Guide to West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Area’s Top-Rated School Districts

West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Area boast some of the best school districts in the state, with multiple education, enrichment, and extracurricular opportunities available for kids of all ages. Our Eastbrook Homes communities proudly reside within a number of top-rated Michigan school districts and offer a plethora of locally-based resources and activities designed to capture the attention and curiosity of your growing family members. Join Eastbrook Homes as we walk through chart-topping school districts throughout our West Michigan and Greater Lansing Area communities. 

West Ottawa Public School District

West Ottawa Public School District boasts exceptional and diverse education programming, including Spanish Immersion, STEM, Advanced Placement classes, visual arts programs, and an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Career and technical training programs are offered to high school students, in addition to dual enrollment options to earn college credit prior to high school graduation. Ranked the 3rd most diverse school district in the state of Michigan, West Ottawa Public Schools represent students from a wide array of cultures, backgrounds, and socioeconomic climates to create an outstanding, award-winning community for all families and lifestyles. 

Searching for an Eastbrook Home in the West Ottawa Public School District? Eastbrook Homes’ Macatawa Legends community features condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes on over 400 acres of resort-like recreation and entertainment opportunities. Visit the Lake Michigan shoreline, community fitness center, or championship golf course and treat the family with daily visits to Macatawa Legends’ on-site aquatic center. 

Byron Center Public Schools

Byron Center Public Schools ranked 4th among the Best School Districts in the Grand Rapids Area – and for good reason! With an average math proficiency score of 71% (compared to a statewide average of 39%) and reading proficiency scores reaching 77% (compared to Michigan state’s 49% average), Byron Center Public Schools blend a family-focused environment with strong academic achievement and success. They also offer a wide array of athletic opportunities, including football, tennis, cross country, volleyball, and basketball. 

Searching for the perfect home in the Byron Center Public School District? Eastbrook Homes proudly offers two communities within this school district, Cook’s Crossing and Walnut Ridge. Cook’s Crossing showcases courtyard homes, single-family homes, and townhomes in a family-friendly, active community. Walnut Ridge features single-family homes nestled just 15 minutes from Grand Rapids and close to unlimited shopping, recreation, and entertainment opportunities for family members of all ages. 

Hudsonville Public School District

Hudsonville Public School District demonstrates that a larger school doesn’t equate to a lack of individualized attention and support. Every student is given the opportunity to thrive and learn in an environment that caters to their unique learning style. With a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities to choose from, Hudsonville Public Schools rank 9th out of 571 school districts in Michigan as one of the best school districts for athletes. Competitive athletic programs include soccer, cross country, bowling, baseball, track, skiing, swimming, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, and water polo. 

Eastbrook Homes offers three beautiful, family-friendly communities in the Hudsonville Public School District: Lowing Woods, Spring Grove Village, and Trillium Ridge. Lowing Woods features condominiums, single-family homes, and townhomes with a community clubhouse and pool, a 5-acre outdoor recreation area, and community event facilities. Spring Grove Village offers executive single-family homes close to downtown Hudsonville and only 15 minutes from Downtown Grand Rapids. Our Trillium Ridge community brings the low-maintenance lifestyle to your doorstep with customizable attached and detached condominiums just a few blocks away from schools, nature centers, and restaurants.  

East Lansing Public Schools

East Lansing Public Schools display exceptional academic programming, widespread diversity, and outstanding college preparatory education. With over 100 years of academic history to stand on, East Lansing Public Schools boast some of the most engaging programs in the state, including the MSU Gifted and Talented Education program, or GATE. Designed in conjunction with Michigan State University, the GATE program offers students a chance to experience differentiated courses like accelerated mathematics, intensive humanities, arts, language, literature studies, pre-law, sustainable agriculture, digital animation, pre-med, and technical writing.  

Ready to find your dream home in the East Lansing Public School district? Check out Eastbrook Homes’ Whitehills Lakes South community. Featuring exclusive, spacious single-family homes in an executive-style neighborhood, Whitehills Lakes South showcases stunning landscapes, private home sites, and convenient proximity to amenities, golf courses, and major highways. 

Okemos Public Schools 

Year after year, Okemos Public Schools exhibit dedication to excellence in academics, extra-curricular opportunities, and athletic offerings. Named the 6th best school district in the state of Michigan, Okemos Public Schools utilize evidence-based best practices grounded in science and student-centered engagement. Student opportunities include gifted and talented programs and special education programs centered within diverse educational settings and some of the best college preparatory environments in the state. 

Take advantage of Okemos Public School District’s exceptional education by exploring Eastbrook Homes’ College Fields community, an executive community situated on College Fields’ 300-acre Golf Course. Eastbrook’s College Fields community offers single-family homes close to I-96 and Grand River Avenue. Enjoy the prestigious golf lifestyle with easy access to amenities, schools, and entertainment opportunities. 

Are you looking to relocate to one of the best school districts in the state of Michigan? Look no further than Eastbrook Homes. We offer a multitude of customizable home plans in cities featuring top-rated school districts, award-winning beaches, vibrant downtown amenities, and family-friendly attractions. Build your dream home or find your picture-perfect move-in-ready home in a community your family can cherish for generations by connecting with an Eastbrook Homes sales agent today

Published on 08/02/2022

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