Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 1 student at Harbor Lights, 2 students at Pine Creek and 1 student at Mac Bay on 1/22/21. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard and West Ottawa Safe Schools Handbook.
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Welcome to West Ottawa Public Schools. We are so pleased to have you and your child join our school family. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, honoring diversity, and delivering quality and challenging programs for your child. Most of all, our staff has a heart for your child, and we are dedicated to meeting his/her needs as an individual learner.
West Ottawa Public Schools is pleased to offer Schools of Choice for non-resident students who qualify. Whether you live in the area or plan to commute to our district, we have a program that will personalize the learning experience for your child. Please click on the button below to learn more about enrollment.
West Ottawa Public Schools’ curriculum is student-centered and standards based. As students learn the core concepts, they develop an understanding of the relationships and connections of significant knowledge, facts, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. We continuously offer innovative and personalized learning opportunities which greatly benefit the West Ottawa community.
West Ottawa Public Schools’ Transportation Department transports over 5,000 eligible students to-and-from school and school-related activities each school day. This is accomplished with a dedicated team of 78 transportation professionals and a professionally maintained fleet of 61 buses that travel more than 4,000 miles each day. Click on the button below to learn more about transportation for your child.
It is the mission of the West Ottawa Public Schools to facilitate high quality preschool needs of the children and families we serve. West Ottawa implements a safe, consistent learning environment, which enables intellectual, social, and physical growth for present and future students. Click on the button below to learn about the various Preschool programs offered in the district.
West Ottawa Public Schools spans through 73 square miles in Ottawa County. Our district has a population over 44,000 residents, supported by 12 schools. The western edge of our district borders the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Holland, Michigan is located 30 minutes southwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 2.5 hours northeast of Chicago, Illinois.
I am very impressed with the West Ottawa school district. I appreciate the variety of programs they offer at the different elementary schools. It provides many choices for parents who are looking for a program to fit their child's learning style. The programs include bilingual, Montessori, SAIL, and traditional. It is great to have options!Lisa Kopek
What impresses me the most is the variety of curriculum they have for all students. I am literally blown away by how much time and commitment the staff invest in ensuring our students have an emphasis on the Fine Arts as a necessary part of a well-rounded education.Angela Reed