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.[1][2]


Chastity Pratt of the Detroit Free Press wrote, "when it was built, Redford was the jewel of the district."[3] Redford offered university preparatory classes for its students such as Business Law and Fashion merchandising to mention a few.[citation needed]

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.[3][4] 2007, the school's third floor was empty. The property was purchased by Meijer, Inc., as a site for a future store complex;[5] the high school facilities were demolished in September 2012.[6]

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.[7][8][9]

In June 2015 a Meijer store opened on the Redford site. As of 2015 it was Meijer's second Detroit location.[10] This store uses stonework from the former Redford building.[11]


The golf team won three consecutive Michigan High School Athletic Association championships (1928, '29, '30).[12]

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Coordinates: 42°24′43.4″N 83°15′09.8″W / 42.412056°N 83.252722°W / 42.412056; -83.252722