448 reviews
  1. Kentwood Public Schools
  2. 10-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
6230 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Telephone
(616) 698-6700
Website
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East Kentwood 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
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1090
58 responses
Average ACT
24
159 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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.34 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 178 responses
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Powder Puff Football
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Musical
    7%
  • Power Ball
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,936
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,818
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,138/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses

East Kentwood High School Reviews

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The teachers at East Kentwood are they BEST! They are very understanding and care about their students. Some are even available after school if you need any help. Teachers even give engaging lessons and also help struggling students. So if you're looking for a highschool to go to, I recommend EKHS because you will never feel left out because of the amazing diversity going on at the school.
Ive been a student at East Kentwood High School since I started as a freshman. Coming from a middle school, My first impression of East Kentwood was "Wow, this is a really big school." Ive gotten the chance to meet many people of many different races and cultures which is a good experience for anyone. I liked how there wasn't really any "cliques" in the school. Everyone was for the most part friendly with everyone. I feel that that is a good way to go through your high school career. Having the opportunity to get out your comfort zone and meet new people you never thought of meeting. I would like to see a few changes because there could always be room for improvement. I would like to see more students show up at sporting events. I like to see student support their teams more because there are so many talented students at East Kentwood that doesn't get much recognition. All in all, East Kentwood High School is a great place to spend your high school career.
My 3 years at East Kentwood are always event filled. The day before homecoming we have a pep assembly which is one of our most exciting days. The band starts off by playing our fight song before first hour and after sixth hour all 4 classes fill in the gym this year it was over 3,000 students! We dance, play games, and celebrate one another and our school.

The second thing that I enjoy about my school is Challenge Day. During Challenge Day they challenge you to " drop your waterline" and show the real you in a judge-free zones. It makes you feel closer and connected to the people that you go to school with in efforts that we can use that attitude out in the hallways.