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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Grosse Pointe South High School is a top rated, public school located in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. It has 1,649 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
About Grosse Pointe South High School...
Address
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Telephone
(313) 432-3500
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Grosse Pointe South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
203 responses
Average ACT
29
362 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$132,390
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,591
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,400
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • I love homecoming week. It unites all the students
    36%
  • North Week brings the whole school together
    14%
  • I love going to football games
    12%
  • Art from different groups on the spirit rock
    10%
  • I like atttending Artfest every year
    9%
  • I like the open campus lunch
    5%
  • North week everyone gets arrogant but its fun.
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,649
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,133
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,727/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Grosse Pointe South High School Reviews

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There's a wide selection of courses with wonderful teachers. Academically, I felt challenged in some areas and comfortable in others, which helped me learn and grow productively.
I've never gotten food from the cafeteria, but we have open campus lunch, so many students go to stores that are just across the street. There are two cafeterias, plus you can eat outside.
There's a wide variety of clubs, but depending on the time commitment you'll have to pick and choose what you want to do most.
South is made up mostly of white students, so diversity unfortunately is very low.
Overall, the group of students is good and the academics are great. There is certainly a competitive atmosphere though, as students stress over maintaining honor roll and getting into a well-respected college. Surrounding yourself with good people and taking classes that interest you (including a balance of difficult and easier classes) is the best way to make the most of high school experience at South.
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The teachers at South are absolutely incredible. In my four years as a student, I didn't have a teacher I did not like. I have made some incredible friends there too. Great people! I would love to change the way administration runs the school though. Like most high schools, the students' opinions are not valued enough on different policies.
GPS is a good school. There is a wide variety of classes to pick from, and what isn't in a class is most likely a club! There is basically no violence, or at least no obvious brawls on school property, and everyone is good at coexisting. That said, there can be divides between the more liberal versus conservative people that separate the students quite starkly. Overall, it is a very pleasant school and I enjoy going here!