C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
1331 Franklin St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Telephone
(616) 819-2000
Website

Grand Rapids Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
56%
Average SAT
1080
122 responses
Average ACT
24
151 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,232
Free or Reduced Lunch
81.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,250
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$263,934,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,527/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%

Grand Rapids Public Schools Reviews

16 reviews
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Grand Rapids Public Schools is a district concerned solely on their image and not with the quality of education their students receive. As a student of one of the highest ranked schools in Michigan, I can see that the education side of the GRPS administration is very lacking. I received a good education from great teachers, but the faces of GRPS did nothing to help the obvious problems with the other schools in the district; they simply gave the school millions of dollars to make it look nicer and newer and left the mangled, twenty year-old textbooks and under payed, overextended teachers to be dealt with by the students. Our technology in my own school was years behind others, even in our own district. My school personally was only given more money to use if we received excellent test scores, as if no smart boards or usable laptop carts were punishments for being average. I loved the experience I had with my peers and teachers, but the administration of GRPS is atrocious.
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I Loved GRPS They taught me so much through out my years attending. I learn life lessons, new material and got to attend amazing field trips. I also had to learn that the Real world is more than what we think. There are many great role models within the Grand Rapids Public community. They will take you in and treat you as there own good or bad. I appreciate the love and caring that I Feel attending that high school. It made me a better person and other peers. I Love GRPS it might not be anything to the other school districts but it means a lot to the low income communities and that’s the only things we have when it comes to education.
I have been attending Grand Rapids Public Schools since I was in kindergarten. All of the schools that I attended had amazing teachers who actually care about the students and how they will go. Certain schools offer courses that will help you plan for what you want to do in life. For example, Innovation Central High School offer 4 different classes of innovation (Business, Design and Construction, Engineering, and Health, Science, and Technology). I am enrolled in the Health, Science, and Technology school and they give us opportunities that aren't easy to get a hold of. I am in an EMT course which will allow us to do clinical rotations in an ambulance and at a hospital. That will allow the student to learn more about themselves, while also getting hands on experience.