Romeo High School

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Romeo High School
Romeo High School from 32 Mile Road
11091 West 32 Mile Road
Romeo, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°48′11.90″N 83°01′38.46″W / 42.8033056°N 83.0273500°W / 42.8033056; -83.0273500Coordinates: 42°48′11.90″N 83°01′38.46″W / 42.8033056°N 83.0273500°W / 42.8033056; -83.0273500
Type Public High School
Motto Home of the bulldogs.
Established 1867
School district Romeo Community Schools
CEEB code 233220
Principal Bernie Osebold
Grades 9th-12th
Enrollment 1,809
Campus Rural
Color(s) Red and White          
Mascot Bulldog
Rival Eisenhower High School
Yearbook The Juliet

Romeo High School is located in northern Macomb County, Michigan approximately 30 miles north of the city of Detroit. It is a part of Romeo Community Schools.

Romeo provides a comprehensive 9-12 academic curriculum for students, including College Prep, Independent Study, Vocational, Technical, and Mentor programs. Advanced Placement Courses are offered in English Language, Literature, Calculus, German, Spanish, U.S. History, Music, Studio Art, Computer Science, Statistics and others. Numerous athletic, social, and service opportunities are available for students. Most famously, Romeo is known for being the High School that Grammy nominated recording artist Robert Ritchie, aka Kid Rock attended.


Buildings and locations[edit]

Romeo Academy[edit]

In 1833, Romeo Academy was formed, providing education beyond the primary years from the North Primary School. The Romeo Academy was located inside the Romeo Congregational Church. The Academy was modeled after the successful academies of the East Coast to provide higher education for the local families.

Dickinson Institute[edit]

In 1854, the Dickinson Institute was formed to replace the Romeo Academy, acting as a high school. The Dickinson Institute provided education until 1867, when Bruce School District and the Washington School District formed a union school district. The Dickinson Institute was then used as the high school for the new Union School District until 1885 when a new school was built. Romeo High School was dedicated on September 4, 1885 and provided free education for grades seven through twelve. Students from outside the school district were required to pay tuition if they wished to attend. In 1927 the school had a large wing added onto the building. By 1955 it was decided to construct a new high school, in 1957 Romeo High School then moved to its current location on 32 Mile Road. The old high school was then transformed into Romeo Junior High School later to become Romeo Middle School.

Present day Romeo High School[edit]

In 1957, a high school was built on 32 Mile Road at its present-day location. The building had various changes in 1967, and numerous projects have been completed since then adding various wings to the building to accommodate for the large student population. At one time students were taught in outdoor trailers designed as portable classrooms until additions were completed.

Romeo High School Pictures

Satellite School[edit]

The school district wanted to create a brand new high school but funding failed. Funding was approved to build a satellite school, and Romeo Engineering and Technology Center was built in 2003. Most of the school's technology and career related classes have been moved to the new building. Currently students who wish to attend can either drive or take a bus to the school. Students who take a bus are required to stay at the RETC for half the day to allow the buses to operate effectively, this is often referred to as AM or PM RETC. Students who drive are given more flexibility and can drive between the High School and RETC to allow mixed class hours instead of having to spend half of their day at RETC. The RETC was also built and designed to be added on so that if future funding is provided the school can be added onto in hopes of creating a large high school to replace the current crowded high school.


The original mascot was the Peachman. In 1946, Dan Barnabo changed the mascot to the Bulldog. The first mascot was Barnabo's pet bulldog, Sevens.


Romeo High School was recognized as being an Evergreen school on April 11, 2011.[1]

Romeo High School received their own Snapchat Geofilter.[2]

Romeo High School Byting Bulldogs FRC 2013 State Champs

Romeo High School Volleyball 1997 State Runner-Up[3]

Romeo High School Volleyball 2014 State Champs[4]

Romeo High School Volleyball 2015 State Runner-Up[5]

Romeo High School Football 2015 State Champs[6]

Romeo High School Hockey 2016 State Champs[7]

Activities and Clubs[edit]

  • Tech : Tech is an after school activity where students design and build sets for the school plays.
  • Link Crew: Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen to make them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Link Crew is built on the belief that students can help students succeed.
  • National Honor Society: NHS is an organization that recognizes students who show achievement in character, scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • S.E.R.V.E.: S.E.R.V.E. is a program that betters the community through different activities and acts of kindness.
  • Theater: The Theater Club hosts many plays during the school year.
  • Student Council: Student Council hosts dances and other activities every year.
  • Ski Club: Students can go off as a large group in the winter to ski at Pine Knob.
  • DECA: DECA is a business related competition.
  • Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad allows students to compete in various science related events.
  • Yearbook: Yearbook works on the schools yearbook, The Juliet.
  • Key Club: A service club that focuses on changing the lives of other children.
  • Forensics: Forensics is a club that is a type of acting, related to the Forensics class offered at the school.
  • Business Professionals of America: BPA is related with Business classes taught at the RETC.
  • Byting Bulldogs: Designing, Building, and Programming robots to compete in FIRST Competitions.

Athletic Programs[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Adjacent high schools[edit]


  1. ^ "Romeo, Michigan: Northern Macomb County's weekly newspaper since 1866". The Romeo Observer. 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Romeo Highschool Snapchat Geofilter". Twitter. 2015-03-03. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Class A state volleyball finals: Romeo culminates magical season with first championship trophy". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Class A state volleyball finals: Romeo culminates magical season with first championship trophy". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Class A volleyball: Novi takes down Romeo, 3-1". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Storybook ending for Romeo in Div. 1 title game". USA Today High School Sports. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  7. ^ "MLive finals hockey coverage: Detroit Catholic Central, Hancock, Romeo are 2016 champs". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  8. ^ "NEWBERRY, John Stoughton, (1826 - 1887)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kid Rock surprises Romeo High School students at assembly". WXYZ Detroit. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 

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