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75%
  • John Ball Park Zoo School
  • 1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 6 · Students: 62
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
75%
  • Collins Elementary School
  • 4368 Heather Ln Se, Grand Rapids
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 430
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
72%
  • Knapp Forest Elementary School
  • 4243 Knapp Valley Dr Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 662
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
70%
  • City Middle/high School
  • 1720 Plainfield Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 727
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
69%
  • Northern Hills Middle School
  • 3775 Leonard St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 568
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
65%
  • Orchard View Elementary School
  • 2770 Leffingwell Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 595
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
65%
  • Northern Trails 5/6 School
  • 3777 Leonard St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: 5 - 6 · Students: 555
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
60%
  • Northern High School
  • 3801 Leonard St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,125
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
59%
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • 4201 Breton Rd Se, Grand Rapids
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 753
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
57%
  • West Michigan Aviation Academy
  • 5363 44th Street S.e., Grand Rapids
  • West Michigan Aviation Academy
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 490
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
55%
  • Center For Economicology
  • 1720 Plainfield Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 6 · Students: 60
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
54%
  • Knapp Charter Academy
  • 1759 Leffingwell Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Knapp Charter Academy
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 759
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
52%
  • Wellspring Preparatory High School
  • 1031 Page Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Wellspring Preparatory High School
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 413
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
50%
  • Lighthouse Academy - North Campus
  • 1260 Ekhart St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Lighthouse Academy
  • Grades: 3 - 12 · Students: 122
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
50%
  • Grand Rapids Learning Center
  • 415 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 46
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
50%
  • Kent Education Center--beltline
  • 1606 Leffingwell Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 80
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
50%
  • Bethany Based School
  • 901 Eastern Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 4 - 12 · Students: 25
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
50%
  • Lighthouse Academy - St. Johns
  • 2355 Knapp St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Lighthouse Academy
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 13
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 3:1
50%
  • Lincoln Campus
  • 860 Crahen Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 304
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
47%
  • Southwood Elementary
  • 630 66th St Se, Grand Rapids
  • Kentwood Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 317
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
42%
  • Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
  • 409 Lafayette Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 226
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
40%
  • Nexus Academy Of Grand Rapids
  • 801 Broadway Ave Nw Ste 225, Grand Rapids
  • Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 166
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
40%
  • Ca Frost Environmental Science Academy
  • 1460 Laughlin Dr Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 470
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
39%
  • East Kentwood High School
  • 6230 Kalamazoo Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Kentwood Public Schools
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 1,936
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
38%
  • Kenowa Hills High School
  • 3825 Hendershot Ave Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Kenowa Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,135
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
37%
  • North Park Montessori Academy
  • 3375 Cheney Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 341
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
37%
  • Kenowa Hills Middle School
  • 3950 Hendershot Ave Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Kenowa Hills Public Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 726
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
32%
  • Stocking Elementary
  • 863 7th St Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 283
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
30%
  • Coit Arts Academy
  • 617 Coit Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 286
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
30%
  • Ken-o-sha Park Elementary
  • 1353 Van Auken St Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 125
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
28%
  • Grand Rapids Montessori Public School
  • 159 College Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 408
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
28%
  • New Branches Charter Academy
  • 3662 Poinsettia Avenue Se, Grand Rapids
  • New Branches Charter Academy
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 358
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
27%
  • Congress Elementary
  • 940 Baldwin St Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 157
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
25%
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
  • 678 Front Avenue Nw Suite 265, Grand Rapids
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 2,800
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
25%
  • Palmer School
  • 309 Palmer St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 274
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
25%
  • Mulick Park Elementary School
  • 1761 Rosewood Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 238
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
25%
  • Sibley School
  • 943 Sibley St Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 341
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
25%
  • Aberdeen Elementary School
  • 928 Aberdeen St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 265
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
24%
  • Southwest Community Campus School
  • 801 Oakland Ave Sw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 801
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
22%
  • Innovation Central High School
  • 421 Fountain St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 746
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
22%
  • East Leonard School
  • 410 Barnett St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 191
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
22%
  • Shawmut Hills School
  • 2550 Burritt St Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: KG - 7 · Students: 352
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
20%
  • Southeast Career Pathways
  • 1356 Jefferson Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 83
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
20%
  • Lighthouse Academy - Waalkes
  • 1501 Cedar St Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Lighthouse Academy
  • Grades: 3 - 12 · Students: 54
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
20%
  • Kent Hills School
  • 1445 Emerald Ave Ne, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 320
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
20%
  • Harrison Elementary
  • 1440 Davis Ave Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 861
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
17%
  • Gerald R. Ford Academyemic Center
  • 851 Madison Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 224
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
17%
  • Ottawa Hills High School
  • 2055 Rosewood Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 597
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
17%
  • Union High School
  • 1800 Tremont Blvd Nw, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,099
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
17%
  • Brookside School
  • 2505 Madison Ave Se, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 305
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
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Grand Rapids school information

IndexGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Average Test Scores30%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:122:116:1
Total public schools1523,42179,221
Total private schools4383524,874
Total post-secondary schools151967,963
The Grand Rapids, MI educational system consists of 152 public schools, 43 private schools and 15 post-secondary schools. Grand Rapids public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 25% lower than than the Michigan average and 38% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Grand Rapids public schools is 24:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.1% have completed high school, 32.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Grand Rapids

IndexGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school81.1%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college62.7%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.9%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

There are a total of 152 public schools, 43 private schools and 15 post-secondary schools in Grand Rapids. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Grand Rapids, MI schools is 30%. The average student to teacher ratio is 24:1. In Grand Rapids, MI, an average of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.1% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Grand Rapids schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Grand Rapids, MI schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
East Grand Rapids, MI11,29777%57%
Forest Hills, MI27,66771%44%
Byron Center, MI6,84068%39%
Hudsonville, MI7,27867%37%
Walker, MI24,45860%22%
Grand Rapids, MI193,88730%38%

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Mobile, AL193,71732%35%
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Augusta, GA196,78422%56%
Amarillo, TX197,57075%53%
Little Rock, AR197,64026%46%
Grand Rapids, MI193,88730%38%
Source: The Grand Rapids, MI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.
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