Cass Tech Profile

Cass Tech 2017–2018 School Profile

Cass Technical High School
2501 Second Avenue
Lisa Phillips
(313) 263-2000


Our Mission

Cass Technical High School will provide a broad range of academic, social and cultural experiences in a clean, safe and healthy environment that will prepare our students to be successful in college and become leaders in society.

Our Vision

Cass Technical High School will develop high-achieving students who will transition to the rigor and expectations of college, the world of work, and life beyond high school.

Our Goal

All students will meet or exceed proficiency targets in all content areas and at all grade levels.


Total Enrollment: 2,328
Grades: 9–12
Faculty and Staff: 119
Size of Senior Class: 428
Ethnic Composition: 87% African American, 13% Others

 Notable Accomplishments


  • International_Baccalaureate_World_School_Diploma_Programme_LogoMichigan Department of Education (MDE) Reward School-Ranked in the top 5% of all high schools in the state of Michigan
  • International Baccalaureate World School
  • Two-Time Recipient of National Excellence in Education Awards
  • Wayne County Community College Dual Enrollment Program (Largest in DPS School)
  • CIA Undergraduate School Program
  • Largest Advanced Placement Course Offerings; Only Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis Courses in DPS
  • bronze_best_high_schools“Best High Schools” Bronze Medal by US News and World Report
  • University of Michigan Collaboration Doctors of Tomorrow Program
  • STEM Genius and Underwater Robotics Program
  • Five-Time Recipient of the Best High School by the Ford Neighborhood Awards
  • Marching Band Inauguration Invitation to the Inaugural Activities, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, GA and most recently the Ground Breaking ceremonies for the New Stadium by Ilitch Holdings.
  • New State-of-the Art Radio/TV Lab and Athletic Work-Out Room
  • More than 600 incoming freshman participated in our five-week Summer Bridge Program
  • Palazzo Strozzi Award Winners toured Paris, France & Florence and Venice, Italy
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp sponsored a musical tour for Cass Tech students to Denmark & Germany this summer

Academic & Curriculum Awards

  • 23 Gates Millennium Scholars in the last 7 Years
  • 8 Merit Finalists in last 6 Years
  • 13 Achievement Finalists in last 6 Years
  • 12 Consecutive Years of National Art Awards
  • 15 Consecutive Years of Grand Awards at Metro Science & Engineering Fair
  • First place winner for the Chrysler Automotive Design Contest for 2012-2013
  • 2-time Recipient of Michigan’s Governors Cup
  • Two-time U.S. Exemplary (Blue Ribbon) School
  • Twice voted America’s Best High Schools by Redbook Magazine
  • Academic Games Individual National Winner for Equations/State Champions
  • Academic Games Coach of the Year Winner
  • 2013 National Public Debate Championship
  •  Chosen as a Grammy Signature School
  • 1st Annual STEMGenius & SeaPerch Michigan Regional Underwater Robotics Tournament High School Champion
  • Featured in U of M’s Stem Initiative
  • Featured on CNN “Backyard Brains” show
  • 2014 Palazzo Strozzi High School Renaissance Award for Teacher Ms. Willis & Students Jade Rhodes, Edith Conn

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Boys Golf City Championship 2013
  • 17 Consecutive Girls Tennis City Championships
  • 5 Consecutive Years of Softball District Championships
  • 16 Consecutive Girls Volleyball District Championships
  • 14 Consecutive Years Girls Swim City Championships
  • Varsity Football 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 State Champions