Grand Haven High School

17001 Ferris St,

Grand Haven, MI, 49417-9441

Tel: (616)850-6000
Grades: 9-12

1,816 students

Grand Haven High School serves 1,816 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Grand Haven High School operates within the Grand Haven Area Public s School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1816 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,816 students
Grand Haven High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Grand Haven High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Grand Haven High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 18:1
Grand Haven High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
Grand Haven High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
4%
6%
Grand Haven High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
22%
Grand Haven High School Black (1992-2012)
White
90%
67%
Grand Haven High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Grand Haven High School Sch Ethnicity Grand Haven High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.48
Grand Haven High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
23%
44%
Grand Haven High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Grand Haven High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,005 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Grand Haven Area Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 6,005 806
Grand Haven Area Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 84% 82%
Grand Haven Area Public s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $63 MM $11 MM
Grand Haven Area Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $61 MM $11 MM
Grand Haven Area Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,656 $11,537
Grand Haven Area Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,295 $11,612
Grand Haven Area Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Central High School (3.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is White Pines Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rosy Mound School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Grand Haven Rosy Mound School
    14016 Lakeshore Dr
    Grand Haven , MI , 49417
    (616)850-6700
    1  mi  |  368  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Grand Haven Peach Plains School
    15849 Comstock St
    Grand Haven , MI , 49417
    (616)850-5800
    2.5  mi  |  459  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Grand Haven Griffin Elementary School
    1700 South Griffin St
    Grand Haven , MI , 49417
    (616)850-5500
    2.6  mi  |  400  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Grand Haven White Pines Middle School
    1400 South Griffin St
    Grand Haven , MI , 49417
    (616)850-6300
    2.8  mi  |  772  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Grand Haven Mary A. White School
    1400 Wisconsin Ave
    Grand Haven , MI , 49417
    (616)850-5700
    3.1  mi  |  309  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 29, 2014 - I am actually a grandparent living in Florida. Our FIRST GRANDAUGHTER will be graduating this June and we'd like to be there as a surprise. When is the date of the graduation, please? Mrs. Janet Harding, 1608 Azalea Landings Ct., Sun City Ctr., Florida. - Posted by Parent

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