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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Central High School is a top rated, public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,315 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
5901 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Telephone
(616) 493-8700
Website

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
108 responses
Average ACT
29
192 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$119,473
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,261
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,200
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    42%
  • School dances
    35%
  • Fundraisers
    8%
  • Spirit Week(s)
    8%
  • Cross country
    4%
  • Track and field
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,315
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,543
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,625/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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All the teachers at FHC are dedicated and passionate about teaching. They show their dedication to the students every day in the classroom. The students at FHC are supportive of one another and help each other through hard times. Students at FHC have a voice and are allowed to use that voice to bring about change in the school. The music and athletic programs at FHC are excellent. Opportunities are provided for the students. Clubs are easily formed and span all subjects in school. Overall FHC is a wonderful school and community to be a part of.
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This school has many great teachers that are passionate about their job and love helping their students. The school's administration is not very helpful and is very slow at responding to anything. The classes are great and they offer many different choices. There aren't many active clubs though our sports programs are great. College readiness is a bit dependent on the ability of the student but for the most part only showed up towards the end of junior year beginning of senior year.
I loved all the teachers. They always seemed to care in their own special way. They have a lot of different classes to take. They people always seemed nice too! Its a great school to go to.