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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
East Grand Rapids High School is a top rated, public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,011 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
About East Grand Rapids High School...
Address
2211 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Telephone
(616) 235-7555
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East Grand Rapids High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
153 responses
Average ACT
30
191 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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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
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$125,180
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,489
National
$949
Median Home Value
$325,500
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.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Football games
    27%
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Any athletic event and Healthy High
    17%
  • Musical
    12%
  • Attending dances with friends
    10%
  • Senior Retreat
    6%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,011
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,346
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,701/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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East Grand Rapids High School, a school exalted for excellence and academics, is defamed and denounced inaccurately and unfairly time and time again from underachieving, impudent students.

"Though the school projects an image of excellence, it fails to meet all if the ideals and expectations that it has set for itself in a multitude of ways," another student wrote. I, and countless well-respected colleagues of mine disagree wholeheartedly. The school accommodates a lust for rigor much more than it aides the 'autopilot' students. Excellence, in this situation, is only as high as its, well, least excellent students - and, in this case, some aspects of the review are, in fact, true.

Other reviews don't do the institution justice. Many negative reviews state simply negative aspects of the school without support. I, for one, have never experienced most of these negative yields - and the school is small enough where there should be a consensus.
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East is a very tight knit community where everybody knows everybody. This Had it’s benefits and downsides. If you have a bad rap, everybody will catch ears and you’ll probably have a hard time integrating and shaking a reputation. From my experience, people are pretty nosey and parents have way too much of a voice in athletics. But, athletics are absolutely a huge part of the culture and are absolutely competitive/successful year in and year out. Academics are top notch and definitely prepared me for college. The student body isn’t very diverse at all. My experience was alright but the community has definitely changed quite a bit since my graduation. Personally believe the younger families moving in are much more pretentious. Just depends on what kind of culture you want to exposure your family to.
East Grand Rapids High School is a perfect example of the American suburban high school, from the outside. On the inside, it is a mismanaged, ill-organized, and hostile environment, and I would take great pity upon anyone who would be forced to incorporate into the school's culture and society. Though the school projects an image of excellence, it fails to meet all if the ideals and expectations that it has set for itself in a multitude of ways. In every sense of the word, this high school is a failure. It fails to meet the expectations that it has set for itself, and in truth is a paradoxical image to that of the image as which it is often portrayed. It's operational, and logistical systems function as well as a madhouse, and it needs to be restructured to the greatest extent possible.