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Overall Niche Grade
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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 9,899 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 72% 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
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
346 responses
Average ACT
29
434 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,899
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,558
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$114,789,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,400/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%

Forest Hills Public Schools Reviews

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Forest Hills Public Schools is a very well put together district. I attend Forest Hills Northern, which contains more diversity than the other schools, and the school is very well known for that. The teachers are very kind and always there to help students and faculty in the best way possible; not just in the classroom, but outside as well. Sports are a major focus in the schools, with Northern's top sports being tennis, soccer, and basketball I would say. I would definitely recommend this district, especially Forest Hills Northern to any that is moving to the area and is looking for education. There are also many different languages and immersions that students may start in pre-k schools, including English immersion, Spanish immersion, and Chinese immersion.
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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.
The student body is very friendly and welcoming, the academics and sports are excellent and there are lots of great teachers. The food is okay and the counseling/main offices have a lot of delays in getting back to students. Other than that, great school!