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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Zeeland West High School is a highly rated, public school located in Zeeland, MI. It has 930 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
3390 100th Ave
Zeeland, MI 49464
Telephone
(616) 748-4500
Website
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Zeeland West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
103 responses
Average ACT
27
62 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$58,940
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Junior/Senior Prom
    24%
  • School plays, Dance performances, Concerts
    20%
  • Home football games are very exciting
    17%
  • The pep rallies were always exciting and different
    15%
  • Any athletics, not just football
    10%
  • Any kind of school dance or get-together
    7%
  • ChemClub
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
930
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,793
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,379/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Zeeland West High School is centered in a caring community full of other teachers and students who seek to motivate each other to do better every day! I can't imagine attending any other high school; I think my educational career has been influenced significantly by attending Zeeland and I have been given many opportunities to expand my learning. We participate in programs such as "Be Nice" that has given the school a new view on mental health and working to become a community that constantly looks out for others. It has allowed many students to be comfortable in the things that make them different and know that it is okay to not be 100% okay all of the time. Others are always there to lend a helping hand. Overall, Zeeland is a reputable high school that provides for their students through programs such as athletics and academics and works toward providing the best education for every student that attends there.
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As someone who spent their four years of high school here, I guess it was just above average. The academics were pretty good and the school cares plenty for the "popular" sports, but it doesn't care about more niche sports and especially not clubs. I think there were maybe two clubs total if you exclude how some of the sports teams are actually classified as clubs because the school couldn't care to make them a real sport. Also, almost no diversity in race/religion/etc. The local joke is that the school is a Christian public school since almost everyone attending and teaching leans on the heavily Christian side. Again my academic career was pretty good, but it lacks a lot in inclusiveness. Fair warning that if you differ from the norm, you will be mildly harassed about it if you cross the wrong crowds of popular kids.
Zeeland West High School is part of a very small, very tightly knit community! ZWHS encourages all students to participate in sports (during some point of their high school career) and ZWHS encourages all students to thrive. The community is quite small and so there is not a whole lot of diversity on the campus. Most of the teachers that I have encountered want nothing more than to see their students succeed.