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About This School

Fordson High School is a public high school in Dearborn. The principal of Fordson High School is Mr. Youssef Mosallam, who can be contacted at mosally@Dearbornschools.org. 2,314 students go to Fordson High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 76% of the 2,314 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fordson High School is 23:1. Advanced Technology Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.09% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 61%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Very unprofessional if a student needs help the staff will help just for a moment and leave no help is there? but if you go after school tutoring it's a jungle. Rates in testing and student activity is horrible.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended Fordson and my daughter is now there to be honest I am now looking for a home and it must be in the Fordson area. I have another 3 kids that I want to go to Fordson. Its a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hi im Hassan Elghoul i graduated from fordson in 2009 and honestly it was fordson is the best school! Theres alot of good memories i had i miss fordson and i still remember my first day in 2005 when i was a freshmen my first class i ever had at fordson was a art class in room F 204. With mr bazzi. So over all fordson is my favorite school i met lots of nice folks there.

  • (3 years ago)

    the school is 95% arabic - mainly lebonese poor admisinstration no opportunities overcrownded dispikable its unfortuanate that this once marvel is now a trash heap

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm a student in Fordson and it's not as good as I expected. Teachers don't really care if you do your work or not. Also the schools is very unorganized and doesn't know how to deal correctly with different problems and situations.

  • (4 years ago)

    At our school we are over populated but you wouldn't notice it with all the talent and potential our students have. We come together in sporting events. We have such a great architectural building. We have a great football team and other sport teams.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student at this school and its a really good school to go to

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school where kids ccan have fun and work hard at the same time. Fordson also has great teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    Fordon is one of the best schools. I am a Fordson graduate. We have great teachers who are willing to help out students. When i was in high school i used see college students coming back to their old teachers for help. It shows that they really care. The principle is strict but he has good policies that will bring more order to the school. Many of the students are very smart. I love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    Fordson High School is a great school. Lots of staff members really work hard in turning around the school. Staff meetings always take place and suggestions for improving the school are made. The school has improved enormously. Ask the teachers how many times they see their students who have graduated and became doctors and such. Also you don't always need literature to post a response. Just an opinion and a hint of logic.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fordson High School is one of the best schools in Michigan. Great teachers who are helping our childerns' to learn. However every school has clowens but Fordson has high number of students. Infact Mr. Fadlallah flipt the school 180 decrease. He is trying hard to make it a good school with his strick rules. anyways im a student from fordson

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a horrible school. I attend it and have one more year to go after I finish my current year. To show how uneducated the school actually is look at how the person below me tried explaining how smart the school is. Not the best use of literature.

  • (6 years ago)

    one of the best high schools in the state of michigan and top 10 in the US....

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow best school ever.. people are great. If u want a highschool memory go there. A really fun an a good educated school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is just like any other it has a couple of children who mess around but all around this school has a great education system. three generations of my family has graduated from Fordson and hopefully more to come.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's not really a school environment and simply by looking at the test scores you'll find FHS to be below all State averages lowest among all other High Schools in the city. This was not always the case but it started when a new administration took over under Mr.Fadlallah . The previous administration really had a grip on things as FHS was a pleasant learning environment. By the way I am of middle eastern descent and has nothing personal against Mr. Fadlallah's ethnic background. I recommend the replacement of this administration with one that really encourages students to learn and stay in school instead of discouraging them with intimidation and fear tactics. If the future of your children is important to you you need to join me in demanding a change; just take a look at the sad test scores.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children currently at Fordson and one who is a Fordson Graduate.... I am very disappointed at the leadership currently in the school the school is run like a prison camp and they take very little interest in what the parent or student has to say for example they had put my child in a advanced math class by mistake I made several phone calls and kept getting pushed from the counselor to the assistant principal who by the way never called me back after my several calls. As a result my child was kept in advanced math not one but two semesters and failed both this is just one example it's like they really don't care. The principal is doing a very poor job the school has gone down hill. When Paul Smith was principal things got done.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fordson High School is a really nice and fun school to be in. That does not mean partieing and having fun is wat we do here but we also learn and the learning here is strict. Mr.Fadlallah(principal) is such a nice yet strict principal but he makes rules to help us. Fordson High School is the high school that i encourage your child to go to.

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