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-
Wellspring Preparatory High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 454 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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
1130
42 responses
Average ACT
28
21 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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    19%
  • Annual Wellspring vs. Grand River game
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • College Fair
    11%
  • Dances are always fun
    11%
  • Field day (except they don't do it anymore)
    8%
  • Valentine's Day Senior Reverse-Prank
    8%

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
48%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
52.8%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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The school isn’t completely diverse but with new freshmen it’s becoming more diverse. The food is and regular school lunch. What I really like about this school is that it’s technology based where you learn basic computer usage and in most classes we use technology, mostly google docs and such. Our teacher learn creative ways to engage the students such as Kahoot a quiz game that test if you can recall what you’ve learned. Not to mention, many teachers give real world applications to what we learn. For example, in Algebra 2 when you are learn about the formula for rate the teacher tell you that it can help you determine if when you are making monthly payments for a car is better or worse depending on the interest rate. Our school is really small compared to other school but that doesn’t stop us from getting much better scores than them. For example last year Wellspring Preparatory High school was named best school in Michigan.
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I absolutely love Wellspring Prep. This has been my second home for the past 4 years and there is nowhere else I would have wanted to go to high school. This place has gifted me with more than I ever imagined. I have been prepared for college in the most practical ways through AP classes and dual enrollment opportunities as well as opportunities to shadow professionals in the field I hope to enter one day. The academics are not the only thing that sets Wellspring apart. The teachers that work at Wellspring are some of the most inspiring, caring, hardworking, devoted and loving people one will ever have the pleasure of knowing. I have never felt like I cannot ask for help or get the assistance I need in order to succeed. I truly feel like I have a team of people in my corner cheering me on every day, helping me become the best version of me I can possibly become. Wellspring has changed my life for the better and I cannot thank it enough. I owe so much to this oh so wonderful school.
The greatest thing about Wellspring Prep is the abundance of wonderful teachers and staff members. The teachers go out of their way to ensure that each and every student succeeds. They offer many AP courses, which help students get a jump start in college. The teachers challenge us to do our best each and every day, and they work hard to prepare us for life after high school. I would not have chosen any other high school. Wellspring Prep truly exceeds all others in the Grand Rapids area.