East Kentwood High School in Gaines Charter Township, MI - Niche

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East Kentwood High School is a public school in Gaines Charter Township, Michigan. It has 1,985 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 40% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 347 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

6230 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 698-6700

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 347 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The food is okay you get what you pay for and its only $2.05 for an entree, side, and drink.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: High school was okay for me. I wouldn't pick this school for me again because I personally didn't fit into their culture I'm more of an introvert and everyone else had more in your face types of personalties.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: There isn't a big problem with students following the rules especially with how big the school is everything runs smoothly and productively.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: When ever other schools come to compete with us they always mention how nice our track is or how nice our football field is . Its kept neat and its always safe and enjoyable.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: I never had to worry that I wouldn't know my final until the of the semester they always have them posted on our online grade viewer within the week.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Byron Center High School 5 mi. 1,057
3.66 Caledonia High School 6 mi. 1,314
4.00 Central High School 8 mi. 1,300
4.00 Northern High School 10 mi. 1,081
3.66 Grandville High School 8 mi. 1,879

Around East Kentwood High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

East Kentwood High School United States Byron Center High School Caledonia High School Central High School Grandville High School Northern High School
White 45.0% 51.6% 86.0% 91.0% 88.0% 81.0% 79.0%
African American 29.0% 15.2% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 7.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.7% 2.0% 1.0% 5.0% 4.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 24.5% 5.0% 3.0% 1.0% 8.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 39.7%
Grade 11 32.8%
Grade 12 27.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 21% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 25% Diverse student body
  • 19% Amount of classes offered
  • 16% Extra curricular activities
  • 15% School spirit
  • 13% Motivated teachers
  • 12% Large ELL/foreign exchange student programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 42% Closed campus
  • 24% Some unorganized teaching staff
  • 21% Clique's and stuck up people
  • 6% You need 28 Credits to graduate
  • 6% Core classes should not be mandatory.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 76% Diverse student body
  • 14% Diverse student body and The numbers of AP classes
  • 10% The massive number of AP/college prep classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 79% Diverse
  • 21% Amazing opportunity

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 81% Don't be intimidated by the size
  • 19% Make sure you're interactive

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% I love everything about this school.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.