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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Grand River Preparatory High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 625 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Grand River Preparatory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1080
114 responses
Average ACT
25
61 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$52,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,800
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Volunteer day is usually a fun time.
    15%
  • Homecoming Games
    14%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • School plays
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
625
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
44.5%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

Grand River Preparatory High School Reviews

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Grand River Preparatory High School, in just a few words, is a diverse, challenging, and friendly experience. The school is very diverse, with people of all ethnicity and all cultures found in great proportion to the whole population of the school. The school challenges you to do the best you can by requiring that you take and pass two AP classes and volunteering for 60 hours. There is a wide array of available AP classes, allowing you to have freedom in choosing what will suit your interests. In addition, to graduate, you must be accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university to ensure you can succeed should you choose to go to college. What could change for the better is the seriousness of completing work on time. Almost every class accepts late work, and many give no severe penalties (greater than 10% deduction). The school has most popular sports, the ones missing being football and baseball. Altogether, it has been a great experience and there are no regrets.
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Grand River Preparatory High School excels in academics. They offer a wide variety of AP courses. They also partner with Davenport University to offer dual enrollment opportunities. The staff is willing to stay after or before school to tutor and answer questions. I compare with other schools in the area and the only faults I see in Grand River Prep comes down to sports. Sports are almost intramural. They do not have ceremonies or praise sports. This is an academic focused high school. If you plan to go to colleges or universities after high school, I would definitely recommend this school to all that question me.
My experience at Grand River Prep was amazing. My staff I found to be some of my best friends and supporters while also teaching subjects they all seemed to love. I had the blessing of going to this school and academically achieving great things do to, in large part, the dedicated teachers. I played three sports and would have loved to see the students at my school fill the bleachers in support. Unfortunately I can’t say that ever happened. This is a great school academically. I just wish it could find more pride.