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School Choices

Neighborhood

Neighborhood schools offer a traditional education. They are located throughout the city and are open to all students within their attendance area. Exciting pilot programs are underway to strengthen the connection between neighborhood schools and neighborhood residents.

Listing of feeder schools per high school
Union Family of Schools Ottawa Hills Family of Schools
Aberdeen School (PK-8)
Buchanan Elementary (PK-5)
Burton Elementary (PK-5)
Burton Middle (6-8)
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary (PK-5)
East Leonard Elementary (PK-5)
Harrison Park School (PK-8)
Kent Hills Elementary (PK-5)
Palmer Elementary (PK-5)
Riverside Middle (6-8)
Shawmut Hills School (PK-8)
Sibley Elementary (PK-5)
Stocking Elementary (PK-5)
Union High School (9-12)
Westwood Middle (6-8)

Alger Middle (6-8)
Brookside Elementary (PK-5)
Campus Elementary (PK-5)
Congress Elementary (PK-5)
Dickinson Academy (PK-8)
Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary (PK-5)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Academy (PK-8)
Mulick Park Elementary (PK-5)
Ottawa Hills High School (9-12)
 


Theme

Theme schools offer the core curriculum through a unique lens, including environmental science, arts and music, global studies, leadership, Montessori, International Baccalaureate and more. In many theme schools, students have the opportunity for place based education and exciting extracurricular programming to enhance their learning. 

Theme schools include:

Centers of Innovation

The Centers of Innovation are unique public-private partnerships that offer students a rigorous classroom education along with opportunities to connect with professional mentors, complete job shadowing and internships, and earn college and trade school credits or career certification to prepare them for in-demand, high paying careers.

Centers of Innovation include:

Special education

Special education programs meet the unique needs of students with individualized education programs (IEPs) by providing instruction and training to enable them to meet the district’s rigorous Academic Plan. The district also provides center-based special education programs and services to students from the 20 school districts of the Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) as determined through the IEP team process.

Center-based programs include:

  • Ken-O-Sha Early Childhood Center (birth-age 5) two locations
  • Grand Rapids Oral Deaf (birth-age 26)
  • Kent Education Center (KEC) Oakleigh (K-8)
  • Kent Education Center (KEC) Beltline (9-12)
  • Kent Vocational Options (ages 18-26)
  • Lincoln Developmental Center (ages 5-26)
  • Lincoln School (ages 5-26)
  • Pine Grove Learning Center (ages 5-26)
  • Community Transition Campus (ages 18-26)

Alternative Education

Alternative education programs are available for students who need an alternative to the traditional high school setting. These programs help students complete their high school diploma. Students may also be able to earn college credit while completing their diploma. 

Alternative education programs include:

Cultural Centers

Cultural Centers provide language support services for English Language Learners. Bilingual staff are available to assist parents and students as they improve their English language skills. 

Cultural Centers include:

  • Brookside Elementary
  • Buchanan Elementary
  • Burton Elementary
  • Congress Elementary
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
  • Dickinson Academy
  • Harrison Park School
  • Palmer Elementary
  • Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy
  • Sibley Elementary
  • Southwest Community Campus
  • Stocking Elementary
  • Burton Middle School
  • Riverside Middle School
  • Westwood Middle School
  • Union High School
  • Newcomers at Union High School

School Locations and Attendance Area Maps

View Grand Rapids Public Schools in a full screen map

 

Click the links below for attendance area maps: 

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools 

General District Materials

Presentations

GRPS 101

Documents

Top 10 Reasons (English)

Top 10 Reasons (Spanish)

Largest Selection of School Choices

World Class Preschools (bilingual)

Challenge Scholars (@ Union Feeder) Booklet

Early Middle College (@ Ottawa Hills High School) FAQ

Digital School Brochures (English)

Digital School Brochures (Spanish)

School (Grade level)

Unlinked brochures do not currently have a Spanish translated version. We are working to translated all of our brochures. Thank you for your patience. 

World-Class Preschool 

Aberdeen School (PK-8) 

Alger Middle (6-8) 

Blandford School (6) 

Brookside Elementary (PK-5) 

Buchanan Elementary (PK-5) 

Burton Elementary (PK-5) 

Burton Middle (6-8) 

CA Frost Environmental Science Academy (PK-11) 

Campus Elementary (PK-5) 

Center for Economicology (6) 

Cesar E Chavez Elementary (PK-5) 

City High/Middle (7-12) 

Coit Creative Arts Academy (PK-5) 

Congress Elementary (PK-5) 

Dickinson Academy (PK-8) 

East Leonard Elementary (PK-5) 

Gerald R Ford Academic Center (PK-8) 

Grand Rapids Montessori (PK-12) 

Harrison Park School (PK-8) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Design and Construction (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Health Sciences (9-12) 

Innovation Central - Academy of Modern Engineering (9-12) 

Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary (PK-5) 

Kent Hills Elementary (PK-5) 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Academy (PK-8) 

Mulick Park Elementary (PK-5) 

North Park Montessori (PK-8) 

Ottawa Hills High School (9-12) 

Palmer Elementary (PK-5) 

Public Museum School (6-8) 

Ridgemoor Park Montessori (PK-6) 

Riverside Middle (6-8) 

Shawmut Hills (PK-8) 

Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy (PK-8) 

Sibley Elementary (PK-5) 

Southwest Community Campus (PK-8) 

Stocking Elementary (PK-5) 

Union High School (9-12) 

University Prep Academy (6-12) 

Westwood Middle (6-8) 

Zoo School (6)