A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
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
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
123 responses
Average ACT
29
245 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
10,077
Free or Reduced Lunch
9.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,543
Teachers in First/Second Year

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 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!
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I went to Forest Hills Northern and loved being a part of the FHN community. Students there are very involved in extracurriculars, including Student Government, National Honors Society, theatre, and more. Although our football team could use some improvement, many students love the athletics programs, and boys and girls tennis is top notch!
I really love the inclusivity that Forest Hills Public Schools offers. At my school, we have an ethnically diverse student body, and this shows at our annual International Fair. The students and staff really enjoy visiting the booths, watching the ethnic dances, and tasting all the amazing food throughout the day.

Something I would like to change about my school is the traditional method of teaching that happens in many of the classes. Seeing as students attend school for seven hours every day, their time could be put to truly changing the world. Why don't we, instead of doing math worksheets, use our skills to write up a budget for a business plan or service project? The same could be applied in all the other subject areas as well. Writing proposals, figuring enviromental impacts, and researching the history of past business successes and failures could fill the curriculum requirements, while also giving students real life skills.