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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Ionia Public Schools is a public school district located in Ionia, MI. It has 3,049 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
250 East Tuttle Rd
Ionia, MI 48846
Telephone
(616) 527-9280
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1130
50 responses
Average ACT
25
48 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,049
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,056
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$28,533,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,602/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Ionia Public Schools Reviews

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The school keeps cutting classes for the students that want to do well and continue challenging themselves academically. The school centers itself around athletics instead of academics. Academics should come first in schools, not athletics. Athletes are constantly being let by because they are what is important to the school. It has started to improve with new administration, but there are still many kids that cannot be controlled. The incoming classes keep coming in more disrespectful than the last. This could be because of a lack of enforced rules in lower schools or just a lack of proper parenting. The school need to take control of the kids who need it, but without punishing the kids that are doing their best.
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My time at Ionia Public Schools was an overall good and fulfilling experience. Most of the teachers are very good at engaging with students and having meaningful lessons. They really care about the success of their students and their personal lives. The one thing I would change is the sports programs. Politics play a big part in who gets to play, and the best players don't always get to play more than someone who has a well-known family. For instance, a soccer player was not allowed to play soccer as a Senior, but now plays for a semi-professional team. He is not a bad kid either, and was willing to do anything to play. The academics were good with many AP opportunities, but the sports were a let down.
At Ionia Public Schools, I do not think that the atmosphere is that great at all. I do not feel that students are well cared for by the administrators or the teachers, which leads to a poor school environment. Also, it is very hard for the students that are trying to make the school a better place to do so because not many students want to go the extra mile to make Ionia Public Schools a great place to be.