Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 1 student at woodside and 2 students at lakeshore on 12/3/21; 1 student at great lakes and 3 students at waukazoo on 12/2/21; 1 student at waukazoo, 3 students at harbor lights and 1 student at great lakes on 12/1/21. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard and the COVID-19 Prevention Strategies.
Preparing Students to be College, Career, and Life Ready! West Ottawa Public Schools prepares students for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts, as well as social, and emotional learning. We believe in a learning environment that supports the whole child. Our schools have been recognized by numerous publications and continuously rank at or near the top of schools in Ottawa County.
Our Secondary programs offer a multitude of courses and extracurricular activities to personalize and cater to your child’s education experience!
West Ottawa was recently ranked as the #1 public school district in Ottawa County by Niche.com and is one of only two districts in the county to be recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools-Silver Award Winner for eight consecutive years. At grades 6-12 each student is provided with their own Chromebook device to enhance and personalize their learning experience. We offer 47 different visual, performing, and applied arts programs to our students, and more than 120 athletic programs and clubs, all of which are led by highly-qualified staff. With such diverse experiences available, we are confident that the needs of each and every child will be met.
I'm extremely pleased with WOPS. With a graduate from the Class of 2018 and a current student in the Class of 2021, I've enjoyed the entire K-12 experience. West Ottawa has the infrastructure, resources, and people to support a diverse student population and all of their interests. There is truly something for everyone.Tavan Hendrick
Your child’s path to college and career readiness begins with Young Kindergarten or Kindergarten and continues through graduation. Your neighborhood school is a place to call home during grades K-5. Each elementary school feeds into either Macatawa Bay Middle School or Harbor Lights Middle School. Grade 6 students are educated together with specialized transition programs at each middle school prior to entering the 7th and 8th grade schedule. These middle school learning communities combine to enter the award winning West Ottawa High School Campus in 9th grade. Parents of any neighborhood school may request that their child attend a school outside their attendance area by completing an Internal School of Choice Application. Please click on the button below to learn more about the education plan for your child and enrollment information.
On the shores of picturesque Lake Michigan, Ottawa County is home to more than 5,000 acres of county parks, 307 miles of rivers and streams, and two state parks. With easy access to downtown Holland, shopping, dining and recreation are just around the corner. Up for a quick drive? Head to burgeoning downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, or take a day trip to Chicago—less than three hours away. The small town feel paired with ease of access to both green space and the big city make Ottawa County a great place to call home. Beaches, bike trails, Holland State Park and world-renowned festivals like Tulip Time are just a few of the reasons many of our teachers and staff choose to live and work right here in our district.
Please review the district map to see which school your child would attend. You can find the contact information regarding that specific building by clicking on the pin within the map. To learn more about a specific building, please click on the “Learn More” button below.