A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
491 Columbia Ave
Holland, MI 49423
Telephone
(616) 355-0055
Website

Black River Public School Middle/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1350
15 responses
Average ACT
28
50 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Project Term
    32%
  • Fall Homecoming game
    18%
  • Senior skip day
    18%
  • Spirit week/Pep Rally
    14%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Ratfest
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
853
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,494/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Black River Public School Middle/High School Reviews

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Black River Public School is pretty awesome. It's challenging and offers many opportunities for students to better themselves whether it be in sports, math, politics, art, music, or anything else they might be interested in. Financial support is helpful too if the student can't afford some of the activities available.
I love it at Black River, because it has given me so many ways to study things I'm interested in along with the core classes. I can always ask for help if I fall behind and the school spirit is great. The classes are challenging and get more so every year, as the school prepares us for college, but when we finish our exams and head into the month of Project Term, we know it's worth it.
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Our children began as elementary students at Black River and are now both college grads. They attended rigorous colleges and felt extremely well prepared by BR's curriculum. BR is well run by an administrator who has been there since founding and understands its priorities of college prep and small school culture. Extracurriculars and clubs were varied and interesting, and the school is open to new clubs based on changing student interests. Faculty includes a high percentage of exceptionally devoted teachers who forge lasting relationships with the students. We loved the small class sizes, personal attention and parent involvement. Social acceptance is high, and our kids had good experiences with their peers. BR is college prep, so not necessarily for everyone, but that's what choice is about. BR has formed great relationships with area public schools - almost unheard of with charter schools. All the kids benefit from professional collaboration. BR was a great choice for our family.
Overall this school is very good with academics and a helpful atmosphere. The teachers are great! One thing that I would like to see change is more diversity, however.