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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Ionia High School is a public school located in Ionia, MI. It has 877 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
250 East Tuttle Rd
Ionia, MI 48846
Telephone
(616) 527-0600
Website

Ionia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1130
46 responses
Average ACT
25
48 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,286
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    21%
  • Drumline in the halls
    15%
  • Homecoming, Homecoming Football games
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Blue Crew Bonfire
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
877
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,056
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,602/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Overall, I had a above average experience at Ionia High Scholl throughout the last four years. Most teachers are very helpful and are willing to use their personal time outside of class to help. There is a fair number of AP and Honors courses available, but I wish there would be a few more AP courses such as Chemistry and Physics. There is a lot of opportunities to get involved through sports and other extracurricular activities. Administration instills a good no-nonsense type of attitude that benefits the school. The one thing I believe Ionia High School is lacking, however, is school spirit. I feel like a lot of students are proud to attend this school and attendance at sporting events is often quite low, even in rivalry games.
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This school may not be perfect, have a ton of funding, or be conflict free but what it does have is something that I could not have found anywhere else. I have bonded with several teachers that are concerned with their students instead of their paycheck. There are many groups to be involved in such as band, forensics, or debate, and of course athletics! Most importantly Ionia High School is where I found myself and where I discovered who I want to be and what I want to do in this world; and that is what really makes it the best.
Academics are average, with the main intent of getting higher test scores. Diversity is horribly whitewashed, college advising is strongly encouraged and pushed onto students. Administration is new this year (2016-17) and going through some growing pains. Teaching staff is great, engaged with the kids they're teaching. Facilities are exceptional- minus not having a theater for arts performances/assemblies.