East Grand Rapids Public Schools
East Grand Rapids Public Schools is a school district located within East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1841, the district limits mirror the city limits except for a small grouping of homes north of the city. Standard and Poors has reported that "none of Michigan's school districts report higher excelling rates."
The East Grand Rapids Public School system consists of five schools:
- Breton Downs Elementary School
- Lakeside Elementary School
- Wealthy Elementary School
- East Grand Rapids Middle School
- East Grand Rapids High School
- The system formerly consisted of two other schools—Manhattan Elementary School (razed, site now part of Manhattan Park) and Woodcliff Elementary School (now houses administration offices [Morse Administration Center] and other district programs).
- The current superintendent of East Grand Rapids public schools is Dr. Sara Shubel, who began her tenure in the fall of 2006.
- According to SchoolMatters.com , East Grand Rapids Public Schools enrolled 2,903 students in 2005, making it rather small by state standards.
- EGRPS Spent $8,055/Student (average) in 2004.
- Over 75% of students participate in the ACT and SAT tests.
94.5% Caucasian; 2.4% African American; 1.8% Asian; 1.2% Hispanic; 0.1% Native American
- EGR's administration building is now named the James E. Morse Administration Center (formerly Woodcliff Administration Building), named after the recently retired former superintendent, Dr. James Morse.
- The school district prides itself in athletic achievement having won 117 state championships in its history, a Lower Peninsula record.
- East Grand Rapids' school colors are blue and gold, and their mascot is Paul the Pioneer. The school fight song is Onward East to the tune of On Wisconsin.
- East Grand Rapids Public Schools (Official Home Page)
- Standard and Poors analysis of EGR Public Schools