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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
East Grand Rapids High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 976 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 2% in reading.

East Grand Rapids High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
2%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
194 responses
Average ACT
30
209 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$133,982
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,508
National
$949
Median Home Value
$353,700
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
976
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
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
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,616
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
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,764/ 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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It was an incredible facility. I loved every second of it. Each teacher offered that which is rare in the education setting: respect. Their love for their job and their students is unparelled by all. Similarly, the halls radiate with friendship. From my experience at other schools, the East Grand Rapids community cannot be matched. Friendships are inevitable.
To say that I am prepared for college is an understatement. I am eager to enter a more difficult academic scene and utilize all that I was taught in my wonderful four years in the heart of East Grand Rapids. There were ample oppurtunities to expand myself and diversify my interests while maintaining a strict academic scope. I was president of numerous clubs, the founder of more than 3, and a member of at least 10 clubs. I am so proud of my school.
The athletics are unmatched. With the most state championships in the state of Michigan, it is evident that athletics are a focus of the community. In all, this school saved my life.
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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.
Overall, EGR was such an amazing place to grow up. The community in general is very welcoming. Lots of supporters for school events. They are very big on sports and very hard working. EGR works to get the best education they can give. EGR high school has lots of great classes for everyone from honors classes, normal classes or online classes not provided at the school. Something special about the high school is their hour long off campus lunches. They are great for taking a breather off school and getting time for you. I wouldn't want to grow up in any other education program.