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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science is an above average, public, charter school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 653 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
4463 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Telephone
(616) 791-7454
Website

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1140
22 responses
Average ACT
22
13 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$55,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$759
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Earth Week is the best!
    67%
  • Canoe trip rocks!
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
653
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I have been going to WMAES since the 4th grade. I couldn’t see myself going to any other school, and there are so many things about it that i enjoy. This school is as close to a second family as anyone could get. The teachers and students have bonds like no other. Everybody knows everybody, and it’s an all around great experience. The 72 Acres with so many different ecosystems including a pond, meadow, prairie, and forest, make for the best learning environment in all aspects. The teachers at WMAES are so creative in tying in the outdoors into a learning experience. I love my school and am going to miss it so much when i graduate next year!
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I have attended WMAES for most of my school years and it was been a wonderful experience! The teachers and staff work to push students to reach their full potentials and to never give up. The staff members also care for their students and how they are doing and since it is a small school they truly know their students. Many fun memories can be created here and can hold a special place in your heart. Some of the courses may be challenging but it is only to prepare students for college.
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) is a school like no other. It's small, it's environmental, and everyone is family here. The teachers are not just our teachers, they're also our friends. Because we are a small school, everyone here knows each other. There is no bullying here which is nice. A big reason why WMAES is awesome is because we receive the best education. The teachers take their time to help you understand every concept because they want you to be successful. The school, teachers, and the students make WMAES feel like home.