21175 15 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Big Rapids High School serves 599 students in grades 9-12.
Big Rapids High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 599 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Big Rapids High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Big Rapids High School's student population of 599 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
599 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Big Rapids High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Big Rapids High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#981 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
3%
18%
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White
90%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   8/28/2021
We moved to Big Rapids 8 years ago and have been pleased with the school system. We currently have kids in 3 buildings. The staff are professional, caring, and its a great place for them to learn. They recently passed a bond issue and the buildings are looking great! With two high school students I am very pleased with the variety of opportunities that my kids have from athletics to fine and performing arts as well as a variety of advanced classes and access to dual enrollment opportunities.Great job BR!
- Posted by Parent - Satisfied Parent
1   2/25/2017
Unfair and unsafe show favoritism to students and dislike to others. your child has to fit a mold to not be gossiped about by staff. Teachers PTO kids get chosen by staff to do special events while others who applied to the staff get left behind.
- Posted by Parent - Sarah

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 599 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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