A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2211 Lake Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Telephone
(616) 235-7555
Website

East Grand Rapids High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
37 responses
Average ACT
29
130 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
982
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
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,331
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
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,795/ year
National
$11,890
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

East Grand Rapids High School Reviews

178 reviews
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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.
Review East Grand Rapids High School
Every high school student, at some point, complains about one or more of their teachers due to being frustrated with their teaching or grading styles: that is a given. And yes, I have partaken in said activity more than a few times. However, it has not been until recently that I have realized what truly dedicated and caring teachers EGRHS hires; talking to other students from all around Michigan that struggle with unmotivated mentors has opened my eyes to the genuine quality of the staff at East. Although they may teach a scarcely diverse/extremely sheltered group of suburban teenagers, they expand the bubble that is EGR and broaden our intelectual scope through interesting lectures and occasionally discussions. Every teacher gives far more than is expected of them, nevertheless, the dullness of daily lessons could be spiced up and more applicable to real life situations.
East is one of the top high schools in Michigan, so I definitely received a great education from there. The student life however, wasn't so great. I spent every year there wishing I was in college and counting down the days until I left. That's why I looking to go to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, so I can escape the norm of East students going to Michigan colleges, and that's why I'm applying to so many scholarships, so I can pay for Illinois.