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Overall Niche Grade
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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 617 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
650 52nd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Telephone
(616) 261-1800

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
1070
96 responses
Average ACT
25
58 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,689
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Median Home Value
$138,400
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Volunteer day is usually a fun time.
    16%
  • Homecoming Games
    15%
  • Dances
    12%
  • School plays
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    7%
  • Drama club activities
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
617
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
44.5%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

Grand River Preparatory High School Reviews

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I walked into my high school on the first day feeling like I was surrounded by family. Throughout my time here, I have been introduced to teachers who will do everything they possibly can to ensure that their students are cared for and classes that have been challenging yet incredibly rewarding. I have been offered so many AP classes that have helped me prepare for college education programs in addition to learning how to be responsible with my schoolwork. The sports available here have also enabled me to build strong relationships with my teammates as well as learn how to properly exhibit good sportsmanship. Coming to GRP has been the greatest decision I have ever made in my life.
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Grand River Preparatory is a very diverse and cultured high school. Grand River is smaller than the other high schools around, meaning the students and teacher can create a bond during school and keep that bond after the students graduate. Also, it gives a chance for all the students to get to know all their classmates. The teachers spend time after school to help their students in tutoring and also help them outside of school with emails.
This year, im a Junior. While this school is very good education wise, these last three years. Its really upsetting not to have any real food that doesn't come out of plastic containers. The school feels 100-200 student over capacity and it sucks getting around the school. Our teachers are absolutely amazing, they all really care about us and our education. Im bothered on grading though. Theres a single question on your tests that dictate if you get an A or a B. If you get even half a question wrong on the first half of the test, you cant get more than a C. You take three tests on what you're learning, you learn from your mistakes. All the people I know are very involved in what little we have to offer. We have very few sports; volleyball, soccer, basketball. If the school had enough funding for more sports, actual lunches, better classrooms, and got rid of students causing problems, this would be probably the best school you could go to.