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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 1,945 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 54% in reading.
About East Kentwood High School...
Address
6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Telephone
(616) 698-6700
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East Kentwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1130
275 responses
Average ACT
24
197 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$63,382
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$866
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,000
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 210 responses
Report
  • 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
1,945
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,300/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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East Kentwood High School Reviews

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East Kentwood is the best place to go to school! The diversity is unmatched by other surrounding schools. EK prepares you for the real world by encouraging students to be leaders and by providing students with the necessary tools to be successful wherever their future may take them. The staff truly care about the students and actively make an effort to connect with students and build personal relationships. I feel that EK has prepared me to be a successful college student, and has taught me lessons that will extend far beyond my years in school.
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I love the teachers, the students, the diversity, everything about it. All four years of kentwood I have felt super welcome which was great because I was nervous going there at first because I didn't grow up in kentwood public schools. I didn't know what to expect because I hadn't heard the greatest things about kentwood but I ended up LOVING IT! You can meet new people every single day and they have so many different sports, clubs, and activities you can join. The teachers are amazing (especially the AP Teachers I've had) and the track and field program is also super great! There's definitely a stereotype about Kentwood but I STRONGLY disagree with that stereotype.
I’ve been going to this school for almost 4 years now, and it has been the best possible place for my high school experience! We are the most diverse school in the state, as well as the seventh most diverse school in the nation. We have great staff and faculty who care about the students, and we excel in academics and sports.