2018 Best Public High Schools in MichiganAbout this List

The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Eastern High School

    • Forest Hills Public Schools, MI
    • 9-12
    • 160
    49 Best Public High Schools in Michigan

    High School Senior: Forest Hills Eastern is no doubt a beautiful building (many have likened it to an airport) and I have been provided with an excellent education and a close group of friends. I have never been bullied (although some students have dealt with this issue) and the campus is well-maintained (security-wise and aesthetically-wise). The dances are very pleasurable (except for the snacks) and are events that I always look forward to with my friends, Additionally, 'spirit' weeks provide further student involvement and creativity. Generally, the teachers are very competent in the subject they teach and provide further assistance if a student requires.

    However, the school could do with providing further encouragement to ALL clubs (I was part of the Gay Straight Alliance Club and the principal was not very supportive of this club) and the school should provide more courses, such as Life Skills, which would provide further intellectual and experiential enrichment on the students' behalf. The busy 6-class schedule (7 for some, if they have zero hour) tends to press for time and smothers any break time that could be utilized for more urgent business such as using the bathroom. The school starting time (7:35 am) is quite stressful on the teenage body and would be more beneficial for student health (many students tend to doze off during first hour) if the start time was pushed to 8:35 am instead.

    Overall, I did enjoy my time at Forest Hills Eastern, and if I were to travel back in time and re-select an institution to study in, I would probably choose FHE al over again.
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    • A
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 825 Students
    • 18:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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2018 Best Public High Schools in Michigan