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  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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Orchard View High School is a public, magnet school located in Muskegon, MI. It has 627 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.

Orchard View High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
46 responses
Average ACT
22
36 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,259
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,700
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
60%
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 31 responses
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  • The homecoming football game
    23%
  • Pep Assemblies
    19%
  • Snowcoming
    19%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Review show (choir)
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
627
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,440
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,116/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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I have always prided myself with being able to fit into any environment. I did my best at Orchard View High School but I do think about how having a teacher of color could have impacted my high school career. Overall, I had a good experience. I enjoyed my history and science classes most and believe in my heart that all my teachers did their best to educate all students, and to provide a safe and friendly environment. I’m prepared to face my future and contribute to making America a great place to live!
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Students have to actively seek out college preparation in order to receive it. There is a college advisor in the school, but she meets with students once and then only by appointment. Teachers put more emphasis on grades than learning. Not much support for low-performing or high-performing students. There is a dual-enrollment and early college program available with Muskegon Community College (across the street), but not much support available for participating students.
Orchard View has a mix of (average, some are good) teachers and students who seem to care more about drama than the material they're learning. It wasn't the best experience for me, but I did meet some of my best friends here. I was a drum major in the band, and that was really fun. I would like to see teachers who can handle students well (this was a problem in my junior year - we didn't do too much work because my teacher was easily distracted and they ended up talking with the more disruptive students more than once). Also, it's more obvious now, since it's winter, but Orchard View doesn't salt their driveways very well, and I had two friends of mine who got into accidents because of this.