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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Skyline High School is a top rated, public school located in Ann Arbor, MI. It has 1,451 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Skyline High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1300
366 responses
Average ACT
30
292 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$63,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,213
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
  • Last week for seniors
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • The school plays.
    12%
  • The rival basketball games
    10%
  • Magnet recruitment day
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,451
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,830
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$15,233/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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I had a good overall experience at this school from sports to teachers and the people I met there. The faculty was easy to work with throughout my time there. There are many opportunities for students to get involved which include clubs, volunteering, sports, magnet programs, etc. The magnet programs are a three year program in a specialized area that allow you to have more experience in that area of study as well as hands-on learning. I was a part of Communications, Media, & Public Policy. I had a really good experience within this magnet as we covered aspects of government, public policy, and various social issues. Last year we got the chance to form groups and interview an elder in our community that shared stories with us about their own life. We then were to create a digital media product that highlighted the stories they told. We were to show this film at the Cinetopia Film Festival at the Michigan Theater in the spring; however, this was postponed due to coronavirus..
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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.
I had a really good experience at Skyline. I was involved with various extracurricular activities which really allowed my voice as a student to be heard. I found that the administrators seemed to take my opinions seriously, especially when discussing how the school could be improved. One thing about Skyline that I didn't necessarily love was how different the classes were. As an example, students taking Spanish could have one of three teachers. One of these teachers made the class extremely challenging and unexciting. The other teachers were much more laid back and their classes were easier and more intriguing. Overall, Skyline High School has some really amazing teachers who truly care about educating their students and ensuring that they learn and master the material. I never had a problem with bullying nor did I ever feel uncomfortable going to school. Skyline is a safe and inclusive space with many resources to help each and every student.