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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Grand Haven High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grand Haven, MI. It has 1,930 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Grand Haven High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
253 responses
Average ACT
27
202 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$75,128
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$934
National
$949
Median Home Value
$211,000
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
  • Football games
    25%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Musicals
    10%
  • Candy Grams
    9%
  • Senior Skip Week
    8%
  • Homecoming Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,930
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,574
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,424/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Grand Haven High School Reviews

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I graduated in 2018 and I think GHAPS is an amazing district. GHHS’ teachers are all very equipped with preparing students for college. I understand that Grand Haven is not a racially diverse town, so the school is not in correspondence to that. As a POC, I sometimes found it difficult to connect well to my peers. But I did feel very welcomed by the teachers who loved to have cultural conversations. Additionally, I did not participate in sports, but the games were always amazing. Our athletes are trained well here, and GHHS offers a large variety of sports. But, I was a student interested in the arts and music. So I do feel partial to say that I wish that those areas of the school were more appreciated. Also, clubs were fun at GHHS. Students could join clubs that teachers led, or could form their own! I think the latter is an especially neat feature of this school as students know themselves the best, and is definitely a beneficial way for students to gain leadership experience.
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I am currently enrolled at Grand Haven High School, and will be a senior next year. I enjoy many things about GHHS, I think that the teachers are fantastic and the amount of opportunities is excellent. If you are thinking about coming to Grand Haven there are some things you should know, they make it difficult to get the resources you may need if you are lower-class. I am often forced to reach out myself, rather than be provided with support. Support for mental health here is abysmal, and there is not much focus or services. There is a heavy emphasis on sports, so if that is your thing, you're all set! There are many opportunities to join interesting clubs and to take challenging classes. If there is one take away from GHHS, make sure to advocate for yourself!! Email your teachers and guidance counselor, and don't squander the opportunities you are given.
The academic curriculum taught is well preformed. They have a wide variety of athletics to choose from however the prices are a bit high as well as very strict coaches. I have had some trouble in both departments. One huge factor that needs to be changed is the amount of bullying students are doing and that the staff are letting it slide. One day my senior year I was walking in school and wasn't shocked by what I heard because this is what goes on daily but disgusted that people think its okay. A group of boys were discussing the topics of depression, suicide, and rape. They think it's okay to go around and make jokes about the seriousness of mental health, while including phrases like "she was asking for it" while discussing rape victims. I have gone to staff members even the assistant principles numerous times to discuss the matters at hand and they said they would handle it but nothing ever changed. All I want is for Grand Haven High School to not be known as "Suicide Central."