Hamtramck High School

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Hamtramck High School
Hamtramck High School (emblem).jpg
Hamtramck, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°24′09″N 83°03′29″W / 42.4025°N 83.058°W / 42.4025; -83.058Coordinates: 42°24′09″N 83°03′29″W / 42.4025°N 83.058°W / 42.4025; -83.058
Type Public school
Established 1930
School district Hamtramck Public Schools
Principal Terrance George
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 945
Color(s) Maroon and White
Athletics conference Metro Conference
Mascot Cosmos
Accreditation North Central Association
Hamtramck High School

Hamtramck High School is a public high school in Hamtramck, Michigan, United States in Metro Detroit, named after Colonel Jean François Hamtramck. It is a part of Hamtramck Public Schools.


Hamtramck High School was originally located on Wyandotte and Hewitt Streets.[citation needed]

In 1925 655 students attended Hamtramck High School. JoEllen McNergney Vinyard, author of For Faith and Fortune: The Education of Catholic Immigrants in Detroit, 1805-1925, wrote that Hamtramck High had "substantially more students than were in all of Detroit's Polish Catholic high schools combined."[1]

In 1970 it moved to the former Copernicus Junior Middle School.[citation needed]

Hamtramck High School offers four AP classes as well as STEM, Science Olympiads, and Math Olympiads

As of 2010, Hamtramck High School received excellent reviews from many foundations including the Martha G. Scott Foundation and Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD). Hamtramck High School has been also been awarded many grants including a Grant from General Motors in 2010. In 2010 a student from Hamtramck High received the prestigious and highly exclusive Scholarship, the Bill Gates Scholarship.[citation needed]


As of 2010 there were 200 fourth-year students (seniors).[2]


The graduating Class of 2010, as they advanced through school, raised money through car washes, bake sales, and an improved comedy show to host a high school prom for their class.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]



  1. ^ Vinyard, p. 183.
  2. ^ a b Rubin, Neal. "First-generation seniors at Hamtramck High adopt culture of prom." The Detroit News. May 18, 2010. Retrieved on April 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Taylor, Phil. "'hey, Call Anytime'." Sports Illustrated. July 4, 1994. Retrieved on April 11, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Biographies: Fred S. Wojtalik, manager, Observatory Projects Office". NASA. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "HST". NASA. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "HEAO MANAGEMENT TEAMS / The HEAO 1 Team". NASA. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "ON THE MOVE". Michigan State University. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 

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