Pershing High School

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Pershing High School
18875 Ryan Road

School districtDetroit Public Schools District
PrincipalShirley E. Brown
Enrollment400 (2016-2017)
Color(s)Blue and Gold

John J. Pershing High School[1] is a public high school in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It is a part of Detroit Public Schools. It is in Conant Gardens,[2] in proximity to the residential areas.[3] It also serves Krainz Woods.[4] DPS will re-assume control of Pershing High in fall 2017.[5][needs update]

In 2012 Kettering High School closed, and some students were rezoned to Pershing.[6]

The school is currently managed by the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), which took over control of the school in 2012.[7]

In 2014 a teacher used a broom to attempt to break up a fight between two students; as a result,[8] she was fired by the EAA.[7] A video of the fight had been posted online. Later the EAA offered her back a job, but she declined, and in 2015 she sued the EAA in federal court.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Home. Pershing High School. May 24, 2001. Retrieved on October 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Pershing High alums celebrate 75 years." The Detroit News. April 6, 2005. Retrieved on November 6, 2012. "What made Pershing different was that it was built in the Conant Gardens[...]"
  3. ^ "Conant Gardens produced talent." The Detroit News. June 20, 2001. Retrieved on November 6, 2012. "The Conant Gardens neighborhood near Pershing High School never [...]. Conant Gardens is bounded by East Seven Mile, East Nevada, Ryan and Conant." - Also in "Conant Gardens' inspiring past comes alive." The Detroit News. June 28, 2001.
  4. ^ "High School Boundaries - 2012/13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
  5. ^ "Welcome EAA Community." Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on May 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "4.-Kettering-High-School-Kettering-West-Wing.pdf." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. p. 2. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. "Fisher Building – 14th Floor 3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202-2710"
  7. ^ a b AlHajal, Khalil. "Teacher fired for using broom to break up Detroit classroom fight." MLive. May 6, 2014. Retrieved on May 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Detroit teacher fired after breaking up fight with broom." Fox News. May 6, 2014. Updated May 8, 2014. Retrieved on May 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Zaniewski, Ann. "Teacher who used broom to break up fight sues EAA" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. June 9, 2015. Retrieved on July 3, 2015.
  10. ^ a b Maynard, Micheline. "Levi Stubbs, 72, Powerful Voice for Four Tops, Dies." The New York Times. October 17, 2008. Retrieved on November 7, 2012.
  11. ^ "Willie King". Peach Basket Society. Blogspot. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  12. ^ SMG College Booking '[1]'
  13. ^ Ellis, Vince (August 16, 2012). "Ex-Spartan, Piston Ralph Simpson fond of his ABA, Pershing days". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  14. ^ "Stars mourn Four Tops star Stubbs." BBC. Tuesday October 28, 2008. Retrieved on November 7, 2012.

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Coordinates: 42°25′56″N 83°03′52″W / 42.4321°N 83.0644°W / 42.4321; -83.0644