A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    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
1280
63 responses
Average ACT
29
209 responses

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
$64,302
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$114,789,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,364/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%

Forest Hills Public Schools Reviews

32 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!
The things that I love about Forest Hills Public Schools is the community. When it comes to the community, people are united as one regardless of what district the people are from. Teachers literally prepare students for college by making sure students are studying and are responsible for their own actions and the way they handle themselves. Literally in every event, parents are always there to support their kids, they go all out too by getting as intense as the students at a football game. Once in a while there will be times when students can be considered as not well due to the fact that some students do drugs and are not handling themselves well than they should be. The food is good surprisingly, compared to other schools, Forest Hills has it better than most schools.