A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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
    A-
Okemos High School is an elite, public school located in Okemos, MI. It has 1,238 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
2800 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
Telephone
(517) 706-4900
Website

Okemos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1310
89 responses
Average ACT
30
122 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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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
Report
  • The diversity assembly
    21%
  • Early release days
    21%
  • Homecoming football game
    18%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Orchestra German Exchange Program
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Choir lock in
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,238
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
Average
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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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.
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I loved my time at Okemos High School. Now that I have successfully completed my first semester of college, I can truly say Okemos has prepared me for higher education. Teachers care for your success, and each week the school sets aside an extra class period in order for students to catch up on classwork or to get help on the material. The only thing I would change is that there needs to be more options to help students find their place. Because the school is so competitive, sometimes students get lost in the academics. I feel there needs to be more options to help students have an escape.
Okemos High School, as a whole, has been a superb experience. The teachers, for the most part, are quite engaging, and the environment created feels wholesome. The education that I have received here has been outstanding; I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else. The only downside to Okemos is that there is a certain culture of self-centeredness in the student body, more so than in other schools. If this were able to be eliminated, Okemos would easily be a five-star school.