Pershing High School

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]

In 2012 Kettering High School closed, and some students were rezoned to Pershing.[5]

The school is currently managed by the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), which took over control of the school in 2012.[6]

In 2014 a teacher used a broom to attempt to break up a fight between two students; as a result,[7] she was fired by the EAA.[6] 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.[8]

Notable alumni

References and notes

  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. "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"
  6. 1 2 AlHajal, Khalil. "Teacher fired for using broom to break up Detroit classroom fight." MLive. May 6, 2014. Retrieved on May 8, 2014.
  7. "Detroit teacher fired after breaking up fight with broom." Fox News. May 6, 2014. Updated May 8, 2014. Retrieved on May 8, 2014.
  8. Zaniewski, Ann. "Teacher who used broom to break up fight sues EAA" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. June 9, 2015. Retrieved on July 3, 2015.
  9. 1 2 Maynard, Micheline. "Levi Stubbs, 72, Powerful Voice for Four Tops, Dies." The New York Times. October 17, 2008. Retrieved on November 7, 2012.
  10. "Willie King". Peach Basket Society. Blogspot. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
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  12. Ellis, Vince (August 16, 2012). "Ex-Spartan, Piston Ralph Simpson fond of his ABA, Pershing days". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  13. "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

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