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
1380
103 responses
Average ACT
32
243 responses
AP Enrollment

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.46 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
Report
  • Olympics
    28%
  • Senior Skits
    20%
  • Group 4
    12%
  • 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%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 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.77 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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.72 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses

International Academy Reviews

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International Academy is an IB school. The curriculum is quite rigorous - a place for students willing to challenge themselves. Since it's a small school, with only 600 students or so, there is a sense of intimacy among both students and staff. Teachers are very approachable. They are almost always available for one-on-one chats and assistance. Not only are students able to build closer relations with each other, but also with their teachers. At International Academy, teachers really do become students' friends.
However, International Academy does have its imperfections. As a small, and relatively new school (I attend the east campus - the newest one), there aren't as many clubs as a normal high school. But then again, this provides the perfect opportunity for hardworking students to create and manage their own clubs for something they're passionate in.
Review International Academy
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.