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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Douglas R. Welch High School is a public, alternative school located in Ionia, MI. It has 119 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
About Douglas R. Welch High School...
School District
Ionia Public Schools
Address
830 Harrison St
Ionia, MI 48846
Telephone
(616) 527-3530
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Douglas R. Welch High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
55%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,208
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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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
119
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,567/ year
National
$12,239
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Douglas R. Welch High School Reviews

2 reviews
Freindly staff, Feindly community, Small building, however the lunches are the only downside, we get leftovers from the other schools, and the school is a bit secluded on the far edge of town, giving it the "bad kids" vibe. many of the students here simply learn at different rates then most other schools teach at or simply had issues being part of a 500-1000 student body. The majority of students are good hardworking students but as with any school there is a 4-6% (probably higher as the school has an average attending class of 50-77) "bad kids". overall i am thankful for the oppourtunitys Welch provided me.
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It's a good school to go to if you don't like to be surrounded by hundreds of kids, theres about 80 students are enrolled there. The school teaches you the basics, which makes it 10× easier to learn everything. Teachers are usually pretty good with the students. The only thing not really good about it is the girls bathroom and the school lunches, they don't have much variety.