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About This School

Shawmut Hills School is a public elementary school in Grand Rapids. The principal of Shawmut Hills School is Ms. Sara Melton and can be contacted at vanhammens@grps.k12.mi.us. 274 students go to Shawmut Hills School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 68% of the 274 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Shawmut Hills School is 19:1. Kent Education Center--Oakleigh is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 49% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 29% 28%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 86%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Overall its a great school socially for the students and community there's only a handful of favorite parents that help out can be very cliquey teachers don't inform or offer asst. In finding help when a student struggels the general answer is to send them back a grade

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loves being a Shawmut Hills Shark! ) His teachers have been wonderful and it's great to have such an accessible and helpful principal. The sensory lab is super helpful for active kids to get some energy out! The playground has big trees and lots of space to roam (rare for a city school). Gifted children are challenged and we love the diversity that you just don't get at a private school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This GRPS school has so much to offer. We have a great principal a state of the art Sensory Lab art music gym and library! Our teachers and support staff are outstanding! Shawmut really prepares our students for the next level in their education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Shawmut! I drive me child to the other side of town every day so he can receive the excellent education he is getting at Shawmut. The kids know the rules and respect them. The teachers principal and parents all work together as a team to educate the students. I love that I can be so involved...I would not want to be anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shawmunt Hills Is a great school. Teachers are very friendly there. The kids are very well behaved. I hope and wish all to have a nice happy christmas and thanksgiving. P.S Teachers staff and princable don't stop teaching that shool. Also princable you should be proud. You are a great princable.

  • (7 years ago)

    My granddaughter who lives with me attends Kindergarten at Shawmut Hills elementary school. She is very bright and could read at the beginning of the school year. I was concerned that she would not be challenged but my fears were laid to rest at my first parent teacher conference. The outstanding teacher had caught on very quickly that my gal could read had her tested and began offering her advanced material. It is a very difficult task to teach a class with students starting from different levels and different abilities. This kindergarten teacher has everything well in hand. There are other enrichment programs offered as well;such as music art etc. The school is small enough to be personal and large enough to offer extras. It is a gem.

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