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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jenison High School is a highly rated, public school located in Jenison, MI. It has 1,400 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
2140 Bauer Rd
Jenison, MI 49428
Telephone
(616) 457-3400
Website
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Jenison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
200 responses
Average ACT
27
138 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$64,794
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Plays/Musicals
    21%
  • School dances
    20%
  • Football
    19%
  • Basketball
    8%
  • Choir concerts
    7%
  • Mock rock
    5%
  • Clubs
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,400
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,800/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Jenison takes academics very seriously and the music/theatre program is astonishing! However, the way the administration handles student issues is not very effective or beneficial to the school. They are very on and off about how seriously they take our dress code and hardly believe that we can take care of ourselves as growing adults. Misbehaving students constantly get away with their antics, and students who make one small accident/misunderstanding get harsh consequences despite the fact that they did nothing wrong. But other than that, they keep us occupied with clubs and activities, which makes the whole experience more lighthearted.
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I have gone to Jenison schools for all of my educational life, and it was wonderful. In high school specifically, I felt very welcomed and safe, and it was a warm and happy environment. The school works hard to make sure everybody feels like they have a place in that school, such as in our amazing music and theater programs, our multiple art classes, and countless active clubs. The Jenison High School experience was one to remember! If I were to change one thing, I would wish for more diversity, almost the entire student body and staff is white.
Jenison High School is a very successful and put together school. While they are not perfect, they know how to educate and help students succeed. The staff are incredible. They are kind, creative, and adaptive. The teachers here are more than capable of preparing you for your future, that is if you put in the effort as well. Jenison offers a wide variety of courses that lets the students explore different fields they could pursue. It also helps to develope interests. In terms of diversity, Jenison is lacking a bit. Its student body and staff are mainly white. Few African-Americans and Hispanics are sprinkled throughout the grade levels. This is a bit unfortunate since it does hinder the worldly experience students should be experiencing earlier in life. While I do think Jenison High School needs some work on diversity and some progressiveness in other areas, I'm glad I could have the opportunity of going to a school that could help to get me where I need to be.