Renaissance High School

6565 W. Outer Drive, Detroit MI, 48235

Phone: (313) 416-4600 • Fax: (313) 416-4621

Principal: Anita Williams

About Us

Renaissance High School is one of Detroit’s premier high schools, offering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a unique college-like setting. The population of slightly more than 1100 students, in grades 9-12, represents a cross section of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Renaissance has been recognized consistently by the State of Michigan as well as nationally as a “Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence.” Other honors include: 3-time Silver-Medal Rated School, according to U.S. News and World Report; one of America’s Best High Schools; Skillman Foundation’s “High Performing High School”; Gates Millennium Scholarship Winners (2010 & 2011); over $20,000,000.00 in scholarships awarded in 2010 & 2011; Perennial Academic Games Winner; World-Traveled Vocal & Instrumental Music Department.

Renaissance High Senior Signs with Penn State University

Renaissance High School senior Siyeh Frazier has maintained a 3.2 GPA and recently scored a 24 on her ACT. She has been a 4 year starter on varsity and is a three time All City First Team member! Ms. Frazier was Second Team All State last year and is in the running for Miss. PSL this year! Siyeh averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks, and 4 assists last year. She signed with Penn State majoring in sport medicine. Congratulations!


French, German, Spanish, Advanced Placement/Honors Courses, Macro/Micro Economics, Chemistry, Calculus, Psychology, Studio Art, Nationally Recognized Dance Program, Robotics/Science Clubs, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Clubs, Student Government, Business Partnerships

Our Principal

After an exhaustive search, both nationally and locally, Anita Williams was selected as Renaissance High School’s principal. As a former assistant principal at Cass Technical High School, another premier Detroit public school, her skill-set as well as her vision for exceptional student achievement, were just what Renaissance needs to continue to provide a structured and nurturing learning and teaching environment that will produce exceptional student scholars for years to come.

Our Vision

To preserve a premier high school and to nurture students with a mind for the future; to facilitate growth, change, and intellect; to create superior student achievers and lifelong learners who exceed expectations.

Our Mission

As a city-wide college preparatory school, our mission is to create a community designed to develop future citizens who will lead from a foundation of integrity in a highly technological, multicultural and global society.

The Phoenix

Just like the mythical bird, Renaissance High School has the uncanny ability to be reborn from its own ashes. Year after year, despite graduating an outstanding senior class, it keeps developing another outstanding contingent of student scholars whose futures abound with unbridled potential. The school consistently meets its goals and sets academic standards that reflect the commitment of past and current students, parents and staff.

Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon Half Day
8:00 AM 3:20 PM 11:15 AM