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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Lake Schools is an above average, public school district located in Saint Clair Shores, MI. It has 1,720 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

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Middle Schools in South Lake Schools

High Schools in South Lake Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1050
117 responses
Average ACT
23
64 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,720
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$26,410,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,547/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$56,674
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,200
National
$184,700

South Lake Schools Reviews

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I have had two daughters move through SL Schools. We were pleased with staff and buildings. Whenever help was necessary, it was provided. Concern for students was constant. I appreciated the size of the district. It provided an opportunity for staff and students to get to know each other well. SL is a very diverse district as well. The opportunity to learn about other cultures and backgrounds is important and vital to real world experience. There are many programs offered at the high school including, but not limited to, auto, art, marketing, band, and Culinary Arts. There are three elementary schools available and one middle school. Buildings have been modified and updated. Busing is available to all five schools in the district.

I wholeheartedly recommend SL Schools!
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This year the teachers and new principal at Avalon Elementary in South Lake Schools have worked very hard to create a positive learning enviornment for all students. The theme of the school is AVALON ROCKS! Students strive to follow the Avalon expectations each and every day. Individual students and whole classrooms are recognized for being on task, kind, cooperative, repsonsible, respectful, and having self control.
Individual learning for students is reinforced through walk to read, math stations, and special groups to support reinforcement and enrichment! The staff is kind, loving, and supportive of students. It is a great school community to be a part of.
South Lake High School has lots to offer for students looking for a great education. South Lake is a small district, allowing the students to connect to the teachers on a personal level. The school also offers great extracurricular activities including National Honor Society, book club, C2 Pipeline and much more. The students are able to have small classrooms and get to know each individual student and aren't just a face. In conclusion, South Lake High School is a great choice in furthering your education.