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Grand Rapids, MI
Students enrolled: 1,181

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3825 Hendershot Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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(616) 784-2400
(616) 647-0149
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May 07, 2013
i am a student here, a sophomore in fact and so far the school is pretty dam great. but if you have a kid that is going to this school make sure he/she can get the support they need. talk to the office about your kid's I.E.P or individual education program. this has helped me significantly, and now every year the school gets more focused on education rather than sports as this used to be a problem. but all in all the number one thing your child will need is friends.

- submitted by a student

March 05, 2011
This school deserves no stars what so ever there are very few teacher that are "likable" and actually help you they also will put false information on evals obtained for special ed, and have done "stalking" by their phycologist who will observe you during lunch and this is against the law because it is not permit to be done to see if you qualify for special ed, So I hope they enjoy having yet another lawsuit filed against them. Because thats what I'm doing. Kenowa I hope you Enjoy being even in more debt now! This is over the fourth suing/lawsuit kenowa has had against them now! I graduate in 2010 i am a former student

- submitted by a community member

February 03, 2010
I graduated from Kenowa Hills in 2008. There are some teachers that don't put the effort that is needed into their class and teachers do push their views, but I think that is common in most schools. As far as the kids go, I think it depends on who you hang out with and how much of a loud mouth a student has. I didn't have much trouble there with the students and the facilities were great! I really liked the school.

- submitted by a community member

May 21, 2009
I am just your semi-above average, kenowa hills Junior. This school offers tons of different classes for all interests. and if you for some reason, you want more selection, you can always dual enroll or just take an online class at the school. All of the teachers I have had or even met are all quite nice. Some students will say teachers are 'mean' but usually that just means that the teacher pushes students harder with more homework and projects, and better ending results. The extra curricular activities are excellent with many clubs and sports to suite any fancy (anime club for me). The band program is deffinitely the best thing in existence though. Overall, I would totally recommend this school, because the quality of kids you find in the school are entirely up to luck, and whether your student does bad is up to their motivation to do well.

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2009
The school was pretty bad. I agree that it is just another school. Teachers do press their views upon students. There are a lot of teachers who are slackers to be honest. There is not much discipline. Kids are always mean but in this school it is intense how mean they are they will try to change you and break you.

- submitted by a student

March 02, 2007
I'm a student at Kenowa Hills and I think it's a great school. The teachers are great and they offer many classes. Some students don't have the initiative to excel in their classes but if they do, it's easy for them to succeed. The only problem I have with the school is the lack of a pool. I've been on a swim team for about six years and when I came to Kenowa I was disappointed to learn that they had to share a pool with Grandville. It's hard to get transportation to Grandville every day because I can't drive. I love swimming and now I feel like I'm missing out on something important.

- submitted by a student

November 24, 2006
I graduated from Kenowa, and now I have a student living with me that goes to Kenowa. It was a great, fun atmosphere. Some of the teachers are a little too dedicated in that it's time for them to leave, but the new teachers coming in are great. Most know how to teach in a fun atmosphere great for all learning styles. The administration/teachers could definitely push the upper level classes a little more, or even dual-enrollment, but even though I didn't take those classes, I still excelled in college and didn't find myself to be surprised at college-level learning. Kenowa is a great school system as long as you as parents know how to work with them and are willing to do your part.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2006
I have two kids who went through Kenowa. I was disappointed in the quality of education they recieved. There is a lack of discipline. I found communication was also lacking. There are some very dedicated teachers but the overall atmosphere is not to set the expectations for the students very high. Kenowa does have excellent extracurricular activities but if college prep is the goal I do not feel they do the job well. My son started college this fall and we found many areas he was either misguided or simply not acedemically prepared even when college was always his goal.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2006
My daughter is a student at Kenowa Hills and I hear alot from her because its been a big change from a very small private school to a big highschool so she tells me alot. Basically, in her opinion Kenowa is awesome but needs to work on some things. She loves the teachers but she also admits there are some teachers who slack off and other teachers who press their views on things on the students too much. I guess basically that Kenowa is a great school but could use some work tweaking things.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2006
Kenowa is doing well academically in some areas, but they fall short in offering higher-level classes to students. They built a new high school a few years ago, and already they have come close to outgrowing it, and will in a few years.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2005
Kenowa is just another school, it has good teachers, but beyond that it falls short. Activities are being drasticly cut due to the budget crisis. Its gotten quite crowded and the facts of its greatness are misleading unfortunatly.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2003
I'm not a parent, Im a student. The education here is real good, and the teachers are very nice. Its just the other students judge alot, and it can make you feel uncomfertable. All kids are mean, but theres some people at this school who try to break you, and change who you are so you is like them and that aint right with me.

- submitted by a community member

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Kenowa Hills High School
3825 Hendershot Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49544
(616) 784-2400
Last modified Kenowa Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kenowa Hills High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top