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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Byron Center High School is a highly rated, public school located in Byron Center, MI. It has 1,091 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
8500 Burlingame Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Telephone
(616) 878-6600
Website
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Byron Center High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
192 responses
Average ACT
27
107 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$62,745
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Football Games
    26%
  • Sporting events in general
    23%
  • Bulldog Chant during assemblies
    21%
  • Marching Band
    9%
  • Assemblies
    4%
  • Soccer
    4%
  • Different Fine Arts Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,091
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,636
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,634/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Byron Center High School Reviews

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I really have enjoyed my experience at Byron Center. Although there are minute things that I don't enjoy, the overall time I have got to spend at this high school, and school district in general, has been really awesome. There are many options for extracurriculars, including a diverse range of clubs as well as sports. I have loved getting to know different people in all my classes, as well as learning more about our school culture and how to promote it. This school provides its students with the tools they need to be successful while also allowing them to have fun while doing it!
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Byron Center High School is a very physically safe environment, however the diversity is quite lacking. Since the population is highly Caucasian, there tends to be ignorance where other races are concerned. However, the Byron Center School District is aware of this and is currently attempting to make the school a more diverse and accepting place for people of all ethnicities. Once the district becomes aware of its issues, the administrators do their best to fix them as quick as possible. The education provided by Byron Center is stellar, most if not all students eventually take an honors or advanced placement course. All the teachers and administrators truly care about not only the academic success of their students but also the lives of their students. Overall, Byron Center High School is a safe, academically-inclined environment that provides their students with the skills they need to become successful for college and life thereafter.
We moved to Byron Center for the individualized education available in the district. There is support for success at every level if you go and seek help. The option to dual enroll at GRCC is allowing my child to experience some college online courses her senior year. For the most part, the teachers are dedicated and are prepared to teach every day. The administration has done a great job of supporting the teachers, so that they can teach and impact our kids.