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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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 832 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Wayland High School...
School District
Wayland Union Schools
Address
870 East Superior St
Wayland, MI 49348
Telephone
(269) 792-2254
Website

Wayland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
94 responses
Average ACT
25
52 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,831
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$103,900
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
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
832
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
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
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,283
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
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,671/ 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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I really like a lot of the teachers at Wayland. Most of them are very kind and friendly with their students, however, a lot of them struggle with connecting well, unless they have a direct relationship through sports (a lot of teachers double as coaches). There are a few specific teachers who are very good at their job, where there are others who struggle with favoritism and unfair grading/treatment of their students. Overall. there is a lot of school spirit and pride in our high school, and there is always a large turnout at sporting events. The clubs all battle for importance within the system, each trying to find something to make the school a better place. I have found, however, that the staff does struggle with resolving conflict between the students. There are also a lot of cliques, but everyone belongs somewhere, and the students are very welcoming in helping them find out where they fit in.
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Some of my favorite experiences at WUHS have been the spirit weeks leading up to Homecoming in the fall. Both the student body and the staff go all out. We also have dances spread throughout the year that I always enjoy such as Homecoming, Snowcoming and Prom. We just got a brand new science wing so we have state of the art science labs (which is awesome)! Each student in 6th-12th grade also receives an iPad to use throughout the year. Those have been extremely convenient, cutting back on the amount of paper used for school work. - The majority of our assignments are completed and submitted via iPad now. I personally want to pursue a degree in Music Education and feel that other schools around the area could provide me with more music courses (music theory, piano, etc.). With that being said, that's the only reason I'd pick another school over WUHS if I could do it all over again.
I liked the atmosphere but I believe there can be more done academically to improve college readiness and to get more students to be engaged in community involvement. Food, administration, and safety were great. Academics and culture were average.