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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Spring Lake Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Spring Lake, MI. It has 2,472 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Spring Lake Public Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Elementary Schools in Spring Lake Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
190 responses
Average ACT
26
129 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,472
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,485
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$26,330,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,605/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$55,788
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,700
National
$184,700

Spring Lake Public Schools Reviews

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I loved the amount and quality of opportunities I received. Through connecting with teachers, I was able to lead clubs through school-wide activities or participate in a high school student swap for the day. Whenever an issue arose, there could always be a willing person to hear you out. The teachers were flexible with projects occurring or sporting event conflicts.

Spring Lake has very little diversity, and because of that the lifestyle and way of teaching are very white-washed. Most of the community is openminded to other ideas, but these people tend to think alike.

Sports teams gave the illusion of being inclusive, however, they were anything but. Teams are set before tryout start usually, because of the politics behind them. Parents feel entitled to having their children on the team since they have donated so much money to the cause. I would like to see encouragement for anyone with interest in the sport to try-out because many are too scared.
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I loved going to the middle school here. It was the old high school so it had always been nice, but just recently they added and expanded on the library and every classroom. Outstanding environment and amazing the advancement of technology in classrooms. The library was an amazing sight, along with the rest of the school! The Grabinski football field is huge and right on the bayou, along with the old soccer field. They also have baseball diamond and tennis courts. While I was there, they added a ton of cool activities to the back field and have so many cool customs and traditions. Couldn't love it more!
I have found many things good about my experience at Spring Lake High School along with many things I dislike about my time here. The pros are the amazing community of people involved with the theater program and how strong they are. There are also plenty of supportive teachers who go out of their way to make their students feel valuable and worthy. On the other hand, I feel as though our school is geared toward student-athletes. For the kids involved in any sport, they have superiority over other kids as well as faculty. They tend to get away with practically anything and have most things given to them. I think the best way to improve SLHS is to remove the need to be a student athlete to find success.