International Academy

462 reviews
  1. Bloomfield Hills Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1020 East Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Telephone
(248) 341-5905

International Academy Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1390
82 responses
Average ACT
31
223 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
Data not available
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    93%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    7%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 168 responses
  • Olympics
    29%
  • Senior Skits
    19%
  • Group 4
    13%
  • Cultural Assemblies
    9%
  • Senior Prank
    8%
  • Enrichments
    7%
  • School play, community service, enrichment classes
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,371
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
108:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,400
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$19,860/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses

Reviews

462 reviews
  • Excellent
    148
  • Very Good
    168
  • Average
    120
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    8
The International Academy, in my opinion, is a good public school. What I love most about the school is its diversity. You can find people of nearly every ethnicity and social group, and the interactions I've had with these open-minded people have really enhanced my global knowledge and introduced me to new perspectives. The IB curriculum is very challenging (and sometimes redundant), but I have heard from colleagues that it's worth it. Teachers here are hit-or-miss, but if you land a great teacher, you will really learn more. The building is what docks it down one star. IA is in an old elementary school, and there are (actual) holes in the wall, leaky floors, and missing ceiling tiles. Most of the rooms are also piping hot, super humid, or really cold. There are about 500 students within the school, but the hallways are crowded (worse than LA traffic) and grades must share a space that is used simultaneously as a cafeteria, auditorium, and gym. Btw, IA does not have sports.
  • Junior
  • 1 month ago
I love my school and everyone in it. I'm currently a junior, and at West you will meet some of the greatest friends for the rest of your life, I know I have. No one is competitive, which is one of the best aspects of the place. You have homework and a lot of it, but it's meaningful. You never get too much to do in math, and in classes like lit or history everything is mainly reading. Most classes are very discussion based, including math and sciences. You will need to work for you grades. If you are currently in middle school and have a 4.0, know that you won't have one in high school. Out of my class of ~90 kids, maybe 3-4 have 4.0s. I was one of these kids in middle school, but I will straight up say I have about a 3.82. If grades are what you're after, go take blow off classes at your home school and get a 4.0. Yet, if an enriching learning environment is something you want, if ignorance is something you want to combat, this is the place for you. I'm not sure about the other campuses, but at West almost EVERYONE plays a sport since we're in another high school. You get a social life, and everyone is at least in one of our amazing clubs. So the only person I wouldn't recommend this school to is someone struggling academically, and who does not do their homework. Everyone procrastinates, but it's whether you actually complete the homework (eventually) with effort that truly counts. Good luck with your application and test!
  • High School Junior
  • Oct 6 2015
The teachers are extremely helpful. They stay after school, they have after-school review sessions for upcoming tests. They honestly do an amazing job!
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago