701 (86.3%) $12,393
2020 $1,751 (13.4%) $11,295 (86.6%) $13,046
2021 $1,333 (10.1%) $11,836 (89.9%) $13,169
2022 $5,782 (33.2%) $11,647 (66.8%) $17,428
2023 $5,109 (29.3%) $12,351 (70.7%) $17,460

Data source: Michigan Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cass Technical High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 309th of 666 High schoolsRanks 263rd of 735 High schools
 10.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Social Studies (Cass Technical High School)3936.1
 2.9%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Detroit Public Schools Community District)17.715.4
 2.3%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)46.636.1
 10.5%
11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Cass Technical High School)66.170.8
 4.7%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Detroit Public Schools Community District)28.532.9
 4.4%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Michigan)55.352.2
 3.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Cass Technical High School)30.833
 2.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Detroit Public Schools Community District)11.411.7
 0.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)36.329.9
 6.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students23932395
 0.1%
African American19171823
 4.9%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian230226
 1.7%
Hispanic189280
 48.1%
Pacific Islander51
 80%
White4346
 7%
Two or More Races514
 180%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.1%62.2%
 8.9%


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Students at Cass Technical High School are 76% African American, 12% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 2% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,395 students attended Cass Technical High School.

Cass Technical High School ranks 263rd of 735 Michigan high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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