471 reviews
  1. Bloomfield Hills Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1020 East Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Telephone
(248) 341-5905

International Academy Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1390
98 responses
Average ACT
32
241 responses
AP Enrollment
Data not available

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 168 responses
Report
  • Olympics
    29%
  • Senior Skits
    19%
  • Group 4
    13%
  • Cultural Assemblies
    9%
  • Senior Prank
    8%
  • Enrichments
    7%
  • School play, community service, enrichment classes
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,371
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
108:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,400
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$19,860/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses

International Academy Reviews

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I love the IB education and the multitude of opportunities that accompany attending this school. All of the teachers are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help the students, two things which are greatly needed to get through the IB diploma program. Furthermore, the (mandatory) IB program at the school gives all students the chance to study overseas and presents a very challenging curriculum, thus preparing students for college. The community of the school is also outstanding; everyone is always eager to learn and very collaborative.

It is true that the school has somewhat lacking facilities, with no separate auditorium and poor bathrooms. However, the facilities are in no ay unmanageable or difficult to work around, and the great education makes the lacking facilities well worth it.

Overall International Academy is an outstanding school.
My experience at the International Academy has been nothing but positive. From the incredible teachers, who are always prepared to help out with anything, to the curriculum which helped me establish organizational skills and develop new ones, have all prepared me immensely for both college and adult life. By having pre established classes, I have been able to explore all types of subject areas, to truly discover what I have a passion for and what I want to pursue. The diverse student body has opened doors to cultures all over the world and has allowed me to create friendships for a lifetime. Overall, I will remember my high school experience extremely positively.
The International Academy, in my opinion, is a good public school. What I love most about the school is its diversity. You can find people of nearly every ethnicity and social group, and the interactions I've had with these open-minded people have really enhanced my global knowledge and introduced me to new perspectives. The IB curriculum is very challenging (and sometimes redundant), but I have heard from colleagues that it's worth it. Teachers here are hit-or-miss, but if you land a great teacher, you will really learn more. The building is what docks it down one star. IA is in an old elementary school, and there are (actual) holes in the wall, leaky floors, and missing ceiling tiles. Most of the rooms are also piping hot, super humid, or really cold. There are about 500 students within the school, but the hallways are crowded (worse than LA traffic) and grades must share a space that is used simultaneously as a cafeteria, auditorium, and gym. Btw, IA does not have sports.