A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
2436 West Lincoln St
Birmingham, MI 48009
Telephone
(248) 203-3702

Ernest W. Seaholm 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
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1270
36 responses
Average ACT
29
144 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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
1,351
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
Average
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

Ernest W. Seaholm High School Reviews

174 reviews
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Seaholm high school is quite frankly, the land of endless opportunities. They provide students with the materials they need to strive and prosper for high school and beyond. They also provide students with hundreds of clubs, classes, and athletics to let students really find who they are and what they love to do. If I personally would want to change one thing about Seaholm, it would have to be the lack of diversity. I am 100% Albanian and have been raised in an Muslim household. Both those things are quite taboo at Seaholm because the general population is white and once you mention to them what ethnicity you are, things get weird and they do not know how to react.
Review Ernest W. Seaholm High School
A lot of teachers assign worksheet after worksheet in exchange for actually teaching the material. Engaging discussions in the classroom are hard to come by, which is worrying because I feel as if we are not adequately gaining the skills necessary to extrapolate and adapt to other situations requiring more critical thinking skills. There is a program at the school, called Flex, that blends history and language arts. If this program were extended to all students at the school, I think the students would benefit from the advanced courses that allow students to present ideas and have them commented on and critiqued in a constructive manner. Teachers, generally, have a decent relationship with students.
The teachers at the high school that I attended were all over the place. Some teachers were fantastic, while others were lacking. I was lucky enough to have some of the best teachers who mentored me into becoming the person I am today, but was unfortunate to have the complete opposite experience. It was clear that most of the teachers cared for their students, and wanted to see them succeed, but many failed to give the students an appealing lesson, that ended up boring us to tears. To add onto that, the teachers were very inconsistent with their grading methods, as some teachers used PowerSchool, and others didn't. In addition, many of the English teachers took forever to grade homework, and usually put in all of the assignments from the entire trimester into PowerSchool at the end of the trimester. In conclusion, I had some of the best mentors throughout my high school experience, though there were a few that were less than pleasing.