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Knapp Forest Elementary School Overview

4243 Knapp Valley Drive Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 , Tel: +1 (616) 493-8980 Forest Hills Public Schools
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    Type: Public Elementary School
    Grades: K-6
  • 662

    Students

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Knapp Forest Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

July 12, 2017 Submitted by a parent
So---lots of great things about Knapp Forest--friendly staff, beautiful environment, involved parents, etc. I'm glad to be there and my daughter loves school and that is crucial to me. However, they do lack a lot of rigor as a school and rest on the fact that their students come from good families so know the 'job will get done' somewhere, if not at school. It's unfortunate though, because with a population of such high achieving students as they do have they could be doing so much more in the way of academics. They recently implemented the MAP test (NWEA) and do nothing with the results school wide. I don't see this data driving instruction, leading to intentional differentiation, or providing students with more challenging (if need be) or more remediated (if need be) work. The MAP test is a sound assessment and to not use it to the extent of the information it provides about student learning is a shame. Additionally, this is one of the most un-safe schools I've been a part of in my entire life. To be a school in the year 2017 who still doesn't have a buzzer system to let parents into the actual educational area of the school, for secretaries to not even look up when you sign in and walk into the building, for every classroom door to be wide open and unlocked at all times, for secretaries to not even call down to a teachers room to tell them that so and so is coming and were you expecting them, etc. is mind-blowing to me. So while I feel the community is safe and there are many positive aspects to the school--the element of school safety is an egregious miss on their part that probably needs to be remedied district wide.
January 13, 2014 Submitted by a parent
The school is a beautiful buiding. The staff is very much hit or miss. If your child is lucky enough to get the preferred teachers, he will be fine. If he gets the teachers that should no longer be teaching that are protected by the union, it will not be a good experience at all. They are horrific. I agree that the staff often looks the other way in regards to solving issues. There is a huge helicopter parent problem as well. I have never soon so many moms and or dads spending countless hours hovering, planning ridiculous over the top holiday parties-and fighting about it. Not for us.
August 30, 2013 Submitted by a parent
Nice school,however the administration does not work with parents to resolve problems. Lacks support and good leadership from the principle( unless you are in the click).
September 19, 2011 Submitted by a parent
My 2 daughters attend this school and I am so happy to have moved into a district that has such an amazing school. My daughters have thrived in this school and I recommend it to anyone thinking of moving here you should make the move. The teachers care and they always let you know when your child needs extra attention and are always willing to work with you to help them. What more can you ask for?
July 08, 2008 Submitted by a parent
My husband and I joke all the time that this school is too beautiful to be an elementary. Not only is it a LEED certified school with more windows than you can imagine, it also has an excellent group of caring teachers. Our daughter could not be in a better learning environment!
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Average Rent in West Michigan, MI

  • West Michigan, MI Average Rental Price, October 2018$920/mo
  • Studio$669
  • 1 Bedroom$776
  • 2 Bedrooms$939

West Michigan, MI Apartment Rent Ranges

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  • $501-$70017%
  • $701-$1,00058%
  • $1,001-$1,50019%
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  • > $2,0002%

West Michigan, MI Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School37%
  • Some College26%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree17%
  • Graduate Degree8%

Apartments and homes for rent near Knapp Forest Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Knapp Forest Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Knapp Forest Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 28 apartments for rent available in this part of Grand Rapids. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Knapp Forest Elementary School is currently at Autumn Ridge Apartment Homes, renting for $610 per month, but if $2,248 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Kingsley Building. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Knapp Forest Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Knapp Forest Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Knapp Forest Elementary School is a well-known public K-6 school in Grand Rapids. It is located at 4243 Knapp Valley Drive Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 and it is the second home of 662 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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