A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Telephone
(313) 432-3500

Grosse Pointe South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
86 responses
Average ACT
28
250 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
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 66 responses
Report
  • I love homecoming week. It unites all the students
    39%
  • North Week brings the whole school together
    17%
  • Art from different groups on the spirit rock
    11%
  • I like atttending Artfest every year
    11%
  • I love going to football games
    11%
  • North week everyone gets arrogant but its fun.
    6%
  • I like the open campus lunch
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,671
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$12,149/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Grosse Pointe South High School Reviews

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Grosse Pointe South provides an exceptional education for all students. Even though the school isn't very diverse, they do not discriminate based on anyone's race, religion, appearence, etc. The school is very welcoming to all types of students. Teachers at this school are great; highly educated in their field and always open to answering questions and giving extra help to students in need of it. Overall Grosse Pointe South is a great high school, no wonder it is ranked so highly!
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As a senior at Grosse Pointe South, I can definitely say that I've enjoyed my time at my school. For the most part it's been a pretty good experience. The students are mostly well-behaved and there is a nice community atmosphere. The teachers are kind and outgoing and overall, very well-educated on their subjects. There are some teachers who I've really connected with; they'll go out of their way to care about students' wellbeing. There is some controversy over changes in administration recently regarding school's drug policies, but I think administration is just trying to better our school. While some students do live up to the school's snotty reputation, most students are kind and intelligent and the school makes for a great learning environment. The diverse amount of AP classes and sports were things that I really appreciated in my time here.
There is a hand full of teachers who really go above and beyond to engage their students in the lesson and who will reach out or be willing to work with students outside of class (three english teachers I have had experiences with over my four years and a few others I've never had classes with) about 75-80% are not really invested in each and every one of their students and are just there to do their job and most of them do it well, and their is also the 25% that need to consider a new profession all together. All but one of the language teachers are HORRIBLE!