Hamtramck High School
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|Hamtramck High School|
|11410 Charest Street
Hamtramck, Michigan 48212
|School district||Hamtramck Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Maroon and White|
|Athletics conference||Metro Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association|
Hamtramck High School was originally located on Wyandotte and Hewitt Streets.
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."
In 1970 it moved to the former Copernicus Junior Middle School.
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 and 2016 students from Hamtramck High received the prestigious and highly exclusive Scholarship, the Bill Gates Scholarship.
Hamtramck High School currently offers 4 AP classes (Calculus AB, Physics 1, Literature and Composition, and Studio Art). It has made the AP Honor Roll for multiple years in a row and continues to provide top-notch education to the local community. Evaluated by the Mackinac Center of Education Report, Hamtramck High School received a B on its report card and is widely recognized as a turn-around school that has made extensive improvements that make it a hallmark in the community.
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As of 2010 there were 200 fourth-year students (seniors).
The school is adjacent to various side streets.
Athletics and extracurricular activities
Artie May, who served as the head American football coach beginning in 1957 and coached various sports until around 1997, had himself played American football when he was a student at Hamtramck High. May helped develop the Hamtramck High School Community Center.
In a 9-year period ending in about 1959 the Hamtramck tennis team members were state champions, and the team won the 1957-1958 National Interscholastic Tennis Champsionship. As of that year Jean Hoxie was the tennis coach.
- Ike Blessitt, former MLB player (Detroit Tigers)
- John Brisker, former NBA player declared legally dead after going missing in Uganda.
- Willie Fleming, former professional Canadian Football League player and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
- Julius Franks, former American football player, first African-American All-American at Michigan
- Mike Kostiuk, former American football player
- Rudy Tomjanovich, former player and coach for the Houston Rockets of the NBA
- Cass Michaels, former MLB player (Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Athletics)
- Fred S. Wojtalik, manager of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Program and the Observatory Projects Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; Project Manager, Hubble Space Telescope; awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for his work on the Lunar rover; Chief Engineer, High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1; recipient of the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive
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