WE START "COMMUNITY" YOUNG
Coopersville Area Public Schools plays an important role in our City with their “commitment to community.” Their prize-winning schools and all-on-one big campus offer an outstanding education, state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of recreational and cultural activities.
Throughout the year, the district’s 2,600 students pursue rigorous academic programs and enriching extracurricular activities in new or newly renovated facilities. Coopersville High School’s designation as a Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School reflects not only the quality of education in the early grades, but also the richness of the upper level programs to prepare students to succeed in college and at work. An array of state and national awards for both our programs and our teachers are further recognition of the quality of our school system.
A supportive community has approved multiple bonds through the years, which has positioned the district to meet the needs of students now and in the future. Each student receives a laptop starting in elementary school and the latest technology supports and underscores the entire school system. In addition, a recently established endowment guarantees that all Coopersville graduates who enroll as freshmen at Grand Valley State University will receive a minimum of $1,000 from the Coopersville Promise Scholarship. In time, the endowment may grow to fully fund all undergraduate tuition costs, a truly remarkable testament to this community’s commitment to the future.
HIGHER EDUCATION IN OUR BACKYARD, LITERALLY
Established in 1960, Grand Valley has emerged as one of the state’s top educational institutions, as well as an exceptional value for the more than 25,000 students enrolled in its programs. Based in the nearby community of Allendale, Grand Valley maintains a significant presence in Grand Rapids, as well as in Muskegon, Holland and Traverse City.
Both Michigan State University and University of Michigan have established schools and research facilities in the Medical Mile of Grand Rapids, bringing cutting edge medical techniques and doctoral degrees just a short drive from here.
Other recognized institutions within an easy drive of Coopersville include Calvin College, Aquinas College, Hope College and Ferris State University’s Kendall College of Art and Design, among others. There are also several technical schools with business partnerships, such as Baker College and Kent County Technical College which are helping to feed the gap in the industrial and manufacturing segments.
Don't take our word for it. Watch what the students, staff, and administration have to say about the Coopersville Area Public Schools. We're pretty proud of them and you should be too.