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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 1,542 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Grosse Pointe South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
274 responses
Average ACT
29
435 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$132,853
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,416
National
$949
Median Home Value
$341,500
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • I love homecoming week. It unites all the students
    35%
  • North Week brings the whole school together
    13%
  • I love going to football games
    11%
  • Art from different groups on the spirit rock
    10%
  • I like atttending Artfest every year
    8%
  • I like the open campus lunch
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,542
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,695
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$13,690/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Grosse Pointe South High School Reviews

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Grosse Pointe South is an excellent high school! My son started at South in 9th grade. He is currently a senior. The school offers challenging academics, and prepares all students for college. Moving from another state was challenging for my son, but the environment at South is welcoming. It was easy for him to make friends. All his teachers are responsive. The students at South are friendly and the environment is safe. My son wasn't into sports, but there are so many clubs and activities for him to participate in. Parents are encouraged to get involved, if their schedules permit. The administration has always been welcoming and communication is great! Students are encouraged to do their best, but my son isn't overwhelmed. I feel the teachers and staff at South provide a challenging, and rewarding environment, where all students feel safe.
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The Grosse Pointe South High community is welcoming, accommodating, and involved. The student body is rather homogenous, with only a few black students per grade and barely any asian or latinx students.
Some notable points of the academics are a superb ceramics course, a dynamic history and social sciences section, and a comprehensive and attentive math department and faculty.
Overall, South's academics are nearly on level with some private college preparatory schools, though they do miss the mark with some aspects of that type of scholarly experience. For instance, many teachers assign copious busy-work in place of meaningful, intersectional assignments. Though, this is not entirely the fault of the teachers; it is unfortunately rare to see students at South with drive and/or a genuine passion for learning.
In order to fully enjoy the opportunities presented by a school such as Grosse Pointe South, an open mind, responsibility, and ambition is needed.
Grosse pointe South has always put academics on top. There are many different variations of help centers as well to ensure that you have the tools you need to become an even better student. Grosse Pointe South also has many variations of clubs and extracurricular activities for students to join after school hours. I would like to see more cultural education and possible clubs at south. I feel ny doing this, we will be able to educate the mainly caucasian student body on practices and beliefs of other cultures, so that they may be prepared in the future to be respectful to their peers.