Every school in the Forest Hills public school system has a mission to work with the Forest Hills community to provide opportunities to obtain knowledge, experiences, and skills to all types of learners in order to have the means to construct industrious and meaningful lives. The Forest Hills public school system is comprised of seventeen total schools, plus an alternate education high school and a transitional center. There are eight elementary schools, three 5/6 schools including an environmental school, three middle schools, and three high schools.
Located at 731 Ada Drive SE in Ada, this Forest Hills elementary school had a total of 400 students during the 2010-2011 school year. Ada Elementary’s personal school goals include a focus on developing, sustaining, or improving the writing skills of their students, incorporating the use of technological tools to enhance and demonstrate learning, and cultivating and showing positive character attributes. Ada Elementary has programs such as Eager Readers, and as a Forest Hills public school, it offers Youth Programs available to all schools within the Forest Hills school district.
Home of the blue and black Huskies, is a Spanish immersion school in the Forest Hills Public School System. Located at 7192 Bradfield Avenue SE in Ada, Ada Vista had 502 students in the 2010-2011 school year. This Forest Hills school has partnered with Sibley Elementary School in the Grand Rapids Public School district for support and valuable interschool activities and events. Ada Vista’s Spanish Immersion program provides a foundation for bilingualism in order that your student may be proficient in both Spanish and English. As a Forest Hills public school, Ada Vista offers Youth Programs available to all schools within the Forest Hills school district.
This Forest Hills elementary school is located on 4368 Heather Lane SE in Grand Rapids. As a sister to Buchanan Elementary School in Grand Rapids School district, Collins Elementary is always working to learn and improve their teaching techniques. Collins Elementary school goals include increasing the use of technology to enhance learning in the areas of math, reading, writing, and research projects; maintaining and improving writing skills; and focusing on raising math skills and computation to grade level. As with every Forest Hills public school, Collins Elementary offers Youth Programs and activities.
Located at 4243 Knapp Valley Drive NE in Grand Rapids, Knapp Forest Elementary ended its 2010-2011 year with 636 students enrolled. As a sister school to Lincoln Elementary in Grand Rapids school district, Knapp Forest’s PTO Sister School Committee plans and implements joint programs throughout the year. Knapp Forest also participates in the Grand Rapids Symphony Artists in Residency Program, promoting musical talent and pursuit at a young age. As a Forest Hills public school, Knapp Forest Elementary offers Youth Programs available to all schools within the Forest Hills school district.
With a philosophy of helping, sharing, and caring, Meadow Brook Elementary had a total of 513 students during the 2010-2011 school year. Located at 1450 Forest Hill SE in Grand Rapids, Meadow Brook Elementary is a sister school to Damier Elementary School in Verrettes, Haiti. This Forest Hills elementary school received an “A” grade from the Michigan Department of Education and offers a Chinese immersion program. Their school goals include integrating the use of technology into all areas of the school and its education, continuing to support programs which promote positive student choices and allow them to develop respect for ethnic diversity and other cultures. As a Forest Hills public school, Meadow Brook Elementary offers Youth Programs available to all schools within the Forest Hills school district.
With a total of 579 students at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, Orchard View Elementary is a Forest Hills public school with hundreds of ways to get involved with the community, the education, and the world. Located on 2770 Leffingwell Ave SE in Grand Rapids, Orchard View sustains many programs that celebrate culture, knowledge, community, environment, and each other. In addition, as a Forest Hills public school, Orchard View offers Youth Programs available to all schools within the Forest Hills school district.
With the colors green and white and a panther as a mascot, Pine Ridge Elementary is a Forest Hills public school with a lot to offer. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, Pine Ridge had 560 students enrolled, and its school mission statement calls for respect for the self, others, the school and the world. Pine Ridge’s school-wide goal is to bring their students to a level of mastery for their grade levels in language arts, math, reading and writing. It is located at 325 Redford Avenue SE in Grand Rapids. With many community events and Youth Programs offered to all schools within the Forest Hills school district, Pine Ridge Elementary is a Forest Hills public school ready to teach.
With a Thornapple River otter named Oliver as their red and blue mascot, Thornapple Elementary is located at 6932 Bridgewater Drive SE in Grand Rapids. Their school goals are to improve the level of mastery in the areas of reading and writing, to increase students skills in computation and problem solving, and to ally their curriculum and assessment programs. Thornapple Elementary has a sister school partnership with Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy in Grand Rapids school district. As a Forest Hills public school, Thornapple Elementary offers Youth Programs available to all school within the Forest Hills school district.
A 5/6 school located on 400 Alta Dale SE in Ada. This two grade transition between elementary school and middle school continues Forest Hills public school tradition of emphasizing involvement with the community, serving others around them, taking care of the environment, and utilizing and developing creativity in all respects. Central Woodlands had 591 students enrolled during its 2010-2011 school year. With numerous enrichment field trips, dozens of service projects, and other valuable activities, Central Woodlands 5/6 is a Forest Hills public school dedicated to your child’s education.
Northern Trails is a 5/6 school located on 3777 Leonard Street NE in Grand Rapids. This transition school between elementary and middle school has a unique opportunity through its four volunteer-managed wooded trails on campus. Dedicated to opportunity and learning, Northern Trails has introduced their students to essential knowledge such as the voting process as well as creative opportunities such as performances at local sports games and attending performances by the Grand Rapids Symphony. With an emphasis on community, the environment, and knowledge, Northern Trails 5/6 is a Forest Hills public school with many unique opportunities.
A 5/6 school in Forest Hills school district located at 8400 2 Mile Road NE surrounded by 476 acres of the wooded acres of Siedman Park. This LEED certified school opened as an environmental school out of Camp O’Malley in 1999 and had 101 students enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year. With its buildings made completely out of recycled materials and a mission to offer a unique approach to learning which facilitates a love and understanding of nature. This Forest Hills public school is a unique learning opportunity for your child.
The green and white Rangers of Central Middle School numbered 637 during the 2010-2011 school year. Central Middle is a successful school in the Forest Hills school district, which is reflected in their MEAD scores, which hovered between 95 and 100%. With talented music programs, an active student council, and a very wide range of electives, Central Middle is a great place for students with any interest. Located at 5810 Ada Drive SE in Ada, Central Middle has many opportunities for students in the Forest Hills school district.
The crimson and black Hawks of Eastern Middle School share a large campus with Eastern High school on 110 acres of land dedicated to the Eastern Schools of the Forest Hills school district. With 389 students in the 2010-2011 school year, Eastern Middle enjoyed their uniquely designed building which was build up to LEED standards. Eastern Middle is dedicated to the success of their students by emphasizing community, learning, and the environment.
The blue and black Huskies of Northern Hills numbered 543 are located at 3775 Leonard NE in Grand Rapids. With 73% of their students on Honor Roll or with Honorable Mention, This Forest Hills public school provides many opportunities for student success, such as full year high school language courses available to eighth graders. With successful implementation of programs such as “Bring Up Grades” or “BUG” and a full Spanish immersion program, Northern Hills is making sure that not only is no child left behind, but every student receives the opportunities necessary to become responsible learners.
This school offers 185 courses as well as AP courses. Central High has over 1,000 students and the largest marching band in the area. Named one of the top 1000 high schools in America by Newsweek, Central High sends 95% of their graduates to a 2-4 year college with over 2.5million dollars in scholarship funds. Michigan Merit results placed them in the top 1% . One of the three excellent Forest Hills high schools, Central has dozens of opportunities for your student to take advantage of.
Located on 3801 Leonard NE in Grand Rapids, Northern has just over 1,000 students. This Forest Hills public school has received a Green School Award for its efforts in preserving the environment. Northern High has recognized talented individuals in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities.
One of three superb high schools in the Forest Hills school district, and shares its campus with Eastern Middle School. With 871 students during the 2010-2011 school year, Eastern High is part of a community of students dedicated to preserving the environment, cultivating community, and growing in knowledge and life skills. The crimson and black hawks of Eastern High enjoy the use of a building build to LEED standards. Eastern High is full of unique opportunities for your student in the Forest Hills school district.