Fordson’s Class of 2012
Well as you may know, it is that time of the year! Graduations are approaching here for high school seniors and diplomas are to be awarded. Fordson also known as the tractors (their mascot) enrolls a lot of students every year. According to michigan.gov this year Fordson maintained over 2,400 students! 444 of them were seniors, but that is a ridiculous amount of students for a public high school. Dearborn Divine Child High School is a private school that has about 3x less than Fordson in student population numbers. One of the reasons being that Divine Child is a private Catholic school and also having tuition fees. That seems to be the only thing the Fordson tractors beat the mighty Divine Child falcons in though, is population. According to michigan.gov Fordson has had higher drop out rates as Divine Child has had little to none. The ACT scores are higher at Divine Child by quite a few number of points than Fordson. Michigan.gov reported that Divine Child’s average ACT score in 2011 was a 22.5, Fordson pulled in only at a 17. It seems to be that Divine Child pulls in more victories in sports than Fordson too. Even though, it is hard to compare as Fordson is a big public school placed into a different division. The low ACT scores, drop out rates, and population size do not necessarily make Fordson a bad school, but in the best of words, it is surely not as prestige as Divine Child. As Divine Child carries in excellence day in and day out.