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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Forest Hills Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 9,975 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
About Forest Hills Public Schools...
Address
6590 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Telephone
(616) 493-8800
Website

Forest Hills Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
281 responses
Average ACT
29
411 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,975
Free or Reduced Lunch
9.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,543
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$114,789,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,625/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    3%

Forest Hills Public Schools Reviews

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I have attended Forest Hills Public Schools my whole life and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Now a high school senior, I attended Ada Vista Elementary, which feeds into the Forest Hills Northern school branch. I'd say Forest Hills Northern is the most community-oriented, united and diverse of the three Forest Hills branches. All of my teachers were qualified and experienced, there's a wide range of extracurriculars (clubs and sports) and AP classes available, and the school thrives upon unifying, school-wide activities. I would absolutely recommend Forest Hills Public Schools; to me, it is an all-encompassing school where anyone would want to send their children to.
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Forest Hills Public Schools has many amazing K-12 schools! No matter which ones you go to, they are many opportunities throughout every school. They prepare their students very well for the future, and most of the students continue their education in college and succeed because of the well preparation from their experiences in high school at Forest Hills.
Over my 12+ years in the Forest Hills Public Schools district, I would say that I've had a pleasant overall experience. Academics are quite emphasized, with a decent amount of AP classes offered in high school and a few academic clubs available from elementary school and onward-Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz bowl to name a few. Athletics are very good as well, with many varsity teams of various sports and quite a few teams making it to state level competitions, like FHE Tennis, Lacrosse, and Cross Country. Some areas that could be definitely improve would be diversity, college/life readiness, and school spirit.