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 1,926 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 357 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 357 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved being at East Kentwood. I made tons of friends, was in a lot of after school activites, and i am proud to be a Falcon.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I thought the academic offerings at this school were rigorous and prepared me well for college.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love this high school because it's so diverse and there are so many options for classes and clubs so everybody can find their niche
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved everything about this school, the atmosphere, the student body, the educators. Every aspect of this school was wonderful
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Diverse school, many extracurricular classes, many AP classes, could have funded art classes a but more, huge school, easy to get lost in the crowd,

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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East Kentwood Freshman Campus Public
3.66 Pinewood Middle School Public
3.33 Explorer Elementary School Public
3.33 Brookwood Elementary School Public
3.66 Discovery Elementary School Public
St. Mark Lutheran School Private, Religious
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2.66 Challenger Elementary School Public
3.66 Cross Creek Charter Academy Public, Charter
3.00 Valleywood Middle School Public
3.00 Southwood Elementary School Public
3.00 Meadowlawn Elementary School Public
2.33 Bowen Elementary School Public
3.33 Excel Charter Academy - Grand River Prep School Public, Charter
Dutton Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Crestwood Middle School Public
3.33 Excel Charter Academy Public, Charter
3.00 Townline Elementary School Public
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1.66 Sherwood Global Studies Academy Public, Magnet
Crossroads Alternative High School Public, Alternative
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Legacy Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 New Branches School Public, Charter, Magnet
1.66 East Kelloggsville Elementary School Public
2.00 South Christian High School Private, Religious
3.66 Dutton Elementary School Public
2.00 Kelloggsville Middle School Public
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Discovery Alternative High School Public, Alternative
2.66 Kelloggsville High School Public
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Lighthouse Academy Public, Charter
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2.33 Vista Charter Academy Public, Charter
2.33 Godwin Heights Middle School Public
Godwin Heights Learning Center Public, Alternative
2.33 Godwin Heights Senior High School Public
2.66 Grand Rapids Christian High School Private, Religious
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Ottawa Community School Public, Alternative
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Shawnee Park Oral-Deaf Center Public
1.66 Shawnee Math/Science/Technology Elementary Academy Public, Magnet
St. John Vianney Elementary School Private, Religious
Lake Michigan Academy Private, Special Education
Immaculate Heart of Mary School Private, Religious
2.00 West Michigan Lutheran High School Private, Religious
Anchorpoint Christian School Private, Religious
St. Paul the Apostle School Private, Religious
1.66 Brookside School Public
Grand Rapids Christian Middle School Private, Religious
William C. Abney Academy - Middle School Public
Grand Rapids Christian School - Evergreen Campus Private, Religious
2.33 West Godwin Elementary School Public
Our Savior Lutheran School Private, Religious
1.66 Mulick Elementary School Public
Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology Public
4.00 Breton Downs School Public
3.66 Vanguard Charter Academy Public, Charter
3.66 Marshall Elementary School Public
3.00 Ridge Park Charter Academy Public, Charter
1.66 Dickinson School Public
River City Scholars Charter Academy Public
3.33 Byron Center High School Public
2.00 Oriole Park Elementary School Public
West Michigan Aviation Academy Public, Charter
1.66 Burton Middle School Public
1.66 Burton Elementary School Public
4.00 Lakeside Elementary School Public
Hope Academy of West Michigan Public
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School Private, Religious
Grand Rapids Christian School - Iroquois Private, Religious
Phi Center Public
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4.00 East Grand Rapids Middle School Public
1.66 Buchanan School Public
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Southeast Career Pathways Public, Alternative
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St. Stephen School Private, Religious
4.00 Wealthy School Public
1.66 Campus Elementary School Public
2.00 Wyoming High School Public
2.33 Tri-Unity Christian School Private, Religious
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1.66 Gerald R. Ford Middle School Public
Byron Center Charter School Public, Charter
Living Stones Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Zion Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 Gladiola Elementary School Public
Grand Rapids Learning Center Public
3.66 Brown Elementary School Public
1.66 Godfrey Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Byron Center High School 5 mi. 1,056
3.66 Caledonia High School 6 mi. 1,358
4.00 Central High School 8 mi. 1,289
4.00 Northern High School 10 mi. 1,089
3.66 Grandville High School 8 mi. 1,851

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 44.0% 51.0% 88.0% 90.0% 88.0% 79.0% 78.0%
African American 29.0% 15.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 7.0%
Asian 11.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 5.0% 4.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 5.0% 4.0% 1.0% 9.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 42 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 25% Diverse student body
  • 19% Amount of classes offered
  • 16% School spirit
  • 16% Extra curricular activities
  • 14% Motivated teachers
  • 10% Large ELL/foreign exchange student programs

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

  • 42% Closed campus
  • 24% Some unorganized teaching staff
  • 21% Clique's and stuck up people
  • 5% You need 28 Credits to graduate
  • 5% Core classes should not be mandatory.
  • 3% Rude People, Who will continue to jude you

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 34 responses

  • 71% Diverse student body
  • 21% Diverse student body and The numbers of AP classes
  • 9% The massive number of AP/college prep classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 76% Diverse
  • 24% Amazing opportunity

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 31 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 26 responses

  • 42% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% 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.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.