Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  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 57% in reading.
About West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science...
Address
4463 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Telephone
(616) 791-7454
Website

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1160
15 responses
Average ACT
22
13 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
Do You Work at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,452
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,400
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
60%
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

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
$8,426/ year
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
Schools like West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
More

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science Reviews

56 reviews
All Categories
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science is a GREAT school to attend. All of the teachers care about your education and will spend time out of their day to help you. The teachers main priority to to help you succeed. The teachers want to get to know you on a personal level, they will ask how your weekend was or if you are doing okay. The school is on 62 acres and a lot of the leaning material you can learn outside so that gives you a different experience then just the class room setting.
Start Your Review of West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
Rate It!
We relocated to attend WMAES. It was different for both of my children, as one excelled and the other was pushed out.
Overall, the curriculum was attractive and teachers appeared to care about success. However, I often wonder if the test scores are higher, because of the treatment of children who need extra time. I seen 3 who struggled and were eventually pushed out and it was recorded as, "behavioral concerns".
Good curriculum, poor adversity intervention.
My experience with WMAES has been one that of a very challenging one. WMAES is a very hard school, especially in high school, as they require you to take challenging classes to graduate. Most the teachers are good at explaining the things taught, others not so much. Overall however, the teachers do a good job. The only thing I would like to see change is the amount of explaining the teachers give. The school does not do well with giving students time off, however. Students seem very overworked.