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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Northview High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 1,157 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
4451 Hunsberger Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Northview High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
194 responses
Average ACT
26
78 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$59,262
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Football games, concerts and dances
    37%
  • Going to my classes.
    24%
  • Being apart of the clubs and organizations
    22%
  • Other sports games
    7%
  • The marching band and rowing
    5%
  • Homecoming and Prom assemblies
    2%
  • Student council
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,157
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,794
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,142/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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I liked how all of the teachers were there to help the students. Many of them stayed for a long time after school to give students extra help. With the Coronavirus my school did an amazing job keeping students safe. They did a fairly good job getting me ready for college, but they could have taught students more about the process of applying. The food was decent, but once I became a vegetarian there weren't many options for me. Overall there were no options for people with food restrictions other then salad. I liked how there was a large number of different classes to take as well as a lot of AP classes. I loved how we had the opportunity to take college classes at the community college. The renovations done on the school made it look great. I wish they would have somehow made a bigger parking lot for the students.
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Overall a really great place. There is more diversity than surrounding schools which is nice. MOST of the teachers and staff are phenomenal and really do care about the students. The majority of the building was renovated extremely recently and continues to get updates as need be. Cafeteria food is nice and there are many options every day. Some things I did not care for were as follows: some administration/staff (doesn't feel like they care for us), lack of air conditioning in "old" part of school, not super flexible schedules, athletic department feels borderline sexist in many scenarios.
The community is very good. The academics could definitely use improvement and some of the teachers are lazy. However, there are many stellar teachers who are producing passionate young students that are prepared for college. The school spirit is very big at Northview. There's no better place!