This school was named after Henry Ford II who was the executive officer of the Ford Motor Co. He was also a member of the New Detroit, Inc., Detroit Renaissance and a former chairman of the National Alliance of Businessmen.
Ground was broken for HFII in 1971.
Ford II opened with students in the fall of 1973.
Ford II's inaugural graduating class of 1975 attended Eisenhower High School before coming to Ford II.
Newsweek/Daily Beast Magazine rated our school as one of the top public high schools in the United States four years in a row.
Henry Ford II was named one of the nation's most academically challenging high schools by the Washington Post.