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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ernest W. Seaholm High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Birmingham, MI. It has 1,297 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
2436 West Lincoln St
Birmingham, MI 48009
Telephone
(248) 203-3702

Ernest W. Seaholm High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
83 responses
Average ACT
29
183 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$112,545
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,330
National
$949
Median Home Value
$439,000
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
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 35 responses
Report
  • Football and the spring musicals
    34%
  • Field Day
    23%
  • Social events such as school dances!
    20%
  • Basket ball
    11%
  • None
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,297
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,887
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,309/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Ernest W. Seaholm High School Reviews

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Being in such an affluent district, Seaholm has tons of resources to help their students reach their full potential. Teachers are easy to reach outside of the classroom for help, there are an abundance of clubs and sports, and the curriculum is quite rigorous. I am currently a freshman in college and I feel that Seaholm prepared me fairly well. Contrary to popular belief, Seaholm's downfall is not the lack of diversity itself, but it's treatment and lack of support for its minority populations, specifically students of color and those who identify as LGBTQ. Seaholm does offer clubs for these groups, but thats about all the support that they receive. Most teachers, and even administrators turn a blind eye to the discrimination and harassment of minority students, and have done an extremely poor job of creating a safe learning environment for all students, along with not being intolerant of hate prejudice and discrimination.
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Overall my experiences at Seaholm High school was a positive one. While yes I did have a rough freshman year that could be chalked up to my mentality during that year. Once I put myself out there more I made an abundance of friends and enjoyed myself to the rest of my three years. The schools were taken care of and the education was better than what I had revived in my previous district.

However if I had to file a complement I would say that the school severely lacked diversity. As well as the students there holding certain ignorance against some of the students of different backgrounds. I would say that 90% of the student body were white and 98% of the teachers where the same. In the beginning this was why I had a hard time fitting in but eventually I adjusted. Also, while I would not say I have experienced racism all the time there were instanced I ran across that made me uncomfortable.
Seaholm was great for both my sister and myself! It has prepared us so well for college and the career world. It was great for both of us, despite our differing personalities. I am happy to say that Seaholm offered all the clubs I'd like to join. It also offered fabulous athletic opportunities for my sister to take part in and for me to watch. Go Mapes!