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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Avondale High School is an above average, public school located in Auburn Hills, MI. It has 998 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
About Avondale High School...
Address
2800 Waukegan St
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Telephone
(248) 537-6100
Website

Avondale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
81 responses
Average ACT
26
76 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,686
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Springfest
    15%
  • Caring and Sharing Week
    13%
  • Sports
    13%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Prom
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
998
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,085
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,541/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Avondale School has distinct experiences and opportunities has been EVERYTHING FOR ME. Our student's diverse backgrounds, based on parent expectations, involvement, relationships, influences their suggestions. For example, when we are organizing a dance throughout our school's program, we need all students, regardless of whether they are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American to share their ideas so we can be sure to include diverse songs. My active involvement in the National Honor Society has also given me the ability to understand the importance of championing every kid. As president of our NHS chapter, I have had the distinct honor of working with a diverse group of students and appreciate different perspectives. We are a group that represents many cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We express anyone can lead. I WOULDN'T have chosen to go anywhere else, as I am graduating from the district in a few months and will never forget my amazing experiences in Avondale!
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Personally I liked going to Avondale High School, although no kid is going to really love school but I know it was probably better than most schools. We had a lot of fun assembly's and we were pretty good with student empowerment which I think is very important. However I didn't like our administration very much and we always got rid of teachers that the students cared for the most which was sad. Some teachers seemed to always want to not trust us which made us angry but overall I liked it there!
Avondale High School was a great place to start my journey. Though parts along the way were bumpy, as all high schools are, it was the student involvement that makes Avondale such a unique place. The voices of the students are louder than any I've ever heard. Our main focus here is to be as comfortable and as empowering of a school we can be before we get sent off into the real world. When I was a sophomore, administration wasn't doing so well. Students were asking for change, yet no action was being taken. The seniors orchestrated a peaceful sit-down protest. The seniors were graduating in just a month, but they wanted to create a supportive environment for the underclassmen. This day changed how I view Avondale forever. Avondale is a place where leadership is valued and experience is unmatched. Every facet of the community is so involved and makes this place feel like home. For this reason, my experience has been excellent.