Our school is proud of the following awards:
34 High qualified teaching staff
1:1 Student to Chromebook ratio
2017 State of the Art Award Wining Playground
82 Honor Roll Students grades 3-5 during 2019
2018 Watch D.O.G.S Program
2016 EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification
Mr. Brummel was named the Principal of Great Lakes Elementary in October of 2022. He is a graduate of Zeeland Public Schools who received both his undergrad and Master’s degrees from Grand Valley State University. Mr. Brummel has spent the last 12 years in education, teaching third and fourth grades at Great Lakes Elementary, and Social Studies at Harbor Lights Middle School. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Principal of Harbor Lights Middle School and has served as the district’s Summer Migrant School Coordinator. Mr. Brummel is excited to return to the building in which his career in education started, and is looking forward to accomplishing special things as a team at Great Lakes Elementary. Go WO!
Our family has intentionally chosen to send our children to Great Lakes since kindergarten. This school is a true cross-section of our community, and represents our diverse backgrounds and cultures like no where else. The Great Lakes teachers have continuously gone above and beyond for our kids, and I can say, without a doubt, that our children are better off from the experiences they've had at Great Lakes.Ryan Jernigan, parent
Great Lakes is the most accurate representation of the West Ottawa community from a cultural, racial and socioeconomic perspective. I am very pleased with how diverse the Great Lakes Elementary student body is, and I think it will prepare any and all who attend for great things to come in the Middle School, High School and 'Real World' years!Nate Price, former student and current parent
If you would like more information about enrolling your child at Great Lakes Elementary, please click here. If you have any questions contact our main office at (616) 786-1200.
Great Lakes Calendar
Please click on the calendar link to see upcoming events and important dates for Great Lakes Elementary.