Eisenhower High School (Michigan)
|Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior High School|
|6500 25 Mile Road
Shelby Township, Michigan, 48316
|School district||Utica Community Schools|
|Color(s)||Blue and Silver|
Eisenhower High School is a public high school located in the Metropolitan Detroit area in the suburb of Shelby Township. It is consistently ranked the top performing high school in Utica Community Schools, and Macomb County.
Opened in 1972, Eisenhower is the only public high school located in Shelby Township. Until the 1990s, the school had a Washington Township mailing address. As the surrounding area began to develop, the city limits changed and the school fell into Shelby Township boundaries. The original design of the school had few windows and no walls in the individual wings, giving the school an open concept. This open concept failed, as multiple classes could be heard at the same time. The building was quickly segmented into its current classroom structure. When the school opened, the surrounding area was rural and there were no paved roads within miles of the school. Today, the surrounding area is suburban (a part of Metro Detroit), and has subdivisions and strip-malls within the school's immediate proximity. Over the years, Eisenhower has received several renovations. In 2002, the restrooms adjacent to the Commons were extensively renovated. In 2004, the current media center and library were constructed. The following year, in 2005, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) was constructed on the eastern-most side of the school.
Eisenhower's Quiz Bowl team has won four state championships (the 1989, 1992, and 2000 Michigan State Championship Quiz Bowl and the 2000 Michigan NAQT State Championship Tournament) and two national championships (the 1990 and 2000 American Scholastics Competition Network Tournament of Champions).
As of the 2014-2015 school year, Eisenhower ranked better than 89.9% of all high schools in Michigan. As such, Eisenhower is the top performing high school in Macomb County, and one of the top performing high schools in the Metro Detroit area.
Eisenhower students have a variety of AP courses to choose from:
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Chemistry
- AP Comparative Government & Politics
- AP Computer Science
- AP English & Language Composition
- AP English & Literature Composition
- AP Environmental Science
- AP European History
- AP French Language
- AP German Language
- AP Government & Politics
- AP Micro-Economics
- AP Macro-Economics
- AP Music Theory
- AP Physics I
- AP Physics II
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Statistics
- AP U.S. History
Eisenhower's AP participation rate is 37%.
- Breakdown of Student Body (2013-2014 School Year)
Eisenhower's award-winning publications department is advised by former Oakland Press journalist, Erica L. Kincannon. The department produces an annual school yearbook, Esprit de Corps, and a monthly newspaper, The Eagle's Eye. The newspaper also features an online website, IkeNews.com. Both publications have received numerous awards and recognition at both the State and National level. Students may elect to join the Newspaper and/or Yearbook staffs, and take them as a class during the day.
In 2012, Esprit de Corps was named a Pacemaker Finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association, one of the most prestigious awards of journalistic excellence.
In 2014, The Eagle's Eye editor-in-chief, Lauren Kostiuk, was named Michigan High School Journalist of the Year.
Eisenhower's Key Club was formed in 1973. During the 2008-2009 school year, Key Club, for the first time in its history, was awarded the honored title of "Diamond-Level Distinguished" (the highest honor a Key Club may receive). IKE was one of the two Michigan Key Clubs to receive the title that year.
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