Mumford High School
17525 Wyoming Street
Anthony Houston, Principal
At Mumford High School all students are given the opportunity to learn and excel. The school has produced a number of successful graduates including movie and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer, gospel recording artists Fred Hammond, The Winans, The Clark Sisters, and many, many others. The bar to succeed has been set high and each year Mumford students continue to raise the standards of what it means to be a Mumford graduate.
Named for Samuel C. Mumford, a Detroit Edison treasurer who served on the Detroit Board of Education for 22 years and elected president 3 times, Mumford produces students who put forth their best effort when it comes to academics. Students take full advantage of the advance placement courses, honors programs, merit curriculum, and the schools smaller learning communities. In addition computer labs, reading classes and foreign language courses are offered to help provide students with an extra academic edge. All students are both college and career prep which helps prepare them to enter the world equipped and ready after graduation. Average attendance rates show that 93% of students show up for class everyday which means they are excited and ready to learn!
Mumford High School also has one of the top vocal and instrumental music programs in the State and students can participate in the science Olympiad, robotics team, peer tutoring, track and field, softball, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, volleyball and soccer. Clubs such as Men in Transition and Sister Girlfriend are also open students.
The school continues to undergo improves to meet the needs of the changing community and remains a leader when it comes to adapting to meet the needs of the students. Mumford was the first Metro-Detroit high school to offer a state-of-the-art Technology Center for students, the pioneer high school for the Channel 1 national presentation of news focused on youth, and the first Compact High School in the state ”creating a positive alliance between business, higher education, organized labor and the school.”
The Mumford Mustangs have received numerous awards for their academic achievements and continue to be productive and successful members in the community.