Every year Niche.com lists the best schools and school districts in the United States.  We've narrowed that search down to public schools in West Michigan and are here to give you the top 10!

The ranking system is broken down into 8 different categories and weighted against each other to give each school an overall grade.  The categories are Academics, Teachers, Culture & Diversity, Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience, Health & Safety, Resources & Facilities, Clubs & Activities, and Sports.

West Michigan's 10 Best Public School Districts Of 2019

  1. Forest Hills Public Schools (8th in Michigan)
  2. East Grand Rapids Public Schools (10th in Michigan)
  3. North Muskegon Public Schools (16th in Michigan)
  4. West Ottawa Public School District (18th in Michigan)
  5. St. Joseph Public Schools (19th in Michigan)
  6. Portage Public Schools (20th in Michigan)
  7. Spring Lake Public Schools (22nd in Michigan)
  8. Grandville Public Schools (23rd in Michigan)
  9. Black River Public School (28th in Michigan)
  10. Mona Shores Public School District (34th in Michigan)

Notable changes from last year include Forest Hills and East Grand Rapids switching spots, Portage Public dropping a few ranks, and Black River Public Schools joining the top 10 and West Shore Educational Service School District dropping off the list.

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