Redford High School
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Redford High School was a secondary school in Detroit, Michigan. A part of Detroit Public Schools, the school opened in September 1921 and ceased operations in June 2007. Staffed and operated by the Detroit Public Schools; Redford High School served the sub-communities of Old Redford, Grandmont, Rosedale Park and Brightmoor.
Chastity Pratt of the Detroit Free Press wrote, "when it was built, Redford was the jewel of the district." Redford offered university preparatory classes for its students such as Business Law and Fashion merchandising to mention a few.
In December 2006, the Detroit Public School District announced that it planned to close Redford; concerned alumni and parents mounted a valiant yet unsuccessful drive to prevent the closure. 2007, the school's third floor was empty. The property was purchased by Meijer, Inc., as a site for a future store complex; the high school facilities were demolished in September 2012.
Detroit's Cooley and Cody High School absorbed much of the attendance area from Redford; including Brightmoor and Grandmont. Henry Ford High School assumed jurisdiction over the remaining northern neighborhoods.
- Kevin Belcher NFL player
- Michael Dunn, actor
- Edward H. McNamara, Wayne county executive
- Douglas Ramsay, figure skater; died before graduating
- Gary Reed, comics writer
- George C. Scott, actor 
- Bill Zepp, major league baseball pitcher
- Dion Harris (basketball), professional basketball player 
- Manny Harris, NBA player 
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- Kelly, Sherry (2010). The Big Life of A Little Man: Michael Dunn Remembered. Tate Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 9781615664429. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
While attending high school at Detroit's Redford High School Gary was active in several groups,...
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