Grand Rapids school information

IndexGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Average Test Scores30%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:122:116:1
Total public schools1523,42179,235
Total private schools4383524,875
Total post-secondary schools151967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Grand Rapids are 38% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 152 public schools in Grand Rapids.
  • 81.2% of people in Grand Rapids have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.1% of people in Grand Rapids have completed high school.
  • 30.7% of people in Grand Rapids have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Grand Rapids

IndexGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade81.2%86.4%83.8%
Completed high school80.1%85.3%82.4%
Completed some college60.5%59.1%58.4%
Completed associate degree37.8%35.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors30.7%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters10.8%10.3%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Grand Rapids (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
East Grand Rapids, MI10,99977%57%
Forest Hills, MI27,07271%44%
Byron Center, MI6,05768%39%
Hudsonville, MI7,21767%37%
Walker, MI24,01560%22%
Grand Rapids, MI190,73930%38%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Salt Lake City, UT189,26739%20%
Amarillo, TX194,93075%53%
Mobile, AL194,94232%35%
Glendale, CA195,38052%6%
Huntington Beach, CA195,68658%19%
Grand Rapids, MI190,73930%38%
Source: The Grand Rapids, MI education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.