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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Wayland High School is a public school located in Wayland, MI. It has 800 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 1% in reading.
870 East Superior St
Wayland, MI 49348
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
1%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
151 responses
Average ACT
26
60 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,600
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
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  • Powder Puff
    20%
  • Spirit Weeks
    18%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • He's a Lady Beauty Pageant
    11%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Senior Skip Day
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
800
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,395/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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For me personally, I liked the small, interconnected, and overall community atmosphere that Wayland Union High School had. Averaging about 200 people per graduating class, everybody knew everybody. Some people like that aspect. Some people don't. For me, it was a fairly positive experience, and as soon as I stuck my neck out a little bit, it became all the more entertaining.

A few upperclassmen eventually showed me what Wayland was really about; community. The football games and the school dances, which I used to dread, became some of the events I looked forward to the most. I walked through the halls and wasn't afraid to yell and joke around with people. I said good morning to students that I didn't even know. I included kids who didn't have a table at lunch. These were the things that the upperclassmen did, the exact ones who showed me the light.

Coming out of my shell a little earlier would have made my years at Wayland Union High School all that more memorable.
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My high school experience so far has been pretty good. I have been an active member of sports and clubs, as well as student government. High school is what you make of it, so even though I do not attend a "Wealthy" large school with more financial opportunities, I have for the most part enjoyed my experience. They one thing I am not a huge fan of is the student body. Many are not academically motivated. I also do not feel very academically challenged on the daily, and feel I would have better opportunities attending school elsewhere. That is there reason I am only giving 3 stars, there is just something more that this school lacks.
Good classes, but an average curriculum. Most teachers are very kind, helpful, and want to see the students exceed. However, I do not feel adequately prepared for college, so I believe that aspects of the school could be improved. Also, the school creates several ridiculous rules that they choose when to enforce them and who they call out for not obeying by them. The administration also refuses to listen to the opinion of the student body when it comes to different rules and choices that affect us more than the faculty staff members. However, the school district isn't that horrible, I just feel it needs to get its priorities in order.