LakewoodSchool Information

Lakewood Elementary offers many options and programs for all young kindergarten (YK) through fifth grade students. Lakewood Elementary offers two sections of GSRP preschool for students who are four years old and qualify for the program . Lakewood also provides extended learning opportunities through an Advanced Math placement course in fifth grade and offers the S.A.I.L. (Students Accelerated in Learning) program which is a gifted and talented Language Arts offering. Parents of West Ottawa students have access to school and student information through the district’s online Parent Portal.



How do I enroll my student at Lakewood?

Please visit the Enrollment page.


What is the daily start and end time? What is the schedule for a half day?

Please view the daily start and end time schedule on this document.

Where can I access the Parent/Student Handbook?

How can I be involved?

Along with a caring staff, Lakewood Elementary students are supported by a large number of parent and community volunteers. Those interested in volunteering at Lakewood are encouraged to complete the online Volunteer Form and to reach out to their child’s teacher or the school secretary.

What is the S.A.I.L. Program?

Lakewood’s SAIL Program meets the needs of the academically advanced student. This program services students who are advanced a year or more above in their grade level in the area of language arts. Students receive 75 minutes of language arts instruction daily in this pull out program. During this instructional time, students participate in challenging reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities that incorporate grade level and above grade level skills. Critical thinking is promoted to empower students to challenge themselves. Students are also involved regularly in project based learning projects that allow them to apply their learning to real world issues, practice and perfect communication skills, and share their love of learning with others in the community

What is the curriculum offered students at Lakewood Elementary?

Please view the district curricular information page here


What options exist for before and afterschool care?

Please visit the Child Care Program page for more information.

What is Young Kinders?

Young Kinders is a full-day program offered to students at Lakewood Elementary. Students typically assigned to Young Kinders are summer birthdays. For more information on Young Kinders, please contact the principal at (616) 786-1300.

What is the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)?

Please visit the GSRP page for further information.

When were the emergency drills?

Please review the spreadsheet to learn more about the drills at this building.

Student Life

What "Specials" are provided to students?

All students, YK-5, take a combination of Physical Wellness, Art, Music, Technology, and Spanish Language. Each “Special” is taken once per week.

How is technology integrated into the curriculum?

All students at Lakewood Elementary are provided opportunities to experience age appropriate technology. In the classroom, through a ratio of one computer for every four students, learning is enhanced during small group independent.

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
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