Public Schools Guide

Public Schools Guide

  • Cheryl Grant
  • 02/2/24

Byron Center

Byron Center schools are located in a suburban/rural community south of the city of Grand Rapids.  More than 4,000 students at six campuses, including a high school, middle school, intermediate school (5th and 6th grades) and three elementary schools.  The district offers Early Childhood programs, STEM classes, college-level Advanced Placement classes, and dual enrollment. There is strong community support for Athletics and the district’s Fine Arts Program, including the Van Singel Fine Arts Center.



Caledonia schools are located in a suburban/rural community southeast of the city of Grand Rapids.  District enrollment is more than 4,600 students. Schools include a high school, middle school, intermediate school (5th and 6th grades) and five elementary schools.  The district offers an Early Childhood Center and a Young Fives program, college-level Advanced Placement classes, and a STEM-focused curriculum. Students have access to award-winning arts and athletics programs. The district boasts 81% of students pursue continuing education.  They have a 92.9% graduation rate, which is 14 points higher than the state average.


Cedar Springs

Located 20 miles north of Grand Rapids, the Cedar Springs School District is situated on a campus setting, with the exception of the Middle School, which is located one mile south of the main campus. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in the preschool through high school classes.  The district offers a full complement of extracurricular, athletics, and fine arts programs.


Comstock Park

Comstock Park Public Schools is a suburban school district north of Grand Rapids. Enrollment is approximately 1980 students. The district offers pre-school and ECSE programs, Its elementary schools are divided up by developmental levels, so there is a K-2 school and a school for grades 3-5.  The middle school has grades 6-8 and the high school is a traditional 9-12 grade building. 

Flex Academy at the High School. 


East Grand Rapids

The East Grand Rapids School District is a source of pride for this small community just outside the city of Grand Rapids.  There are 2,900 students at five schools, including a high school, middle school, and three elementaries.  The district maintains a “tradition of excellence,” having received numerous local, state and national awards and recognitions.  It is known for its rigorous academic programs, excellent opportunities in the arts, and co-curricular activities.  


Godfrey Lee

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is a small school district in the suburban Grand Rapids community of Wyoming.  The district offers small class sizes and a strong commitment to academic excellence.


Godwin Heights

Also located in Wyoming, Godwin Heights is a small district, offering an early childhood center, a K-2 and grades 3-5 elementary schools, a middle school and high school.  The district also has an alternative learning environment for high school students up to age 19.


Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Public School District is, Michigan’s eighth-largest public school district and the third-largest employer in the City of Grand Rapids. The district is comprised of more than 40 schools and 14,000 students, representing more than 70 countries with over 75 different languages spoken.  GRPS offers the largest selection of school choices in all of West Michigan, including neighborhood schools, theme schools, and Success Centers. designed for scholars who may need extra support recovering high school credit, be off-track academically, or have experienced other challenges that required an alternative educational setting.  Whether it’s Montessori-style learning, a museum-based middle and high school, Zoo School, or the renowned City Middle High School, which offers Dual Enrollment and an International Baccalaureate program, there is something for every child at GRPS.



Grandville is K-12th grade school district, serving 5,600 students from the communities of Walker, Grandville and Wyoming. In addition to seven elementary schools, an intermediate, middle and high school, the district offers early childhood education for preschoolers and a non-traditional high school, Pathways.  According to the district website, Grandville is ranked by Niche in the top 5% of school districts in Michigan for 2022, and is known for its extensive academic and extracurricular opportunities for students.



The Kelloggsville School District serves students in the communities of Kentwood and Wyoming.


Kenowa Hills

Kenowa Hills offers early childhood education, all the way up to the district’s Middle College program. The district has three elementary schools, a middle and high school, plus a STEM Academy, offered by application to students in 8th-10th grades.


Kent City

Kent City is a small district located north of Grand Rapids.  It offers one elementary school, a middle school and high school.



The Kentwood School District covers a large geographic area south of the city of Grand Rapids.  The district has a strong reputation for academics, arts and athletics.  Students have access to a full array of AP class offerings, as well as a Middle College program. The district has 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, a freshman campus and high school for grades 10-12.   



Lowell Area Schools are  located 18 miles east of Grand Rapids.  This suburban district covers a large geographic area, offering four elementary schools , a middle school and high school, known for high academic standards and innovative programs. In addition, Unity High School offers a personalized alternative setting for grades 9-12. The Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Center provides science instruction and trails within a natural setting. District enrollment is just under 4,000 students.



Northview Public Schools is located in Grand Rapids, MI, acknowledged for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs.  The district serves more than 3,100 students at three elementary schools, two middle and three high schools.  The district offers innovative programs such as Field School, the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program, Future Focused Fridays at our Career Center and many more.



The Rockford community is located about nine miles north of the city of Grand Rapids.  The school district is a point of pride for the community and known for its focus on academics, athletics, and the arts.  All schools in Rockford School District are Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools.  There are ten elementary schools, two middle schools, a freshman center and high school, plus an alternative high school, River Valley Academy.  The district offers a large selection of AP courses and concurrent enrollment at Ferris State University and Grand Valley State University.  World language opportunities include Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Spanish at the high school level and Spanish Immersion starting in  kindergarten.  The district is state, nationally and world recognized for its fine arts, Odyssey of the Mind and telecommunications programs.



The community of Sparta is located 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids.  The school district proudly describes itself as big enough to offer a variety of course work or curricular options but small enough to provide abundant opportunity for students to participate in music, athletics, and drama. The district offers early childhood education, plus two elementary schools, a middle and high school.


Thornapple Kellogg

Thornapple Kellogg Schools is located in northwestern Barry County and southern Kent County.

It offers early childhood education, three elementary schools, plus a middle school and high school.  The district serves 3,200 students.



The Wyoming Public School District is located in the city of Wyoming, Michigan, the largest suburb of Grand Rapids and the 18th largest city in Michigan. District enrollment is approximately 4,000 students.



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