Grand Rapids Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 13,920 students in Grand Rapids Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Grand Rapids Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Michigan public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Grand Rapids Public Schools School District are City Middlehigh, Blandford Nature Center and John Ball Park Zoo School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Grand Rapids Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Grand Rapids Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Grand Rapids Public Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
51 Schools
3,552 Schools
# Students
13,920 Students
1,402,793 Students
# Teachers
911 Teachers
81,445 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Grand Rapids Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 862 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 50% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
Overall District Rank
#679 out of 872 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
76%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.54
# American Indian Students
38 Students
8,929 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
140 Students
49,796 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
5,501 Students
117,732 Students
% Hispanic Students
40%
8%
# Black Students
4,446 Students
247,767 Students
% Black Students
32%
18%
# White Students
2,833 Students
912,175 Students
% White Students
20%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
1,201 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
955 Students
65,125 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,152
106,526
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,181
101,141
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,111
100,631
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,108
100,684
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,137
102,076
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,031
101,704
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,150
104,266
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,151
107,731
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,157
112,321
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,097
119,122
# Students in 10th Grade:
969
116,106
# Students in 11th Grade:
892
113,207
# Students in 12th Grade:
783
113,297
# Ungraded Students:
1
3,981

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,524 is higher than the state median of $14,294. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $21,457 is higher than the state median of $14,172. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$272 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$299 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,524
$14,294
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$21,457
$14,172
This chart display average spending per public school student in Grand Rapids Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Grand Rapids Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
City Middlehigh
Math: 69% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2380
Grades: 7-12
| 924 students
Rank: #22.
Blandford Nature Center
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3143 Milo St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 819-2555
Grades: 6
| 49 students
Rank: #33.
John Ball Park Zoo School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1300 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3344
Grades: 6
| 55 students
Rank: #44.
Center For Economicology
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2380
Grades: 6
| 44 students
Rank: #55.
Union High Transition
Special Education School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3160
Grades: 9-12
| 92 students
Rank: #66.
Ottawa High Transition
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2055 Rosewood Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 819-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
Rank: #77.
Ca Frost Environmental Science Academy Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1460 Laughlin Dr Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2250
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Bethany Based School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
901 Eastern Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 245-7708
Grades: 4-12
| 22 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Home Education Site
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2405 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2621
Grades: 1-12
| 1 students
Rank: #1010.
Stocking Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
863 7th St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3130
Grades: PK-5
| 189 students
Rank: #1111.
North Park Montessori Academy
Math: 33% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3375 Cheney Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 819-2848
Grades: PK-8
| 418 students
Rank: #1212.
Grand Rapids Public Museum Middle School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
272 Pearl St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3600
Grades: 6-8
| 185 students
Rank: #1313.
Coit Creative Arts Academy
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
617 Coit Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2390
Grades: PK-5
| 241 students
Rank: #1414.
Grand Rapids Montessori Middlehigh
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
421 Fountain St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2405
Grades: 7-12
| 189 students
Rank: #1515.
Mulick Park Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1761 Rosewood Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 819-2810
Grades: PK-5
| 215 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Congress Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
940 Baldwin St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 819-2201
Grades: PK-5
| 194 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Shawmut Hills School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2550 Burritt St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3055
Grades: PK-8
| 225 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Grand Rapids Montessori Academy
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
159 College Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2405
Grades: PK-12
| 284 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Palmer School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
309 Palmer St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2929
Grades: PK-5
| 165 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Gerald R Ford Academic Center
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
851 Madison Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2640
Grades: PK-8
| 287 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Sibley School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
943 Sibley St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Aberdeen Academy
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
928 Aberdeen St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2868
Grades: PK-8
| 199 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Ca Frost Environmental Science Academy Middle High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1417 Covell Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2550
Grades: 6-12
| 384 students
Rank: #2424.
Southwest Community Campus School
Math: 19% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Oakland Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2947
Grades: PK-6
| 668 students
Rank: #2525.
Harrison Park Academy
Math: 17% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1440 Davis Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2565
Grades: PK-8
| 582 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Grand Rapids Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
435 Fulton St E, Sneden Hall 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2010
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Southeast Career Pathways
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1356 Jefferson Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-3082
Grades: 9-12
| 63 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Brookside Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2505 Madison Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2242
Grades: PK-5
| 298 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Dickinson Academy
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
448 Dickinson St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2505
Grades: PK-8
| 282 students
Rank: #3030.
East Leonard Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
410 Barnett St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2525
Grades: PK-5
| 148 students
Rank: #3131.
Burton Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2133 Buchanan Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2262
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #3232.
Ridgemoor Park Montessori
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2555 Inverness Rd Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 819-5321
Grades: PK-6
| 127 students
Rank: #3333.
Union High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3160
Grades: 9-12
| 964 students
Rank: #3434.
Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy
Magnet School
Math: 10% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
512 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-1010
Grades: 6-12
| 466 students
Rank: #3535.
Buchanan Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1775 Buchanan Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2252
Grades: PK-5
| 376 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools School District
  • 1331 FRANKLIN ST SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 49506-2634
  • (616) 819-2000
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 13,920 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 76% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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