Top 10 Best Kent County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 239 public schools serving 98,225 students in Kent County, MI (there are 72 private schools, serving 17,232 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Kent County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%). Kent County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
The top ranked public schools in Kent County, MI are Brown Elementary School, Blandford School and Ada Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kent County, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Michigan public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Kent County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Kent County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Brown Elementary School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8064 Byron Center Ave Sw
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 878-6200
Grades: K-4
| 607 students
Rank: #22.
Blandford School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3143 Milo St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 819-2555
Grades: 6
| 63 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Ada Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
731 Ada Dr Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8940
Grades: PK-4
| 333 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Caledonia Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
9770 Duncan Lake Ave Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
(616) 891-8181
Grades: K-4
| 307 students
Rank: #55.
Countryside Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8200 Eastern Ave Se
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 878-6900
Grades: K-4
| 606 students
Rank: #66.
Marshall Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1756 64th St Sw
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 878-6300
Grades: PK-4
| 540 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 376 students
Rank: #88.
Knapp Forest Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4243 Knapp Valley Dr Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8980
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
Rank: #99.
Central Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5810 Ada Dr Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8750
Grades: 7-8
| 521 students
Rank: #1010.
West Michigan Aviation Academy
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5363 44th Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 446-8886
Grades: 9-12
| 609 students
Rank: #1111.
Chandler Woods Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6895 Samrick Ave Ne
Belmont, MI 49306
(616) 866-6000
Grades: PK-8
| 736 students
Rank: #1212.
East Grand Rapids High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2211 Lake Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 235-7555
Grades: 9-12
| 925 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Lakeside School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2325 Hall St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 235-7553
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Valley View Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
405 Summit Ave Ne
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 863-6366
Grades: K-5
| 625 students
Rank: #1515.
City Middlehigh
(Math: 66% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2380
Grades: 7-12
| 907 students
Rank: #1616.
Northern High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3801 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,153 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Emmons Lake Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8950 Kraft Ave Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
(616) 528-8100
Grades: K-4
| 398 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Pine Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3250 Redford Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8910
Grades: PK-4
| 477 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Rockford Spanish Immersion
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3900 Kroes St Ne
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 863-6374
Grades: K-5
| 301 students
Rank: #2020.
Byron Center West Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8654 Homerich Ave Sw
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 878-6500
Grades: 6-9
| 678 students
Rank: #2121.
East Grand Rapids Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2425 Lake Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 235-7551
Grades: 6-8
| 635 students
Rank: #2222.
Northern Hills Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3775 Leonard St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8650
Grades: 7-8
| 531 students
Rank: #2323.
Alto Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6150 Bancroft Ave Se
Alto, MI 49302
(616) 987-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Central High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5901 Hall St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,136 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Eastern Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Pettis Ave Ne
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8850
Grades: 6-8
| 563 students
Rank: #2626.
Goodwillie Environmental School
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8400 2 Mile Rd Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 493-8633
Grades: 5-6
| 103 students
Rank: #2727.
Kettle Lake Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8451 Garbow Dr Se
Alto, MI 49302
(616) 868-6113
Grades: K-4
| 378 students
Rank: #2828.
Eastern High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Pettis Ave Ne
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8830
Grades: 9-12
| 819 students
Rank: #2929.
Central Woodlands 56 School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Alta Dale Ave Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8790
Grades: 5-6
| 456 students
Rank: #3030.
Wealthy School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1961 Lake Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 235-7550
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #3131.
Breton Downs School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2500 Boston St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 235-7552
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: #3232.
Cross Creek Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7701 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 656-4000
Grades: K-8
| 782 students
Rank: #3333.
Dutton Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3820 68th St Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
(616) 698-8982
Grades: PK-4
| 267 students
Rank: #3434.
Grandville Central Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4052 Prairie St Sw
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 254-6012
Grades: PK-6
| 241 students
Rank: #3535.
Murray Lake Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3275 Alden Nash Ave Ne
Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 987-2750
Grades: PK-5
| 428 students
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Kent County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1800 Tremont Blvd Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-3150
Grades: 9-12
| 111 students
1061 Kensington Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2620
Grades: 9-12
| 168 students
1010 Alexander St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2213
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
921 Alger Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2222
Grades: PK-6
| 283 students
45 Lexington Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2797
Grades: Inquire with school
| 107 students
240 84th Street Se
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 827-0195
Grades: PK
| 34 students
8542 Byron Center Ave Sw
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 878-6100
Grades: PK
| n/a students
9749 Duncan Lake Ave Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
(616) 891-8117
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Campau Park School (Closed 2014)
Special Education School
50 Antoine St Sw
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2290
Grades: PK-5
| 207 students
1326 Thomas St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 819-3522
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
710 Benjamin Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 771-3525
Grades: K-8
| 444 students
Cbot School (Closed 2010)
Special Education School
864 Crahen Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 819-2740
Grades: 12
| 20 students
204 East Muskegon St
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-9102
Grades: 2-4
| 710 students
421 Fountain St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2301
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
200 Alma Street
Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 887-8218
Grades: K-1
| 464 students
421 Fountain St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2310
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
200 Clover Street
Kent City, MI 49330
(616) 678-4680
Grades: PK-10
| 3 students
1417 Covell Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 819-2411
Grades: K-5
| 250 students
1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2424
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
1720 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 819-2424
Grades: 9-12
| 578 students
Day Treatment (Closed 2012)
Alternative School
1501 Cedar St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 336-2340
Grades: 7-11
| 12 students
1326 Thomas Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 819-3522
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
1585 36th Street Sw
Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 530-7587
Grades: PK-5
| 260 students
758 Eastern Avenue Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 819-2510
Grades: K-5
| 341 students
8285 Vinton Ave Nw
Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 887-8213
Grades: 9-12
| 60 students
2396 Hillside Dr Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 363-3879
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
159 College Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2530
Grades: K-5
| 184 students
311 State Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-9646
Grades: 7-12
| 158 students
851 Madison Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 819-2640
Grades: 6-8
| 266 students
8948 Kraft Ave Se
Caledonia, MI 49316
(616) 891-8236
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
982 Lee St Sw
Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 241-2661
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
111 36th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 252-2084
Grades: 4-8
| n/a students
670 Burton Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 241-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 74 students
670 Burton St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 241-6300
Grades: K-5
| 96 students
670 Burton Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 241-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 38 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kent County, MI?
The top ranked public schools in Kent County, MI include Brown Elementary School, Blandford School and Ada Elementary School. Kent County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
How many public schools are located in Kent County, MI?
239 public schools are located in Kent County, MI.
What percentage of students in Kent County, MI go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Kent County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kent County, MI?
Kent County, MI public schools minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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