Grand Rapids School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 53 public schools serving 15,297 students in Grand Rapids School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Grand Rapids School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Michigan public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Grand Rapids School District are City Middlehigh School, 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 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 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Grand Rapids 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 School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
53 Schools
3,752 Schools
# Students
15,297 Students
1,471,315 Students
# Teachers
1,060 Teachers
82,103 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Grand Rapids School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 864 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 2018-2019 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   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   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   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   School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.71
0.52
# American Indian Students
52 Students
9,967 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
195 Students
49,753 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
5,840 Students
114,844 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
8%
# Black Students
5,086 Students
260,067 Students
% Black Students
33%
18%
# White Students
3,033 Students
977,697 Students
% White Students
20%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
1,270 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,084 Students
57,332 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,381
116,531
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,368
105,739
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,221
103,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,234
105,347
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,265
107,935
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,243
112,233
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,287
112,252
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,243
111,715
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,169
114,372
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,237
123,329
# Students in 10th Grade:
989
121,114
# Students in 11th Grade:
878
115,638
# Students in 12th Grade:
598
117,203
# Ungraded Students:
184
4,056

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,092 is higher than the state median of $13,210. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,316 is higher than the state median of $13,245. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue
$262 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Grand Rapids   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$265 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Grand Rapids   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,092
$13,210
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Grand Rapids   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,316
$13,245
This chart display average spending per public school student in Grand Rapids   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Grand Rapids School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
City Middlehigh School
Math: 69% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2380
Grades: 7-12
| 874 students
Rank: #22.
Blandford Nature Center
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
3143 Milo St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 819-2555
Grades: 6
| 61 students
Rank: #33.
John Ball Park Zoo School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1300 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3344
Grades: 6
| 57 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
| 61 students
Rank: #55.
Lincoln Campus
Special Education School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
860 Crahen Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 819-2762
Grades: K-12
| 308 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
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
| 19 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
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
| 4 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Kent Education Centerbeltline
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1606 Leffingwell Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 365-2357
Grades: 9-12
| 65 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 281 students
Rank: #1010.
North Park Montessori Academy
Math: 33% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3375 Cheney Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 819-3220
Grades: PK-8
| 428 students
Rank: #1111.
Coit 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: K-5
| 246 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 235 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
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
| 212 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
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: K-8
| 281 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Grand Rapids Montessori Public School
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
| 408 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
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
| 231 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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
| 284 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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
| 303 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Aberdeen Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
928 Aberdeen St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2868
Grades: K-8
| 233 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Ca Frost Environmental Science Academy
Math: 17% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1460 Laughlin Dr Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2550
Grades: K-12
| 770 students
Rank: #2121.
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: K-8
| 816 students
Rank: #2222.
Harrison Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1440 Davis Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2565
Grades: PK-8
| 740 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Grand Rapids Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
415 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2010
Grades: 9-12
| 73 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Kent Education Centeroakleigh
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2223 Gordon St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2717
Grades: K-8
| 49 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
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: 8-12
| 67 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Brookside 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
| 270 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Dickinson School
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
| 294 students
Rank: #2828.
East Leonard 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
| 178 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 475 students
Rank: #3030.
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
| 69 students
Rank: #3131.
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
| 983 students
Rank: #3232.
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
| 432 students
Rank: #3333.
Buchanan 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
| 431 students
Rank: #3434.
Kenosha Park Elementary School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1353 Van Auken St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 819-2696
Grades: PK-5
| 166 students
Rank: #3535.
Sherwood Global Studies Academy
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3859 Chamberlain Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 819-3095
Grades: K-8
| 333 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 15,297 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • 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%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71

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