Avg. test scores 38%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 9%

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

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Grand Rapids are 38% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 152 public schools in Grand Rapids
  • 82.3% of people in Grand Rapids have completed 8th grade
  • 81.1% of people in Grand Rapids have completed high school
  • 32.9% of people in Grand Rapids have completed a bachelors degree

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      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%

      Grand Rapids, MI School Districts

      • Grand Rapids Public Schools
      • Forest Hills Public Schools
      • Kentwood Public Schools
      • Kenowa Hills Public Schools
      • Berrien Springs Public Schools

      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.

      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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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mobile, AL193,71732%35%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,44639%20%
      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.