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Our school is proud of the following awards:
2019 National Blue Ribbon School
15th Highest Achieving Elementary School in Michigan
1:4 Student to Chromebook Ratio
100% Highly Qualified, Instructional Staff
1% Top Percentile Statewide Academic Performance
2016 EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification
I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Psychology. My career in education began in 1996 when I became an elementary school resource teacher. I taught for 5 years at both the elementary and middle school levels in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. During that time, I attained a Master’s Degree also From GVSU in Special Education Administration with Director’s Approval. In 2002, I accepted my first administrative position as a High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. In my 18 years as an administrator, I have also served as a Middle School Principal, an Elementary School Principal, a Special Education Director, and an Early Childhood Director. I am extremely excited to be in West Ottawa Public Schools and especially at Lakewood Elementary where we nurture leaders who excel academically and socially by providing a caring and enriching environment. We are proud to maintain an atmosphere that is built on seeing the potential in each and every student and prepare them to be College, Career and Life Ready!
We have had such a positive experience at Lakewood and West Ottawa. The academic data is impressive, but only tells part of the story. Teachers are passionate about educating each and every child. They understand the importance of developing the whole child and do so much to nurture all students. It is the teachers' love of teaching that breeds a love of learning in this school, and that is a gift to last a lifetime.Erin James, parent
Lakewood Elementary has been such a great place for our children to attend. We could not imagine having our boys go anywhere else. Between the amazing staff, very involved PTO, and wonderful academic opportunities we are so very happy to have Lakewood as our elementary school. Knowing that caring and compassionate staff surround our boys each day is such a reassurance.Theresa Snider, parent
If you would like more information about enrolling your child at Lakewood Elementary, please click here. If you have any questions contact our main office at (616) 786-1300.
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