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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Kentwood Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 8,901 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
5820 Eastern Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Telephone
(616) 455-4400

Kentwood Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1130
186 responses
Average ACT
24
188 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,901
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$97,103,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,854/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Kentwood Public Schools Reviews

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The quality of education is very good. After attending KPS since elementary school I found myself very prepared for AP and Dual Enrollment classes that are offered in the high school. The athletic facilities are very nice and kept up to date. One issue with the schools that many outsiders don't know is how often the ceilings leak, in several areas, and how many bathroom stall doors are nonfunctional. Another positive would be the teachers are generally high educated, as many have masters degrees, and they always have good interactions with students. Also, there is so many clubs one wouldn't want to count them; everything from vegan club to salmon club to chess club and more!
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Kentwood Public Schools offers a plethora of different routes for students and their family/community to go down. There are well-developed musical, arts, athletic, volunteer, and academic programs and opportunities for all students.

With over 600 students per graduating class, those who attend Kentwood Public Schools are exposed to every single kind of person out there, whether it is people of different nationalities, economic backgrounds, passions/talents, or LGBTQ status. Students and staff are well trained in social skills and can work together with any kind of person because of it.
I am currently a senior and East Kentwood High School. I can honestly say I have had a great high school experience. I am current actively involved in the music program - Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band. I am one of the original members of Model UN Club and am on the Wrestling team. Throughout my years at EK I have been blessed to have some of the most inspiring and encouraging teachers that has helped motivate and challenge me to become a better student and aspire to reach my personal and academic goals.