Big Rapids High School

21175 15 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
1.50 (2 reviews)
Big Rapids High School serves 618 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 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Big Rapids High School's student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students618 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 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 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
6%
18%
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White
86%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.260.52
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBig Rapids School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Big Rapids High School is Big Rapids Virtual School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Crossroads Charter Academy 712 (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookside Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Big Rapids Big Rapids Virtual School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 95 students
    0.4 miles
    14980 215th Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-3489
    0.4 9-12 95
  • Big Rapids Brookside Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 359 students
    1.1 miles
    210 Escott St
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-8323
    1.1 PK-4 359
  • Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 712 Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 270 students
    1.5 miles
    215 Spruce St W
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-9041
    1.5 7-12 270
  • Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy Pk6 Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 326 students
    1.6 miles
    215 North State St
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-6589
    1.6 PK-6 326
  • Big Rapids Big Rapids Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 538 students
    1.8 miles
    500 North Warren Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-9965
    1.8 5-8 538

School Reviews

  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
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!
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1  
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.
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