Ernest W Seaholm High School

2436 West Lincoln St
Birmingham, MI 48009
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 1,248 students in grades 9-12, Ernest W Seaholm High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,248 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : 96% (Top 5% in MI)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 64% (Top 10%)
  • : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ernest W Seaholm High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Ernest W Seaholm High School's student population of 1,248 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,248 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Ernest W Seaholm High School ranks within the top 5% of all 3,069 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ernest W Seaholm High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MI)
#116 out of 3069 schools
(Top 5%)
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64%
34%
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77%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
3%
18%
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White
85%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.27
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96%
81%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
6%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ernest W Seaholm High School's ranking?
Ernest W Seaholm High School is ranked #116 out of 3,069 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Ernest W Seaholm High School often compared to?
Ernest W Seaholm High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Wylie E Groves High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% MI state average), while 77% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ernest W Seaholm High School?
The graduation rate of Ernest W Seaholm High School is 96%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 81%.
How many students attend Ernest W Seaholm High School?
1,248 students attend Ernest W Seaholm High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Ernest W Seaholm High School students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ernest W Seaholm High School?
Ernest W Seaholm High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Ernest W Seaholm High School offer ?
Ernest W Seaholm High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Ernest W Seaholm High School part of?
Ernest W Seaholm High School is part of Birmingham Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   1/21/2017
Seaholm is great, but it's important to take classes you want to take and get involved in clubs! Obviously there are some classes that everybody has to take, and with those you just have to get through it. The required math and science classes are rough, but you shouldn't let these classes define your high school career! It's better to focus on classes with smart, and passionate students who like the same subjects you do. Some classes with hardworking, students are AP Lit and AP Euro. Since the level is so high only dedicated students take them. Plus the teachers are great.Getting involved is also very important. If you're unsure what to do I would suggest the Quidditch club. It's not just for Harry Potter fans, lots of the members are football players, or friends of the people in charge. Everyone is very friendly, the game is hilarious, and it's a great way to meet different people. Don't let the slightly obnoxious advertising turn you away- this is the best club at Seaholm!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Whitney

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,248 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : 96% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 64% (Top 10%)
  • : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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