Our school is proud of the following awards and accolades:
100% Highly Qualified Teaching Staff
2019 Renovated Building
2017 New State of the Art Playground
1:4 Student to Chromebook Ratio
2019 National Elementary Honor Society
Hello and welcome to Woodside Elementary School! I am Greg Rutten and am in my sixth year at Woodside Elementary and in my eighth year in West Ottawa Public Schools. Before coming to West Ottawa, I supported numerous public schools throughout southwest Michigan while working as an Outreach Specialist for Michigan State University. Prior to MSU, I worked as a teacher, principal and coach in various schools in Michigan. My college training include completion of my Bachelors and Masters degree at Western Michigan University. Woodside Elementary is a positive and caring place to learn. If you are interested in learning more about our “Woodside Pride,” please call and set up a time to visit. (616) 786-1900.
The teachers and staff at Woodside Elementary are wonderful! They truly care about all of the students and are committed to providing the best education and support a child can have. They are always willing to give advice and suggestions on how I can better support my child's learning at home, which has been very helpful and has made a big difference.Linda Kisner, parent
My kids have thrived at Woodside due to the caring staff and teachers that have the ability to recognize both strengths and weaknesses and give encouragement accordingly! The strong communication is appreciated and they value and respect my input as a parent. My kids are safe, happy and thriving in the diverse environment. I am confident they are on the path to being "Life Ready!"Libby Piotrzkowski, parent
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