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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  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
    B-
Griffith Institute High School is an above average, public school located in Springville, NY. It has 582 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Griffith Institute High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
69 responses
Average ACT
28
17 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$612
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,400
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Homecoming
    33%
  • School trips
    33%
  • The Volleyball tournament before winter break
    17%
  • Marching band parades
    8%
  • School softball games and tennis matches
    4%
  • Sports events
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
582
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,602
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,516/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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The teachers at SGI are very likable, but in truly depends on the teacher and subject. Some of my past teachers did not seem willing to help me when I really needed it but other put through and helped more than they needed to. My English teacher for ninth grade (as well as my AP Language and composition teacher) was someone I saw every day because I had her for class and as a homeroom teacher. Out of all the years of knowing me she still seemed, I hate to say it, but lazy! Rarely near the end of the school year was she in class on Friday, she didn't seem to enjoy her job and I feel that she could have done a better job at helping her AP students understand how the AP exam works. However, not all teachers were like her; for my AP US History class I had a wonderful teacher that was so interesting that every student seemed to pay attention. He wanted us to succeed in life and gave us his personal views as well as cold facts about adulthood and the responsibilities we would face in college life. I love history and I am glad to have had such a truthful and respectable teacher in my student life. The only teacher I can think that was not very organized with grading in my chemistry and now physics teacher. She is a very nice woman but is easily distressed with us because several of my class are lazy and uninterested in doing their homework. She doesn't always sort out her papers and once yelled at the guy I sit next to for not completing a quiz when in reality she must had not turned the paper over to check the backside answers. I haven't run into a teacher that was a real menace yet in all of my years at SGI. I have attended the Springville Griffith Institute since I was a kindergartener, so I have an abundant amount of insider knowledge on the school and staff regarding age groups and academic levels. The communication between the students and the staff is actually quite disappointing partly due to the students fault.
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Overall I enjoyed my experience at Griffith Institute. It's important to get involved in the activities offered by the school to make the most of your high school experience. Most of the teachers are very helpful and interested in the well being of their students, however there are a few that I didn't really care for. I took a number of the AP classes offered but found that this district does not offer as many as other districts in the area. The community is really involved and always comes out to support sporting events, musicals and other activities.
My school is located in a small farming community and because of that we are a tight knit group. What makes my school unique is that any function that is happening within the school, the entire community old and young becomes involved. My favorite experiences in school were any functions that included the school band that I was involved in such as Dairy Fest, Pageant of the Bands, Homecoming, and Memorial Day Parades. My high school years were amazing not only because of the wonderful teachers I had but also because of the great friends that I made. If given the chance I would experience high school all over again.