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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Melvindale High School is a public school located in Melvindale, MI. It has 889 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
18656 Prospect St
Melvindale, MI 48122
Telephone
(313) 389-3320
Website

Melvindale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1010
59 responses
Average ACT
22
58 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Median Home Value
$57,600
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
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 28 responses
Report
  • Dances and sporting events
    25%
  • Pep Rally
    21%
  • Honor roll night
    18%
  • Sporting events
    14%
  • PowdePuff
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
889
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,430
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
67%
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
$9,523/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Melvindale High School Reviews

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As a senior ready to graduate, I can say that I'm absolutely grateful to have attended such a diverse and multicultural school. Melvindale has taught me the essentials needed to work in future work environments such as understanding the perspectives of others from different backgrounds and functioning in a multiethnic environment. I wouldn't change a thing about Melvindale other than the size as more students are coming into our loving community. The love for my school and community is incomparable as it is the one that presented me the love that I spread today!
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I love the diversity of MHS. The students range from Arabic, Latinx, African American; LGBTQ+ and it was the first school I went to where minorities were the majority. I adored our diversity club, through it I was exposed to various cultures- even trying sushi for the first time and visiting several libraries. I participated in Youth in Government where I got the chance to interact with various people from different parts of Michigan and make legislation. I was able to participate in volunteering to take a less privileged child to Wal-Mart and to help them pick a Christmas gift. It was a beautiful experience. The teachers there are passionate and caring. I was in Drama Club as well and our shows were always stellar.
I was a student at Melvindale High School (2012-2016), I fell in love with the sense of community you felt there. We were all family, regardless of color, religion or background we all supported each other in our academics and extra curricular activities. There is always room for improvement, personally I believe it is important to recognize all teams ( girls and boys team), more specifically the girls soccer team. Another thing would be offering more scholarships to graduating seniors, every scholarship is very significant once you're in college.