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Pershing High School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 372 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students Yes arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 35:1
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Application Required

No
How to Apply

Points of pride

Pershing High School is a historic high school serving grades 9-12. Our Career Pathways offer challenging, exciting, academic experiences that prepare, motivate, and inspire our students to excel in their studies and pursue their dreams. To achieve this, students are placed in cohort groups and provided professional certified training in the field of: Law Enforcement (Police Cadet Academy), Robotics, and Music Production.

Leadership

school leader
Mr. Johnathon Matthews
Principal

Mr. Johnathon Matthews has served as principal with the Detroit Public Schools since September of 2007. He founded and was principal of the Academy of Public Leadership High School, one of three small schools at the Cody High School campus from 2008-2018. He currently serves as principal of Pershing High School and developed a Public Safety Career Academy.

Location & Contact

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Address
18875 Ryan
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Detroit, MI
48234
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Phone Number +13138667700
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:20 pm

Transportation

Yes, Transportation is Provided

Students may show their DPSCD issued student ID to ride DDOT free of charge Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00am - 10:00pm. For more details please see detroitk12.org/transportation or call the school. Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.

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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 372
Accepting New Students?

Yes - 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Application Required No
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit detroitk12.org/enroll or call 313-240-4377 for more information.

Academics & Activities

Curriculum

High School students' coursework is based on a rigorous core curriculum of required courses in the main content areas of English Language Arts (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (3 credits), and Social Studies (3 credits) as well as Physical Education and Health (1 credit), World Languages (2 credits), Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (1 credit), and an out-of-class learning experience. In addition, students have access to a broad range of electives from Business Law to Digital Music and Editing, advanced coursework like AP Calculus AB and Chemistry, as well as career and technical education programs and opportunities to take college-level courses for college credit. Annually, the District publishes a course catalog of Board approved courses.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Police Cadet Career Academy, Basketball, Dual Enrollment, Mentoring Programs

Top Activities
Sports
Dance
Music
Chorus/Vocal
Arts
Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Newspaper/Journalism
STEM/Robotics
Spoken word/Poetry

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Tutoring
Honors classes
Honors society
Dual Enrollment
Computer lab
Field Trips
Career/Industry Certifications
JROTC

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

School Safety Culture

Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only school District in the state with a fully functioning police department. In addition, to external patrols and security measures, the District has taken a whole child approach to student safety with a student code of conduct inclusive of restorative practices, a dean of culture, attendance agent and a school culture facilitator in each school and a districtwide approach to character development through our Expect Respect initiative. The Police Department's focus is based on a four-tiered strategy of crime prevention, intervention, student reintegration into the learning environment, and as a last option enforcement. The whole child commitment is supported by the methodologies of trauma informed practices.