Henry Ford High School (Detroit, Michigan)

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Henry Ford High School is located at 20000 Evergreen Road, on the northwest side of Detroit, Michigan; the facility is staffed and operated by Detroit Public Schools. Ford High opened its doors on September 5, 1957; it was constructed to accommodate an overflow of students from nearby Cooley, Mumford, and Redford High School.[1] In 2007, DPS shuttered Redford High School; as a consequence, Henry Ford now serves the Detroit sub-community of Old Redford.[2] [3][4]

School history[edit]

Built on Detroit's West side in the late 1950s, the school was not completed until Fall 1962. Ford was built to accommodate the student overflow from Mumford, Redford, and Cooley High Schools. When it first opened, Ford's north-side was a bare cinder-block wall. When removed a few years later, the school's classroom sections were connected to the auditorium and gym.[5]

Less than three years after the January 1955 ground breaking ceremony, Detroit's Henry Ford High School (located on Evergreen Rd, between Trojan and Fargo) opened its doors to 9th and 10th grade students on September 5, 1957. The school was built on a 23.5-acre (95,000 m2) site (costing $120,000), which was part of a parcel of land known as Southfield Woods. The building cost was $2.275M. At that time Ford consisted mainly of classrooms and a cafeteria – there was no 11th or 12th grade until the fall of 1959. Ford had no gym, auditorium, or laboratory facilities. Its initial capacity was designed for 1,225 people. The initial enrollment was 1,541 students and 64 faculty. Construction of additional facilities would be completed by the end of 1962.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 42°26′20″N 83°14′17″W / 42.439°N 83.238°W / 42.439; -83.238