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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
1280
257 responses
Average ACT
29
398 responses
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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%

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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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.
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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.
I personally enjoyed my experience in the Forest Hills Community. I am African American and I attended Forest Hills Eastern. It was not as diverse as I would have liked it to be and it was full of clicks. The Math department wasn't the best at all. Majority of the teachers in the math department barely taught anything. I passed all of my classes and never had to retake anything only because I taught myself everything and used Khan Academy. The student helped our school get a bad rep and according to other school districts we were the "gated community." I wasn't apart of many clubs, but they seemed to be very welcoming and organized which helped many kids get involved. Overall, my friends and my focus on school helped my experience be better than I thought it would be!