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  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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Zeeland West High School is a highly rated, public school located in Zeeland, MI. It has 1,022 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Zeeland West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
132 responses
Average ACT
27
64 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$62,281
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,800
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Junior/Senior Prom
    21%
  • Home football games are very exciting
    17%
  • School plays, Dance performances, Concerts
    17%
  • Any athletics, not just football
    12%
  • The pep rallies were always exciting and different
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Any kind of school dance or get-together
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,022
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,231
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$14,876/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 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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I have had a great experience at Zeeland West! Over the years I have been involved in our school's cheer teams and cross country team and had a great experience with both! There have been many different opportunities for classes to take. My personal favorites have probably been my AP Psychology class this year and my Zlinks class. Zlinks is a program that allows me to be a peer mentor for a student with special needs. I have participated in this for three of my four years here. Our campus has been an overall safe and loving community. Our schools have a Be Nice program which focuses on student mental heath. This shows the investment of our staff towards student well being.
Zeeland West has great athletics, school spirit, and teachers. The programs and classes offered are great and often very interesting and educational. The biggest problem Zeeland West holds is in their mental health programs, which are, to say the least, severely lacking and basically amount to: “Are you depressed? Well, don’t be!” They don’t address root issues, and sometimes unwittingly encourage the things that lead to mental illness.