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Kentwood Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 9,276 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
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Kentwood Public Schools Reviews
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!
What I liked most about attending Kentwood Public Schools overall was their diversity they had with race, ethics, culture, religion, etc. It was a school that was open to everyone's culture and accepted everyone's different background. They didn't just accept it, but they encouraged it because the more diversity within a school brought more opportunities for people who were born less fortunate to have special opportunities that Kentwood offered. It was a school that helped the students be open minded to society and accept others for who they were and helped learn from one another based off of each other's background history of what they were taught.
This is the districts that you would want to be in if you don’t want to feel out of place, because here I’m the Kentwood public schools especially East Kentwood high school, it’s considered to be one of the most diverse high schools in the country. As part of the freshman soccer team I can confirm that, we have players from all over the world. We have schools from over 60 countries, you’ll never feel like you don’t belong there ever.