Top 10 Best Mecosta County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 5,314 students in Mecosta County, MI (there are 4 private schools, serving 392 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Mecosta County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Mecosta County, MI are Riverview Elementary School, Mecosta Elementary School and Mecostaosceola Education Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Mecosta County, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Michigan public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Mecosta County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Mecosta County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Riverview Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
509 Willow Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-2550
Grades: K-4
| 405 students
Rank: #22.
Mecosta Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
555 West Main St
Mecosta, MI 49332
(231) 972-7477
Grades: PK-4
| 230 students
Rank: #33.
Mecostaosceola Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15700 190th Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-3543
Grades: PK-12
| 109 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Big Jackson Public School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4020 13 Mile Rd
Paris, MI 49338
(231) 796-8947
Grades: K-6
| 15 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Mosaic School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
350 W Wheatland Ave
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-8150
Grades: 7-12
| 97 students
Rank: #66.
Big Rapids High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
21175 15 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-7651
Grades: 9-12
| 650 students
Rank: #77.
Barryton Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19701 30th Ave
Barryton, MI 49305
(989) 382-5311
Grades: PK-4
| 189 students
Rank: #88.
Chippewa Hills High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3226 Arthur Rd
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-2100
Grades: 7-12
| 509 students
Rank: #99.
Brookside Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
210 Escott St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-8323
Grades: PK-4
| 372 students
Rank: #1010.
Big Rapids Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 North Warren Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-9965
Grades: 5-8
| 622 students
Rank: #1111.
Chippewa Hills Intermediate School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3102 Arthur Rd
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-2200
Grades: 5-8
| 570 students
Rank: #1212.
Crossroads Charter 712
Charter School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Spruce St W
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-9041
Grades: 7-12
| 138 students
Rank: #1313.
Morley Stanwood Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4808 Northland Dr
Morley, MI 49336
(231) 856-7684
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #1414.
Morley Stanwood Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4700 Northland Dr
Morley, MI 49336
(231) 856-4550
Grades: 6-8
| 244 students
Rank: #1515.
Big Rapids Virtual School
Alternative School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
14980 215th Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-3489
Grades: K-12
| 139 students
Rank: #1616.
Crossroads Charter K6
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 North State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-6589
Grades: K-6
| 188 students
Rank: #1717.
Morley Stanwood High School
Magnet School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4700 Northland Dr
Morley, MI 49336
(231) 856-4444
Grades: 9-12
| 374 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mecostaosceola Career Center
Vocational School
15830 190th Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-5805
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Mecosta County, MI

Mecosta County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3102 Arthur Rd
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-2300
Grades: 5-6
| 286 students
15760 190th Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-3543
Grades: PK
| n/a students
501 W. Bridge Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-6234
Grades: 1-5
| 237 students
15800 190th Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-4410
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
15760 190th Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-3543
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
151 East 7th St
Morley, MI 49336
(231) 856-4444
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
350 East Wheatland Ave
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-8230
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
156 North Front St
Stanwood, MI 49346
(231) 823-2211
Grades: PK-1
| 168 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Mecosta County, MI?
The top ranked public schools in Mecosta County, MI include Riverview Elementary School, Mecosta Elementary School and Mecostaosceola Education Center.
How many public schools are located in Mecosta County, MI?
18 public schools are located in Mecosta County, MI.
What percentage of students in Mecosta County, MI go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Mecosta County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Mecosta County, MI?
Mecosta County, MI public schools minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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