East Detroit High School
|East Detroit High School|
Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||East Detroit Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Green and white|
East Detroit High School is a high school in Eastpointe, Michigan (Metro Detroit) which serves students in grades 9-12. It is part of the East Detroit Public Schools district. East Detroit High School currently enrolls about 1,300 students.
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On November 8, 2013, David Zauner, a teacher, dove into a pool to rescue a 14-year old student who was drowning. The boy died in the hospital four days later. In June 2014 Zauner accused the school district and John Rizzo, the school's assistant principal and athletic director, of retaliating against him for cooperating with a police investigation about the incident; Zauner is suing the district and Rizzo.
East Detroit High School has a block schedule. Students attend four classes every day which are each 90 minutes long. In 2012, the school was divided up into three career academies; The 9th Grade Success Academy, which helps freshmen have an easy transition into high school, and two upperclassmen academies, S.L.A.M Academy (Safety, Learning, Culinary Arts, and Medical) and AMMP Academy (Art, Marketing, Media & TV Production).
East Detroit is a Johns Hopkins University Talent Development school.
- Jerry M. Linenger, former NASA astronaut
- Ronald J. Kramer, A multi-sport college athlete and professional American football player
- Hall, Christina. "Teacher who pulled drowned boy from pool says district retaliated." Detroit Free Press. June 29, 2014. Retrieved on July 1, 2014. - Also available from (Archive) the USA Today, dated June 30, 2014.
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