East Detroit High School

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East Detroit High School
15501 Couzens
Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
School type Public high school
School district East Detroit Public Schools
Principal Scott Johnson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1300
Campus type Suburb
Color(s) Green and white          
Mascot Shamrocks

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. It currently enrolls about 1,300 students.


On November 8, 2013, teacher David Zauner dove into a pool to rescue a drowning 14-year-old student. 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. [1]


East Detroit High School has a block schedule. Students attend four 90-minute classes every day.

In 2012, the school was divided into three career academies: the 9th Grade Success Academy, which helps freshmen have an easy transition into high school; and two upperclassmen academies, SLAM 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.

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  1. ^ 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 (Archived 2014-07-01 at WebCite) the USA Today, dated June 30, 2014.

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Coordinates: 42°27′50″N 82°57′43″W / 42.464°N 82.962°W / 42.464; -82.962