A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
1031 Page NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Telephone
(616) 235-9500

Wellspring Preparatory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1140
34 responses
Average ACT
28
20 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
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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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    19%
  • Annual Wellspring vs. Grand River game
    16%
  • Dances are always fun
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Field day (except they don't do it anymore)
    10%
  • College Fair
    10%
  • Senior Night with each of the Varsity sports
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
454
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
52.8%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,648/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Wellspring Preparatory High School Reviews

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Wellspring is alright; it's a small school, and therefore it's kind of hard to get lost. Most of the teachers are pretty young; they all are pretty supportive of us students and are nice and willing to help us out. There really is not much bullying at all, but I won't say all the students are nice and willing to help new students; we are teens after all. There is also a lot of diversity in the school, and as most of the teachers are young, none of them are racist or homophobic, and should be open to LGBT. However, something that I would like to change is that Priority Standards system. I feel like in my classes, because of the Priority Standard system, I'm not actually learning; I'm just being taught how to do something that has absolutely nothing to do with the subject I'm supposed to be learning.
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If I had to choose one word to describe Wellspring, it would be 'pushy.' The teachers push you to succeed, the parents push you to attend, the students push you through the hallways. There's always a forward motion going on, but not in a bad way. Wellspring is a good school for preparing you for college. The classes are difficult; at least a C- in every class is required to graduate, and each student must take at least 2 Advanced Placement courses. But that doesn't mean the teachers don't offer help. Every single day, after school on either Tuesday or Thursday, the teacher will be there for tutoring in their classroom. It's challenging but fair, and the teachers are always finding ways to improve their classes.

As for the students, I will never cease to be amazed at how incredibly diverse we are. There are all kinds of students at Wellspring, and there are no overly noticeable cliques. I've heard some stories of hardship from my friends, but I personally have never been bullied, never seen any worse behavior than belligerence towards the teachers and swearing in the hallways. And there could definitely be worse crimes, considering that this is high school.

Overall, I would recommend Wellspring Prep. It's an extremely unique school with a good curriculum guided by caring staff.
This is a really wonderful school. I really recommend this school to students because you can really challenge yourself with the variety of AP courses they provide but also you can really get involved in the arts, clubs, and sports they offer. This school really prepares students for the college life.