Dondero High School
George A. Dondero High School (formerly Royal Oak High School) was opened in 1927 in Royal Oak, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 57,236. It should not be confused with Royal Oak Charter Township, a separate community located nearby....

. It was named after former United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 congressman and Royal Oak School Board President George A. Dondero.


Due to declining enrollment, the school became a middle school at the beginning of the 2007/2008 school year. Dondero was closed following the 2005/2006 school year to allow for renovations, and district high school students from both Dondero and Kimball High School were consolidated. At the peak of enrollment, Dondero had more than 2,000 students. During the years prior to its closure, this number dropped to 852.

On October 31, 2006, the Dondero gymnasium was set on fire, causing extensive damage. Arson was suspected, and two teenage suspects were later arrested.
On October 20, 2007, The Building was officially re-dedicated as Royal Oak Middle School. The dedication ceremony took place at 4:20 PM in the restored auditorium housing three huge W.P.A. murals.

Notable alumni

  • Kevin Carrico  a director and cinematographer based near Detroit, Michigan.
  • Glenn Frey
    Glenn Frey
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      an American musician and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles.
  • Kyle Lemon-Pierce  an American musician and animator
  • Judith Guest
    Judith Guest
    Judith Guest is an American novelist and screenwriter. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and is the great-niece of Poet Laureate Edgar Guest .- Work :...

      an American novelist and screenwriter
  • Tom Hayden
    Tom Hayden
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      an American social and political activist and politician
  • Steve Stockman
    Steve Stockman
    Steve Stockman is a Republican politician who represented Texas's 9th Congressional District between 1995 and 1997.- Biography :Stockman was born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit. He graduated from Dondero High School....

    a Republican politician

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