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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
East Kentwood High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,883 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Telephone
(616) 698-6700

East Kentwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1140
165 responses
Average ACT
24
184 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,519
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,700
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 207 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Powder Puff Football
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Musical
    7%
  • Relay for Life
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,883
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,854/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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I believe that East Kentwood High School is the greatest high school to attend. This school does NOT receive as much attention and credit as it should, for all of the great accomplishments it has achieved. East Kentwood has almost any opportunity you can think of. It ranges from good opportunities with academics, to sports and even building relationships. This school is extremely diverse and a great/safe atmosphere. It isn't a place where others judge you or attempt to put you down (this includes staff and students). However instead, everyone works together to better one another and help each other strive and be the best that they can be!
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I had a great experience at East Kentwood High School, however I am also aware that that is not the case for everyone at the school. East Kentwood's benefits come mostly from its vast resources. From the ice arena to the multitude of AP courses, there seems to be a little something for everyone in the school's incredibly diverse population. That being said, the available resources aren't always properly employed and like all schools not every teacher is up to par. I found that often times athletes were shown special attention and privilege due to EK being an athletic school. I also found that the school's huge population made it easy for some students to slip through the cracks and not get the attention that they probably need. While my experience at East Kentwood featured many terrific teachers, I also had my share of teachers that were downright failing their students.
I loved the diversity and opportunity I had at this highschool. The environment was filled with different ethnicity in both student and teacher! The atmosphere was both inclusive and supportive. I loved the range of sports offered throughout my years there! I did both swim and waterpolo and the coaches were amazing! I seriously wouldn’t pick any other school for my kids or friends children to attend. It was an all around awesome experience for me!