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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
East Grand Rapids High School is a top rated, public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 990 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
2211 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Telephone
(616) 235-7555

East Grand Rapids High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1290
89 responses
Average ACT
30
164 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$118,393
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,395
National
$949
Median Home Value
$303,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Football games
    30%
  • Spirit week
    27%
  • Any athletic event and Healthy High
    18%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Attending dances with friends
    9%
  • Senior Retreat
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
990
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,156
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,982/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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East Grand Rapids High School Reviews

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Overall, I believe the teachers and the people use their voices to the advantage of the student body. People here don't seem to be afraid to speak up for what they think is right, whether it seems morally correct to others or not. Everyone here is a big voice, and I think they know it. The faculty are some of the friendliest, most accepting people you will ever meet, but they, too, aren't afraid to use their voices. Although in some instances, this isn't the best thing, the people here have definitely had positive outcomes for fighting for things they believe is right or correct, even if it's just in our school. People here are loud in the best ways. They use their voices as an art, through different curriculums, events, and even volunteering. We always have something better to fight for, and that's where I know my school never faulters- they are always willing to put up that fight.
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Although East Grand Rapids gets a reputation of "The Bubble", the overall experience from the past two years has been good compared to what I have heard from students who go to neighbouring schools (Forest Hills, Lowell, Grand Rapids Christian, etc.). The curriculum is very centred around the student. With guidance counsellors to help you choose classes, you really set your own pace. The teachers here, with some exceptions, deeply care about not only your grades but your mental stability as well. There are signs around the school and in classrooms reading, "You are Safe Here". East Grand Rapids also is preparing me for college. Most students here pursue the path to go to college, and the school helps prepare them. With AP classes available and programmes like IB and KCTC, it is easy to get college credit at a fraction of the price. They have a great athletic program, but always put academics first. Their pool and weight room are state-of-the-art.
I've attended East Grand Rapids Public Schools since kindergarten and I'm currently a senior at the EGR High School. After being in the East Grand Rapids education system for almost 13 years, I can agree with most that the education that the school offers is excellent. The classes that I have taken have molded me into an academically rigorous student with a passion to learn. I wouldn't trade my academic experience at East for anything in the world.