Swan Valley High School in Shields, MI - Niche

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Swan Valley High School is a public school in Shields, Michigan. It has 599 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 44% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 72 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

8400 Ohern Rd
Saginaw, MI 48609
(989) 921-2401

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 72 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's a small school but if you make the most of it you will have a great experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Swan Valley has provided me with an adequate education. The teachers are great at what they do and they love their jobs, and the community is very supportive. Swan Valley prides itself on not leaving anyone behind. However, if there was one thing I could change it would be the cliques around the school. If you're not in a certain group, it's hard to have a good overall experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I wish we could wear athletic apparel. Teachers are awesome.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Once a Viking always a Viking.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I have benefited so much from SV

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 Robert B. Havens Elementary School Public
2.33 Swan Valley Middle School Public
Community Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
Michael J. McGivney School Public, Alternative
2.66 Shields Elementary School Public
2.66 Arrowwood Elementary School Public
2.33 Nouvel Catholic Central High School Private, Religious
Peace Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 White Pine Middle School Public
St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Private, Religious
3.00 Westdale Elementary School Public
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.00 Heritage High School Public
2.66 Weiss Elementary School Public
3.33 Hemmeter Elementary School Public, Magnet
1.66 Arthur Hill High School Public, Magnet
1.66 Chester F. Miller School Public
St. Stephen Catholic School Private, Religious
1.66 Merrill Park Elementary School Public
Grace Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Sherwood Elementary School Public
1.66 Thompson Middle School Public
1.66 Kempton Elementary School Public
Gethsemane Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Freeland Elementary School Public
2.66 Michigan Lutheran Seminary Private, Religious
St. Paul's Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.00 Valley Lutheran High School Private, Religious
2.66 Freeland Learning Center Public
St. John's Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Freeland Middle/High School Public
1.00 Mackinaw High School Public, Alternative
Ruben Daniels Community School Public, Alternative
Holy Cross Lutheran School Private, Religious
Career Opportunities Center Public
The Success Academy Public, Alternative
1.66 Herig Elementary School Public
Tri-City Seventh-day Adventist School Private, Religious
2.66 Handley School Public, Magnet
1.66 Jessie Rouse Elementary School Public
St. Peter Lutheran School Private, Religious
Program for Academic & Lifeskills Public, Magnet
1.66 St. Charles Community High School Public
1.66 Stone School Public
St. Charles Virtual School Public, Alternative
2.00 St. Charles Elementary School Public
2.00 Anna M. Thurston Middle School Public
Bethlehem Lutheran School Private, Religious
1.33 Francis Reh Academy Public, Charter
3.66 Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy Public, Magnet
1.66 North Saginaw Charter Academy Public, Charter
2.66 Hemlock High School Public
2.66 Hemlock Elementary School Public
2.33 K.C. Ling Elementary School Public
2.33 Hemlock Middle School Public
1.66 Zilwaukee International Studies School Public
2.00 Carrollton Elementary School Public
2.00 Carrollton Middle School Public
1.33 Ruben Daniels Middle School Public
St. John Lutheran School Private, Religious
Saginaw Learn to Earn Academy Public, Charter
Great Lakes Bay Early College Public
2.33 Carrollton High School Public
2.00 Saginaw High School Public
1.66 Houghton Elementary School Public
1.66 International Academy of Saginaw Public, Charter, Magnet
1.66 Loomis Math, Science & Technology Academy Public
1.33 Heavenrich Elementary School Public
Sheridan Road Baptist School Private, Religious
Bridgeport Baptist Academy Private, Religious
1.66 Thomas White School Public
1.00 Bridgeport-Spaulding Middle School - Martin G. Atkins Public
1.33 Martin G. Atkins Elementary School Public, Magnet
M.G. Millet Learning Center Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Freeland Middle/High School 8 mi. 834
1.66 St. Charles Community High School 9 mi. 321
3.66 Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy 7 mi. 628
2.66 Hemlock High School 7 mi. 426
2.33 Carrollton High School 8 mi. 522

Around Swan Valley High School

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


Female 45%
Male 54%

Student Diversity

Swan Valley High School United States Carrollton High School Freeland Middle/High School Hemlock High School Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy St. Charles Community High School
White 87.0% 51.0% 50.0% 94.0% 93.0% 47.0% 89.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 20.0% 2.0% 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 10.0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 24.0% 1.0% 0% 30.0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 22.2%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 25.7%
Grade 12 24.2%

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 10 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Teachers
  • 50% Excellence

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Caring teachers
  • 17% Togetherness of students and staff

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Excellent education
  • 33% Great
  • 17% Small

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 100% Just manage your time to make homework number one

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% 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.