School Profile

The Phoenix

Just like the mythical bird, Renaissance High School has the uncanny ability to be reborn from its own ashes. Year after year, despite graduating an outstanding senior class, it keeps developing another outstanding contingent of student scholars whose futures abound with unbridled potential. The school consistently meets its goals and sets academic standards that reflect the commitment of past and current students, parents and staff.

The Phoenix Renaissance High School is one of Detroit’s premier high schools, offering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a unique college-like setting. The population of slightly more than 1100 students, in grades 9-12, represents a cross section of socio-economic backgrounds.


French, German, Spanish, Advanced Placement/Honors Courses, Macro/Micro Economics, Chemistry, Calculus, Psychology, Studio Art, Nationally Recognized Dance Program, Robotics/Science Clubs, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Clubs, Student Government, Business Partnerships

Our Principal

After an exhaustive search, both nationally and locally, Anita Williams was selected as Renaissance High School’s principal. As a former assistant principal at Cass Technical High School, another premier Detroit public school, her skill-set as well as her vision for exceptional student achievement, were just what Renaissance needs to continue to provide a structured and nurturing learning and teaching environment that will produce exceptional student scholars for years to come.