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For the 2021 school year, there are 243 public schools serving 105,090 students in Kent County, MI. 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, Ada Elementary School and Goodwillie Environmental 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 37% (versus the Michigan public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 39% 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 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Kent County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Brown Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8064 Byron Center Ave Sw
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616) 878-6200

    Grades: K-4 | 524 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Ada Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    731 Ada Dr Se
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8940

    Grades: PK-4 | 345 students
  • Rank: #33.
    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: #44.
    Marshall Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1756 64th St Sw
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616) 878-6300

    Grades: PK-4 | 531 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Countryside Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8200 Eastern Ave Se
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616) 878-6900

    Grades: K-4 | 524 students
  • Rank: #66.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #99.
    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: #1010.
    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: #1111.
    Alto Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 75% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6150 Bancroft Ave Se
    Alto, MI 49302
    (616) 987-2600

    Grades: PK-5 | 505 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    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: #1313.
    Caledonia Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9770 Duncan Lake Ave Se
    Caledonia, MI 49316
    (616) 891-8181

    Grades: K-5 | 444 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    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: #1616.
    Central Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5810 Ada Dr Se
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8750

    Grades: 7-8 | 605 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Cross Creek Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7701 Kalamazoo Ave Se
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616) 656-4000

    Grades: K-8 | 784 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    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: #1919.
    Chandler Woods Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6895 Samrick Ave Ne
    Belmont, MI 49306
    (616) 866-6000

    Grades: PK-8 | 739 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    Rockford Spanish Immersion Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3900 Kroes St Ne
    Rockford, MI 49341
    (616) 863-6374

    Grades: K-5 | 320 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Kettle Lake Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8451 Garbow Dr Se
    Alto, MI 49302
    (616) 868-6113

    Grades: K-5 | 450 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Grandville South Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3650 Navaho St Sw
    Grandville, MI 49418
    (616) 254-6211

    Grades: PK-6 | 427 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Murray Lake Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3275 Alden Nash Ave Ne
    Lowell, MI 49331
    (616) 987-2750

    Grades: PK-5 | 477 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Crestwood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6350 Courtland Dr Ne
    Rockford, MI 49341
    (616) 863-6346

    Grades: K-5 | 478 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Grandville Central Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4052 Prairie St Sw
    Grandville, MI 49418
    (616) 254-6010

    Grades: PK-6 | 188 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Robert L Nickels Intermediate School Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8638 Byron Center Ave Sw
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616) 878-6400

    Grades: 3-7 | 656 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Central Woodlands 56 School Math: 59% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    400 Alta Dale Ave Se
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8790

    Grades: 5-6 | 526 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Byron Center West Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8654 Homerich Ave Sw
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616) 878-6500

    Grades: 6-9 | 616 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Emmons Lake Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8950 Kraft Ave Se
    Caledonia, MI 49316
    (616) 528-8100

    Grades: K-5 | 435 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Grandville Century Park Learning Center Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5710 Kenowa Ave Sw
    Grandville, MI 49418
    (616) 254-6821

    Grades: PK-6 | 541 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    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: #3434.
    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: #3535.
    Eastern Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2200 Pettis Ave Ne
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8850

    Grades: 7-8 | 411 students
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