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 1,914 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 36% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 387 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 387 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I really like this school. The school is huge. It is diverse; there are many kinds of people here, which makes this school unique. The facilities of this school are super good. Its library has many books whose genres are various. It even has new books that has just been published. There are two cafeterias in this school. The gym is huge, it even has a huge swimming pool inside.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Most parents are helpful in success of the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers help students when they need help. They care about the students.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: This school has its own security staff that keeps the students safe.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The time put into after school activities shows in the outcome of the club.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Byron Center High School 5 mi. 1,088
4.00 East Grand Rapids High School 7 mi. 985
2.00 Wyoming High School 6 mi. 1,016
3.33 Caledonia High School 6 mi. 1,404
3.66 Central High School 8 mi. 1,295

Around East Kentwood High School

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

East Kentwood High School United States Byron Center High School Caledonia High School Central High School East Grand Rapids High School Wyoming High School
White 42.0% 51.0% 87.0% 90.0% 88.0% 90.0% 44.0%
African American 30.0% 15.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 12.0%
Asian 12.0% 4.8% 2.0% 1.0% 5.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 5.0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0% 33.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 37.4%
Grade 11 35.3%
Grade 12 27.3%

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 56 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 25% Diverse student body
  • 19% Amount of classes offered
  • 16% School spirit
  • 15% Extra curricular activities
  • 14% Motivated teachers
  • 11% Large ELL/foreign exchange student programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 44% Closed campus
  • 22% Some unorganized teaching staff
  • 19% Clique's and stuck up people
  • 4% You need 28 Credits to graduate
  • 4% Core classes should not be mandatory.
  • 4% So big that sometimes you feel overwhelmed
  • 4% Rude People, Who will continue to jude you

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 47 responses

  • 60% Diverse student body
  • 34% Diverse student body and The numbers of AP classes
  • 6% The massive number of AP/college prep classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 78% Diverse
  • 20% Amazing opportunity
  • 2% Some of the best teachers I've ever had

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 73% Don't be intimidated by the size
  • 15% Make sure you're interactive
  • 12% Get involved!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 40% I love everything about this school.
  • 58% 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.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.