Every year Niche.com lists the best schools and school districts in the United States.  We've narrowed that search down to public schools in West Michigan and are here to give you the top 10!

The ranking system is broken down into 8 different categories and weighed against each other to give each school an overall grade.  The categories are Academics, Teachers, Culture & Diversity, Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience, Health & Safety, Resources & Facilities, Clubs & Activities, and Sports.

West Michigan's 10 Best Public School Districts Of 2020

  1. Forest Hills Public Schools (10th in Michigan)
  2. East Grand Rapids Public Schools (12th in Michigan)
  3. St. Joseph Public Schools (13th in Michigan)
  4. Portage Public Schools (15th in Michigan)
  5. West Ottawa Public Schools (16th in Michigan)
  6. Spring Lake Public Schools (18th in Michigan)
  7. North Muskegon Public Schools (24th in Michigan)
  8. Hudsonville Public Schools (27th in Michigan)
  9. Black River Public School (34th in Michigan)
  10. Grandville Public Schools (37th in Michigan)

Here are some notable changes from last year's Top 10 Best School Districts:

  • The top 2 school districts retained their spots, but North Muskegon Public Schools dropped out of the top 3.
  • Dropping off the list was Mona Shores Public School District.
  • The new addition to the top 10 this year was Hudsonville Public Schools.

You can check out the entire rankings of the Best School Districts in Michigan here.  You can also find the best private schools, districts, teachers, and more at Niche.com.