Saugatuck High School

Mark Neidlinger
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Betty Johnson
Administrative Assistant
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Tricia Schrotenboer
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Liz Wilson
Administrative Assistant
Director of Shared Time Service
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Andy Diaz
Student Interventionist
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Saugatuck High School is a small school with BIG opportunities.

Excellent teachers, a rigorous curriculum, high expectations for student success, and timely support, create a culture that values learning. Our current graduation rate is 95%, with a three-year average of 70% of graduating seniors enrolled in post-secondary education.

Experiential learning and extended school year options provide depth and relevance to student learning.  Summer courses such as Food Matters, Urban Experience, Dune Ecology, and IChallengeU extend the classroom to the real world in a profound way.  Art and Band trips to New York City or Chicago expose students to urban life, art, and culture.  Participation in the Women in Science Conference at the Argonne National Laboratory promotes careers in science for our female students.  Interact club members installing Bio-Sand filters in the Dominican Republic give students a more global perspective and encourage a lifetime of service to others.

Award-winning Art and Industrial Arts programs, a Band earning 1 rating at district festival, strong participation in Youth in Government and Model United Nations, a competitive quiz bowl team, and championship athletic teams competing for state championships in football, golf, cross-country and track in recent years provide important lessons in hard work, persistence, teamwork and leadership.

Taken as a whole, Saugatuck High School strives to live up to its mission: Prepare Students for Life!  We believe we have the best students in West Michigan and are proud to be one of the best small schools in the state.
Saugatuck is part of the North Central Association of College and Schools Transitions Accreditation Program, a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, and the National Association of Secondary Principals/National Honor Society.  Saugatuck High School has been named of America’s Best High Schools by US News & World Repor for the 7th time in the last 8 years, rated in the top 9% of Michigan High Schools and top 10% of high schools in the nation.
A minimum of 28 credits are required to graduate and include four credits in English, four credits in mathematics, three credits in science and social studies, two credits in a foreign language, one credit in health and the arts, along with ten elective classes.

Articulation agreements with Davenport University, Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College, direct credit courses in Spanish, English, Art, and Mathematics through Lake Michigan Community College and Kendall College, Dual Enrollment options through Hope College and Advanced Placement courses in:  United States Government and Politics, World and United States History, English Language and Composition, and English Literature and Composition, as well as Introduction to Computer Science Principles, Chemistry, and Environmental Science, make it possible for students at SHS to graduate from high school with over 30 college credits.
GPA and Class Rank:  Grade Point is cumulative and based upon a 4.0 scale, with AP courses weighted as 5.0.  Class rank includes AP coursework.

Standardized Assessments:  In May of 2022, 80% of Saugatuck students passed their Advanced Placement Examinations compared to 63% at the state level and 59% globally.

Saugatuck High School’s 2022 SAT composite score was 1038 compared to 959 statewide.