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
59 responses
Average ACT
29
205 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
Data not available

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

23 reviews
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Teachers are great, the classes are difficult. There really isn't any bullying present within the building; everyone gets along. The sports and arts programs are amazing!
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I really liked the close-knit family oriented area of Forest Hills growing up. It was a great community filled with getting people involved in extracurriculars and sports, as well as funding and helping the community. A lot of different values across the board that are good to be surrounded with, high academic standards and sports teams to motivate other students, parents, and teachers alike to be pushed to their goals. Highly recommended area to live and start a family.
I have been in the Forest Hills Public School system since kindergarten and my experience has been nothing less than fantastic. Everyday when I went to school I felt that I was in a safe environment and was surrounded by incredible people and teachers that truly had my best interest in mind. I feel that I was given every possible opportunity and was taught the skills that would help me excel in college and in my future. One thing that made coming to school everyday was the school spirit. I was surrounded by an amazing community that really cared for the district and the people in it. One of the highlights of our districts are the clubs and activities. There is really something for everyone and it is so fun to be able to go to those events and be able to watch people do what they love and cheer them on. Finally, FHPS is one of the greatest districts and I am beyond thankful that I was able to spend the past 13 years there gaining my education and preparing for the future.