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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
1310
112 responses
Average ACT
30
126 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$74,591
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,500
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Early release days
    21%
  • The diversity assembly
    21%
  • Homecoming football game
    18%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Orchestra German Exchange Program
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Choir lock in
    6%

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%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,639
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,875/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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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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Okemos High School provided me with a fantastic education. Due to my time within the district, I was well prepared for college and received a full merit scholarship. I never struggled with the college workload as the academic rigor of the school helped with my transition to the expectations of higher education.

While there could have been some improvements regarding cultural competency within the student body, faculty and staff helped to create a safe and welcoming environment.

Facilities were well kept and the co-curriculars offered included excellent athletic programs, music and theater, and numerous community service organizations.
When I went to Okemos high school shortly after I came to America from overseas it exceeded my expectations in terms of the amount of effort the school puts into academic and social programs, unlike the notion certain Hollywood movies create about high schools in the US, my 2 year run through junior and senior year where one of the smoothest socially speaking, even though I wasn't the most hard working student in school I still enjoyed being there as a part of the community.