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2022 Best Schools in Kent County

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Kent County.

    Northern High School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    9-12,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My time spent at Northern High School has overall been very good. The school is structured nicely, featuring newly renovated spaces with excellent resources for the innovative project based learning....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,188,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  2. #1 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Cross Creek Charter Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    BYRON CENTER, MI,

    K-8,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Cross Creek Charter Academy is an amazing school! The teachers and staff are wonderful and do such a fantastic job at helping all children succeed in their education. The Moral Focus curriculum....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 784,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  3. #2 Best Public High Schools in Kent County.

    East Grand Rapids High School

    East Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI,

    9-12,

    207 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I just finished my sophmore year here at East Grand Rapids High School. I have been in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District since 2014. I value the amount of oppertunitys we are given but....

    Read 207 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 979,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  4. #3 Best Public High Schools in Kent County.

    West Michigan Aviation Academy

    Public School,

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI,

    9-12,

    113 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been attending WMAA for what will be four years now, and I am fairly impressed. Most of the teachers here actually care, and are willing to help you as you figure things out. The addition of....

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 606,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  5. #2 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Wealthy School

    East Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI,

    PK, K-5,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 400,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  6. #4 Best Public High Schools in Kent County.

    Central High School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    9-12,

    136 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Just like any other high school, there are positive and negative aspects of Forest Hills Central High School. One of my favorite aspects of FHC is the teachers themselves. Teachers seem to and....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,190,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  7. #3 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Ada Elementary School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    PK, K-4,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 329,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  8. #4 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Lakeside Elementary School

    East Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 412,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  9. #2 Best Public Middle Schools in Kent County.

    East Grand Rapids Middle School

    East Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI,

    6-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Students were judgmental and overly sheltered, most having grown up in “the bubble” of East Grand Rapids, giving them little to no real world understanding. However, most teachers were exceptionally....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 671,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  10. #5 Best Public High Schools in Kent County.

    City Middle/High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI,

    7-12,

    238 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, I had a positive experience at City. I attended City from 7th through 12th grade, and will be graduating in just a week! City is certainly a very challenging learning environment. The....

    Read 238 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 877,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  11. #5 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Breton Downs School

    East Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI,

    PK, K-5,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Very strong... College was easy for me compared to HS at East. Well prepared..

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 425,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  12. #6 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Collins Elementary School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    PK, K-4,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 375,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  13. #3 Best Public Middle Schools in Kent County.

    Northern Hills Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    7-8,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: High School Senior says My favorite experiences were in my Challenge classes, both history and language arts. I was really able to bond with my classmates and a few of my teachers over more in depth curriculums..

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 569,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  14. #7 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Excel Charter Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI,

    K-8,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Of my time going here for the couple of days I've been here, It's a really good environment. I like how the teachers and staff are very committed to your overall success as a student. I would....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 778,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  15. #5 Best Public Middle Schools in Kent County.

    Eastern Middle School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    7-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 421,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  16. #8 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Knapp Forest Elementary School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    PK, K-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 689,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  17. #1 Best Private High Schools in Kent County.

    Grand Rapids Christian High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI,

    9-12,

    232 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved Grand Rapids Christian High School! This is the best high school a kid can go to. They have amazing teachers, sport teams, facilities, and technology. Also they provide a lot of help to make....

    Read 232 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 918,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  18. #6 Best Public Middle Schools in Kent County.

    Central Middle School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    7-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience at Central Middle School was above average. The administration, teachers and counselors were all helpful in learning techniques and tricks to how to be prepared for High School and....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 570,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  19. #9 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Brown Elementary School

    Byron Center Public Schools, MI,

    K-4,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 555,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  20. #10 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Walker Charter Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    WALKER, MI,

    K-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Teachers and staff have high expectations for behavior and academics and also communicate well with families. Classrooms are focused on learning, always pushing students to go beyond the....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 747,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  21. #11 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Chandler Woods Charter Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    BELMONT, MI,

    K-8,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Hands down best school, amazing staff and teachers. This isn’t just a job for teachers. They love and enjoy being a teachers. The school focuses on the kids with ways to make learning better and more....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 785,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  22. #12 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Thornapple Elementary School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    PK, K-4,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: High School Senior says I loved my time at Thornapple, and am forever thankful for the teachers, and staff there who built character and were positive role models for the kids. Walking to school everyday, I had a blast....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 370,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  23. #9 Best Public Middle Schools in Kent County.

    Central Woodlands School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    5-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 494,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  24. #10 Best Public Middle Schools in Kent County.

    Northern Trails School

    Forest Hills Public Schools, MI,

    5-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 526,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  25. #13 Best Public Elementary Schools in Kent County.

    Countryside Elementary School

    Byron Center Public Schools, MI,

    K-4,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 1 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 585,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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