Macatawa BaySchool Information

Macatawa Bay is your choice along the lakeshore! Macatawa Bay Middle School is located on 140th Avenue between Quincy and Riley Streets. It is a beautiful campus nestled between residential neighborhoods and towering oak trees. Our unique building offers an indoor track, ample classroom space and even a planetarium! Our school culture is built around rewarding students for their academic successes and positive behavior choices. Students and faculty exhibit the “ROCKS” philosophy of Respect – Ownership – Compassion – Knowledge – Success. Macatawa Bay Middle school is a special place to build skills and knowledge to ensure our students are “College, Career and Life Ready.”

Macatawa BayFAQ


How do I enroll my student at Macatawa Bay Middle School?

Please visit the Enrollment page for further information.

How can I enroll my students in advanced and/or HS courses?

What electives can my students take?


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 student handbook?

You can view the Middle School Student Handbook on this link.

What technology will be available for my student?

What Positive Behavior supports are available for my student?

At Mac Bay, we uses the ROCKS (Respect, Ownership, Compassion, Knowledge and Success) acronym to highlight our positive behavior system. Students are encouraged to show these traits to earn rewards at the ROCSK shop monthly.

How can my student participate in athletics?

What after school activities are available for my student(s)?

We encourage all students to get involved in athletics, clubs and after school activities. This is an important part of middle school discovery!

When were the emergency drills?

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

Macatawa Bay has proven to me it has a child-focused intent. Macatawa Bay has accomplished this by offering a variety of classes to meet my son's academic needs and a staff that genuinely care about him being successful everyday both academically and socially. My son is successful because of West Ottawa's focus on relationships and academic rigor.
Nancy Reynolds, parent
Macatawa Bay has been a wonderful place for my three children to learn. Each built incredible relationships with teachers, felt safe, and grew as learners. While all three were very different students, each was well prepared to make the transition to high school. I love how the teachers genuinely care about their students, not just as learners, but as a whole person.
Carrie Johnson