A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Address
6230 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Telephone
(616) 698-6700
Website

East Kentwood High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1110
96 responses
Average ACT
24
167 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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 197 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Powder Puff Football
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Musical
    8%
  • Relay for Life
    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%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 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
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses
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East Kentwood High School Reviews

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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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East Kentwood High School is an amazing school filled with love, acceptance and diversity. We have students from over 66 different countries. As soon as you walk into the doors of East Kentwood you feel welcomed. You'll see people who look just like you in the teaching positions. East kentwood is not just another high school that goes over basic curriculum, they prepare you to transition into an adult. They offer classes that go over Mortgage, Loans, Taxes, Resumes , Child care, Healthy Relationships, Job Interviews, Public speaking, Current events, College and Drivers education. Their main goal is to help you become successful and to reach your full potential. I enjoyed being a student there. I found so many different activities to get involved in and ways to be apart of the community and make a difference. It feels weird calling it a school because honestly, it became My home.
East Kentwood is overall a wonderful high school to attend. There is a lot of pride and school spirit, numerous opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and a very diverse student body allowing friendships of all types. The classes are each 58 minutes long and you have 6 periods a day. A few cons:
The school lunch is terrible and we aren't allowed open campus lunch which is really disappointing due to the fact that we have multiple restaurants near the school. The majority of staff is nice but there definitely are a few teachers who could use some additional training. The last con is the Student Government process; class elections are practically a popularity contest opposed to a true election process. Our campus is very nice and our athletic facilities are up kept very well.