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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Shepherd High School is an above average, public school located in Shepherd, MI. It has 480 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
301 S Fourth
Shepherd, MI 48883
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
33 responses
Average ACT
25
33 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$46,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$599
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Football games
    43%
  • Mock Rock
    14%
  • Musicals
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Talent Show
    14%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
480
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,335
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,400/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
9%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Shepherd High School is an overall good high school. A great handful of the teachers are very generous and the community of Shepherd is strong. The school builds off the community and everyone is willing to help one another.
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The school itself is okay. I had both good and okay teachers. There was no one teacher that was really bad. Most people were very friendly here but there were some cliques and of course teachers picked their favorites. Dress code was one thing that was always relatively strict, although a lot of people didn't follow it. What makes this school unique is the interaction the local community. Almost everybody was involved in some was with extracurricular activities and the whole town often got involved for games and club events. I would defiantly still choose this school again. It was small and comfortable for me, allowed me to take dual enrollment classes for free, had a huge support group of fellow students and staff that I could fall back on if I needed to, both academically and emotionally. My track coach was one of the greatest people I have ever met. He is so committed and enthusiastic about running, and he made every person on the team feel great even if we weren't the fastest runners. Even in the classroom, he inspired me to work hard and to persevere to achieve my goals. Its very rare you come across people like this so given the chance to do it again, there's no doubt I would choose Shepherd again, where people like this seem to come aplenty.
The only policy I had a problem with was the dress code. As a girl, I often struggled with following the expectations as it gets hot in late May/early June, and the school was not air conditioned. Yet I was expected to be completely covered from shoulder to knee. Yet the young men at the school were permitted to walk around in tanks and cut-off shirts. As a female, I disagreed with the policy because I cannot be held responsible for making other students "pay attention". In my opinion the dress code body shamed the young women at my school.