PROFICIENCY 6% 85% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
6%Education Achievement Authority of Michigan

Pershing High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Education Achievement Authority of Michigan" in Detroit, MI. There are a total of 400 students and 18 teachers at Pershing High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 302 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Pershing High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 6.3%, which is 85% lower than the Michigan average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch302
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Pershing High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All<= 5%
High School<= 5%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School6-9%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Pershing High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.0% 1.4% 68.4% 51.1%
African American 97.3% 95.1% 18.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.8% 3.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 2.2% 6.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.7% 0.6% 3.0% 3.1%

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Detroit demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4,92710191
Median age34.839.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)32%55%55%
Speak English89%91%79%
Speak Spanish7%3%13%

Education level achieved in Detroit

Completed 8th grade73.8%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school72.3%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college46.5%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.7%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.8%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.1%1.3%
Source: The Pershing High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.