Lakeshore Elementary School is located on 168th Avenue between Riley and Quincy Streets. Our building is one block away from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Lakeshore Elementary has about 415 K-5th grade students. The building also houses West Ottawa’s W.O.W. (West Ottawa Wonders) Preschool for three and four-year olds. Additionally, Lakeshore also hosts the YMCA Child Care program which provides before school, after school, and all day child care.
Lakeshore is home to West Ottawa’s Spanish Immersion program as well. This program begins in preschool for 3-year olds through 5th grade. In this partial immersion program, students spend at least one-half of their school day immersed in the Spanish language and culture. Our dedicated teachers have made this program one of the most popular programs in all of the greater Holland area.
This Spanish Immersion program is just one of the wonderful programs at Lakeshore Elementary which help prepare our students to be College, Career and Life Ready. Lakeshore has a very large population of school of choice students from the Holland area. Our diverse population, caring staff, and involved parents, have helped Lakeshore achieve the “Beating the Odds” award from the Michigan Department of Education in 2010-2011, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Lakeshore was also named a “Reward School” by the Michigan Department of Education in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014! Lakeshore Elementary also received the National Blue Ribbon Award in September of 2014 and September of 2021.
If you have any questions about Lakeshore Elementary or the Spanish Immersion program, please feel free to contact me at (616) 786-1400 or email me.