Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade C
- Teachersgrade A minus
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A
- Health & Safetygrade A+
- Administrationgrade A minus
- Sportsgrade A+
- Foodgrade B+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade A minus
Ernest W. Seaholm High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Birmingham, MI. It has 1,309 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
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- grade A381 Students
- grade A+356 Students
- grade B+98 Students
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- grade B92 Students
- grade A72 Students
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- grade A+68 Students
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- grade B58 Students
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Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade A minus
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
- Football and the spring musicals32%
- Field Day22%
- Social events such as school dances!22%
- Basket ball11%
- Spirit Week3%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 28 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$19,151 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 31 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 31 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 31 responses
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Ernest W. Seaholm High School Reviews
Rating 4 out of 5 212 reviews
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Overall Seaholm is a very okay school. In some ways it excels. The cafeteria has lots of options, there are seating options throughout the school, there's a nice open courtyard for lunch. Technology is up to date and all of the facilities are fairly nice. Most of the teachers are absolutely wonderful. However, the school is predominantly white middle to upper middle class. A vast number of minority students have been treated differently by staff or harassed by their own peers. Quite a few students transferred to Groves. Being a lesbian here was scary on occasion. The curriculum (with the exception of FLEX) does not do enough to educate people on minority groups. Sports teams are overfunded; arts are sidelined. The district underpays teachers and throws money at unnecessary projects such as turf practice fields and a to-be three story gymnasium. It's very frustrating. There are plenty of great teachers and class options, but steps need to be taken in several departments.
Seaholm has offered me many opportunities for a great education and to really get involved in the community. I have had a positive educational experience at this school for the past four years, but one thing I would like to see change would be the diversity and acceptance. It took me a long time to find true friends and it was hard going through the judgments of peers, but I overall found true and loving friends in the end. Also, the bathrooms are gross!
I believe this school is great in terms of academics and extracurriculars. The teachers and classrooms are great for learning. However, diversity was poor. Only until I reached university did I realize how poorly it lacked diversity. The students there also tended to stay together by race. More diversity and inclusion would also encourage students to explore new cultures, as well. I'd like for students of all backgrounds to feel accommodated and motivated to learn.