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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Okemos High School is a top rated, public school located in Okemos, MI. It has 1,267 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
2800 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
Telephone
(517) 706-4900

Okemos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1320
142 responses
Average ACT
30
130 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$74,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Median Home Value
$213,600
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
92%
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 38 responses
Report
  • Early release days
    21%
  • The diversity assembly
    21%
  • Homecoming football game
    16%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Orchestra German Exchange Program
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Choir lock in
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,267
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,639
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,875/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Okemos High School Reviews

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My boys have attended Okemos public schools for the past eight years and now exude increased confidence and competence in their academic abilities and future educational endeavors. The okemos teachers and staff have always gone above and beyond for my children and I highly recommend this school district. They have a rigorous curriculum and such a positive, diverse, and supportive school culture. I am so happy that we made the decision to move to Okemos!
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I really enjoyed my time at Okemos High School! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. There was always something happening and I felt that people really were engaged in life at the school. Almost of the all teachers I had you could tell they really were passionate about what they were teaching. Okemos has a lot of APs so that's nice. I took AP US history , AP World History, and AP government and ended up with 11 credits of AP towards college!
The teachers at this school, for the most part, are phenomenal. They truly care about the students and force their students to at least learn something (except the English department, they need some help except for two teachers). However, the administration does an awful job of keeping school morale high, especially with an athletic director who only cares if you're basketball, football, or winning. Some students, including myself, feel like they're trapped inside a prison, especially with bare walls maintained by the principal's policy of no posters in the hallway. Everyone raves over the school because of how good at is, but it's only good if you're smart, rich, or popular to be honest.