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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
West Michigan Aviation Academy is a highly rated, public, charter, alternative school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 603 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About West Michigan Aviation Academy...
Address
5363 44th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Telephone
(616) 446-8886
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West Michigan Aviation Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
99 responses
Average ACT
25
41 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$102,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,339
National
$949
Median Home Value
$290,100
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Bell Ringing Ceremonies
    24%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Teacher skit and song
    16%
  • There are none that are interesting
    16%
  • Senior breakfast
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
603
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.2%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I love my school. It is small enough that everyone can have friends and feel comfortable, as well as have amazingly skilled teachers who care deeply about their students. As a student, I have seen how dedicated our teachers are to our success, and they are always available to talk to about academic problems, and even social issues. Also, our school is extremely unique! Not only do we have a highly developed engineering wing, but students are able to earn their Private Pilot License in school! What other school has two Cessna Airplanes and a Piper Cub hanging from the ceiling in the cafeteria? I haven't seen any other school like it.
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This school is, in one word, amazing. The teachers and staff here are like no other. The teachers are here to help you; they really do care and want you to succeed. Everyday I see examples of this and I am so glad I am attending this school. On top of that, the student body is very welcoming. From the moment I walked in my freshman year, I felt like I belonged. I never felt left out and quickly made friends. You should definitely consider attending the West Michigan Aviation Academy!
I transferred to West Michigan Aviation Academy in my junior year of high school. I never regretted this decision for a second. The school offers amazing academics by teachers with wholehearted dedication. The academic focus is on the STEM courses: science, technology, engineering, and math. Excellence is presented in these areas and of course, in aviation. From the atmosphere of the school, you will find the most hard-working, curious, and spirited students. Students learn to be ladies and gentlemen in every situation and this learning process most definitely shines through in their daily lives. Do you want a high school where you experience the most enlightening days and leave prepared for the world to come? West Michigan Aviation Academy is your choice.