Troy High School

279 reviews
  1. Troy School District
  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
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
4777 Northfield Parkway
Troy, MI 48098
Telephone
(248) 823-2700

Troy High School Rankings

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

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1400
76 responses
Average ACT
30
220 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
AP Enrollment
39%
AP Exam Pass Rate
89%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    79%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    17%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    4%
  • 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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
  • Band/Orchestra Concerts
    20%
  • The football games were always pretty big.
    20%
  • Football, Basketball and Dances
    15%
  • Senior Skip Day
    12%
  • Deer Head
    11%
  • Theater
    9%
  • Homecoming Float Building
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,990
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,052
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,720/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses

Reviews

279 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    146
  • Average
    46
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    0
I will look back on my time in Troy High School with fondness and as the beginning of my passion for biology and volunteering. Troy High has taught me how to explore the many possibilities in this world. I will belong to many communities, but I will always be a Troy Colt. Troy High’s greatest assets are its diversity and competitiveness. There are many different students at Troy High who add to my high school’s prestige by bringing their unique personalities to our student body. Also, Troy High's competitiveness has made me strive to be the best I can in my academics and extracurricular activities. Because of this environment, I constantly find new ways to work more efficiently. If anything were to change at Troy High, it would have to be its emphasis on athletics. If Troy High could spend more time devoting itself to sports, our athletics teams would excel, adding to the already esteemed reputation of Troy High.
  • Senior
  • 11 days ago
My experience at Troy High School has been a very positive one. In terms of college readiness and academics, I feel that I have received top notch preparation. The teachers are very knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond to help students. Administration is on top of everything at all times and consequently it is a safe, diverse and friendly environment. If there was one thing that I could change about the school it would be to improve upon the athletic teams and overall school spirit. Over the years the focus has become almost entirely on academics. While that is a good thing, I feel that sometimes administration begins to lose sight of the things that allow a high school student to enjoy the overall experience of being in high school. I feel that this experience should include school spirit and comradery that comes from athletics and extra-curricular activities. Because of this factor I would rate my high school experience at Troy High a 9.5 overall.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
Troy is absolutely great for its academics. You will find no better school to better prepare you for the ACT or college, and our AP testing out rate is extremely high. However, Students here have a different mindset and are extremely judgmental on each others' intelligence levels, and are extremely competitive. Some even refuse to lend notes for fear of others doing better than them, and parents put immense pressure on their kids to get the top grades. We don't have valedictorian at our school because it's simply too hard to choose just one.

While our academics are top notch, our athletics are not the best overall. Some teams such as hockey, swim, synchro, lacrosse and others are fairly good, but for example our football team in the 2014 season was 1-10, winning only a OAA crossover game. If you are looking for the best of both worlds with academics AND athletics, you've come to the wrong place, however it is likely you'll receive a spot on varsity much younger!

Clubs. Here at troy, we have every club you could imagine! From LGBT club to Robotics--we have everything your heart could desire! Including clubs that compete at competitions such as HOSA, Model UN, and DECA, each one compete at an extremely high level. For example, Nearly half of our DECA team/club competed at the 2015 International Competition in Orlando, many placing top 10, and two taking first place in the world!

The people. Sadly, troy is rather cliquey. You sit with your group and only your group at lunch, and you walk with them in the halls on your way to your next class. Cliques don't tend to let people in easily, but everyone is generally kind to new students. We have programs such as Peer Mediation which really tries to make new students feel more at home and helps resolve conflicts between peers.

Though Troy High has its many flaws like any other school, I wouldn't choose any other school to prepare me for college and the workforce.
  • High School Senior
  • June 24 2015