Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 3 students at WOHS and 1 student Sheldon Woods on 4/14/21; 3 students at the WOHS and 2 students at Pine Creek on 4/13/21. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard and West Ottawa Safe Schools Handbook.

MeetMr. Lemmon

Waukazoo Elementary, situated just miles from beautiful Lake Michigan, provides high levels of learning for each of our 475+ students. Our staff is highly dedicated and committed to preparing each of our students to become College, Career and Life Ready. We strive, daily, to create a rigorous academic environment while also ensuring systems are in place to meet each child’s academic, social and emotional needs.

West Ottawa Public Schools provides many academic programs and options beginning in kindergarten and extending into middle school and high school. Waukazoo Elementary provides extended learning opportunities through our advanced math placement courses and offering classrooms which implement Montessori methods. The Montessori program has grown from simply one, 1st-3rd grade Montessori classroom in 2000, to a K-5 program currently housing over 130 students.

Student achievement is at the heart of all we do as a staff. We provide common core standards driven curriculum and implement best practices in our classrooms to make certain we are developing 21st century learners. Ongoing professional development for teachers and staff is provided annually to make certain we are providing cutting edge instruction to ensure our students achievement. I truly believe, upon further investigation, you will find West Ottawa Public Schools and Waukazoo Elementary a place you will want your family to call home.

We would love the opportunity to introduce you to our Waukazoo family and answer any questions you may have. We can be reached at 616-786-1800.


Samuel A. Lemmon, Ed.S.

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