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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  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 1,895 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
95%
Average SAT
1190
210 responses
Average ACT
27
195 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$73,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$890
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,900
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Musicals
    10%
  • Candy Grams
    9%
  • Homecoming Week
    7%
  • Senior Skip Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,895
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,528
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 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
$12,122/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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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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Grand Haven High School is where I grew up, and where I learned just about everything I know. And though I am grateful for the experience, I wouldn’t call it the perfect school. We have issues with vaping, mental health, student interactions and so much more, and I know a vast group of students who struggled at GHHS. I personally never had issues with any of these things, but it is something that can’t be ignored for those who do face it. With that being said, I met amazing individuals and teachers at Grand Haven, and I had the chance to take advantage of great opportunities. Grand Haven made me the person who I am today and I am incredibly grateful for that. Overall, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything but there are surely elements that need to be remedied.
My schooling experience has been very good through out the Grand Haven involvement. They care about the students and want them to succeed and be able to provide for them the means to reach those goals. Something however I noticed, and only in the high school years, is that the college preparation is slightly lacking. They do a good job giving students resources to discover career ideas and prepare for the standardized tests, but there seems to be a hole in the actual choosing of a university. There was a huge awakening my senior year when I needed to apply for colleges, because while I was learning about my personality and how to improve my SAT, I never was told how early I truly needed to start my application process and scholarship findings.