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For the 2021 school year, there are 139 public schools serving 55,734 students in Grand Rapids, MI. Grand Rapids has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
The top ranked public schools in Grand Rapids, MI are Goodwillie Environmental School, Thornapple Elementary School and Lakeside School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Grand Rapids, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Michigan public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Grand Rapids have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Grand Rapids, MI Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Goodwillie Environmental School Magnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8400 2 Mile Rd Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 493-8920

    Grades: 5-6 | 101 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Thornapple Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6932 Bridgewater Dr Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 493-8920

    Grades: PK-4 | 360 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Lakeside School Math: 72% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2325 Hall St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (616) 235-7553

    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Breton Downs School Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2500 Boston St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (616) 235-7552

    Grades: PK-5 | 395 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Knapp Forest Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4243 Knapp Valley Dr Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8980

    Grades: PK-6 | 671 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Collins Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4368 Heather Ln Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 493-8900

    Grades: PK-4 | 376 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Wealthy School Math: 70% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1961 Lake Dr Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (616) 235-7550

    Grades: PK-5 | 398 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Pine Ridge Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3250 Redford Dr Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 493-8910

    Grades: PK-4 | 499 students
  • Rank: #99.
    East Grand Rapids Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2425 Lake Dr Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (616) 235-7551

    Grades: 6-8 | 664 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Discovery Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2461 60th St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49508
    (616) 871-1080

    Grades: K-5 | 566 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Northern Hills Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3775 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8650

    Grades: 7-8 | 591 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Kent Vocational Options Special Education School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    864 Crahen Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 819-2740

    Grades: 9-12 | 112 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    John Ball Park Zoo School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1300 Fulton St W
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-3344

    Grades: 6 | 57 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Excel Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4201 Breton Rd Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    (616) 281-9339

    Grades: K-8 | 773 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Northern Trails 56 School Math: 60% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3777 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8990

    Grades: 5-6 | 536 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Meadow Brook Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1450 Forest Hill Ave Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616) 493-8740

    Grades: K-4 | 510 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Grandville Cummings Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4261 Schoolcraft St Sw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534
    (616) 254-6040

    Grades: PK-6 | 496 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Blandford Nature Center Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3143 Milo St Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534
    (616) 819-2555

    Grades: 6 | 61 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Walker Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1801 3 Mile Rd Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    (616) 785-2700

    Grades: K-8 | 744 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    North Oakview Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4300 Costa Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 361-3450

    Grades: K-4 | 424 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Orchard View Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2770 Leffingwell Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 493-8930

    Grades: K-6 | 569 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Center For Economicology Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    (616) 819-2380

    Grades: 6 | 61 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Zinser Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1234 Kinney Ave Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534
    (616) 453-2461

    Grades: PK-5 | 332 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    409 Lafayette Ave Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 459-0330

    Grades: K-5 | 262 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Highlands School Math: 46% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4645 Chandy Dr Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 361-3440

    Grades: 5-6 | 470 students
  • Rank: #26-3126.- 31.
    Bethany Based School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    901 Eastern Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 245-7708

    Grades: 4-12 | 19 students
  • Rank: #26-3126.- 31.
    Godwin Heights Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3529 Division Ave S
    Grand Rapids, MI 49548
    (616) 252-2040

    Grades: 7-12 | 81 students
  • Rank: #26-3126.- 31.
    Kent Education Centerbeltline Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1606 Leffingwell Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 365-2357

    Grades: 9-12 | 65 students
  • Rank: #26-3126.- 31.
    Lighthouse Academy Street Johns Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2355 Knapp St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    (630) 873-0513

    Grades: K-12 | 15 students
  • Rank: #26-3126.- 31.
    Lighthouse Academy Waalkes Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1501 Cedar St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 617-9321

    Grades: K-12 | 65 students
  • Rank: #26-3126.- 31.
    Pine Rest Kentwood Public Schools Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    300 68th St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49548
    (616) 554-3980

    Grades: 1-12 | 31 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Kenowa Hills Central Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4252 3 Mile Rd Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534
    (616) 453-6351

    Grades: K-5 | 583 students
  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Glenwood Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    912 Silverleaf St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49508
    (616) 455-2510

    Grades: PK-5 | 336 students
  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Lincoln Campus Special Education School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    860 Crahen Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 819-2762

    Grades: K-12 | 308 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Endeavor Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5757 East Paris Ave Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    (616) 554-5241

    Grades: PK-5 | 606 students
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