Office Address

18875 Ryan Road,
Detroit , MI 48234

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Bell Times

Start: 9:00 a.m.
End: 4:17 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:00 p.m.

Social Connections


Transforming our children one student at a time, John J. Pershing High School is committed to educating our future. As an EAA partner school, we have the freedom to do what’s in our students’ best interest and to deliver innovative ways to increase their academic achievements. Our school is also dedicated to delivering a safe and comfortable environment, where we encourage a culture of unity.
At Pershing, we utilize a blended-learning model where each student is taught independently. This gives our teachers the ability to offer a more intimate learning environment and allows them to use the latest in 21st-century teaching technology to further enhance each student’s learning experience.
Pershing High School offers science, technology, engineering, art, athletics and math. We are excited to focus on robotics and STEM, using Digital STEAM and Revit software for architectural engineering after-school programs. We are also implementing Project Lead the Way, with courses such as Pathway to Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. In addition, we have Eon 3D reality equipment to enhance students’ learning experiences.

Academic Offerings:
  • Common Core aligned curriculum
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Safe school environment
  • Tutoring and extended day programs
  • STEM Lab

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading

Vibrant Student Life:

  • Student Government
  • Science Clubs
  • Honor Society
  • J Dila Recording Studio
  • Award-winning drum line
  • Robotics Team

Parent Resources:

  • Cyber Cafe for community use

Community Partners:

  • Detroit Parent Network
  • Detroit Scholarship Fund

Academics (S.T.E.M)

SMARTLabs are 21st century learning labs, equipped with a curriculum meant to engage learners of all abilities through hands-on, minds-on projects. Students explore the breadth of the curriculum through short, student-centered engagements that they select based on individual interests and abilities. The labs contain an extensive library of rigorous project-based lessons in 8 different discipline areas.



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Clubs / Programs

We offer a variety of extra curricular activities for our students to provide enrichment opportunities.
Please visit our school to learn more about these exciting clubs.

  • Anti Bullying Club
  • Peer Mediation
  • Peace Talk- Conflict Resolution
  • Open Arms Grief Group
  • Alternative to Suspension

Our school identifies the needs of our students and offers various programs.
See the list below to identify a program that may work for you.

  • Project Lead the Way
  • STOP the Silence Campaign
  • Foreign language – Spanish
  • Classes and Learning Resources – Core subjects as well as photography, art, drama, dance, robotics, Pathway to Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, pre-advanced curriculum in English and math. For the 2014–2015 school year, we will offer AP courses in biology and chemistry.

We offer a variety of music classes and programs for students. We understand this is an important program for their learning enrichment.
See the list below of music classes that may interest your child.

  • Solo & Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Band

Our school partners with various community organizations to provide resources for families and the surrounding community.
Please see the list below and visit our school to learn more about resources that are available.

  • Detroit Parent Network
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank – Fruit and Vegetables Free Monthly Giveaway
  • Free Zumba classes for parents
  • Ballroom and Hustle classes with Mr. Smooth


Our competitive athletics program includes basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, cheerleading, track and cross-country


Track & Field






Cross Country