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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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
    A-
Grosse Pointe South High School is a top rated, public school located in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. It has 1,619 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
About Grosse Pointe South High School...
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
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
131 responses
Average ACT
29
300 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$119,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,392
National
$949
Median Home Value
$287,100
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.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • I love homecoming week. It unites all the students
    38%
  • North Week brings the whole school together
    15%
  • Art from different groups on the spirit rock
    11%
  • I love going to football games
    11%
  • I like atttending Artfest every year
    10%
  • North week everyone gets arrogant but its fun.
    6%
  • I like the open campus lunch
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,619
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,209
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Grosse Pointe South High School Reviews

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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!
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South is fine. That’s it. When people say that South is one of the best schools in Michigan that’s strictly from an educational standpoint. There are some very good teachers (and some not as good ones) and a wide variety of courses including APs that gets most of its students ready for college. The problem is the atmosphere. School spirit is practically non existent, the football games have no student section halfway through the 3rd quarter, we can’t get 200 people to buy tickets to a snow coming dance, and no one cares about anything except partying, drinking, drugs, vaping, and sex. It’s full of stuck up, ungrateful, ignorant, definition-of-rich-white-boy-stereotype brats that don’t realize how good they have it, or do but don’t care. It’s the clique-iest school in the world and I can’t wait to leave it.
Grosse Pointe South provides an excellent path to college readiness for all of its students. It's a highly competitive school, and pushes its students to become the best people and scholars that they can be. Their wide selection of classes and amazing staff helps make the school full of amazing opportunities. There are always friends, classes, activities, and clubs for every type of person. Not only that, but South also helps their students feel safe. Their staff is also some of the most well prepared people for emergencies. GPS also has the best counselors available for students who feel like they are being picked on, or feel like they don't quite fit in. The only downside to South is that there is a lack of decent food provided in the cafeteria, but that is compensated for by the open campus lunch. Attending GPS High School has been one of the most challenging, but rewarding experiences of my life. I cannot imagine feeling anymore prepared mentally and academically.