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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Kentwood Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 9,035 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 54% in reading.
About Kentwood Public Schools...
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
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1130
287 responses
Average ACT
24
201 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,035
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$97,103,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,300/ 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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I loved most of my teachers that I had during my years in the kps system, but they spend way too much money on the sports and cut funding for other programs. The high school football team got new stuff all the time yet for the four years I was in high school there were leaks that never got fixed and so many programs cut for no reason other then the fact they had spent all the money that could be spent fixing them. They added a whole sports entrance that was mostly useless when that money could have been spent on supplies for the schools instead of teachers having to spend their money on stuff they need.
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.