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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Skyline High School is an elite, public school located in Ann Arbor, MI. It has 1,448 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
2552 North Maple Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Telephone
(734) 994-6515

Skyline High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
140 responses
Average ACT
29
186 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Last week for seniors
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Prom
    13%
  • The school plays.
    11%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • The rival basketball games
    9%
  • Spirit Rallys
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,448
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,828/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Skyline is like many other places and things in life: exactly what you make it! SHS provides students with a variety of opportunities from an extensive list of athletic teams, extracurriculars, clubs, and groups. The school also has deep-rooted connections in the community and furthermore with the University of Michigan. I strongly urge students to take advantage of any and all opportunities they are presented with.
Teachers, however, are not all created equal at Skyline. Some are simply there to make it through the day and collect their paycheck. One of the products of the American public school system, I suppose. Others go above and beyond for their students and are truly there to prepare their students for college and beyond. It is important for student to establish relationships with these teachers. If I were to name a few, I would most definitely say Sra. Aretz, Ms. Whitehorn, Mrs. Ray and Mrs. Hetter.
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My experience at Skyline has been very good. I've meet a lot of great people who I will keep in my life for a long time. The majority of the teachers here are amazing and truly care about their students receiving a quality education. There are a few teachers who you wouldn't want to have a class with, but I think that's true for every school. The magnet program has been a wonderful and eye-opening experience. The magnet has introduced me to many future career paths and prepared me to enter them. The atmosphere at Skyline is pretty positive. In my four years here I have never experienced bullying or seen any student be bullied. Many of the families that I babysit for have asked me about Skyline, and I'm proud to be able to tell them about my positive experience here. I recommend Skyline for any parent considering which Ann Arbor high school to send their kids to. I've been exposed to great experiences that I will truly never forget.
Skyline is an excellent school for academics: it has a wide AP program as well as four "magnet" programs which include a structured, career-oriented environment for the fields of medicine, communications, business, and engineering. It also has a trimester block schedule instead of semesters, which allows spreading out of subjects.
Many of the students are from middle-upper to upper-class families, which has both pros and cons on the overall culture. The faculty are nice and welcoming, although some teachers are better than others. Overall, the facility is clean and up to date.
The school has a developed range of athletics, music, and other extracurricular programs.