Award Year: 2016

Lakeside Elementary School

2325 Hall Street SE
East Grand Rapids, MI, 49506-4045

(616) 235-7553

Mr. Craig Weigel, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

East Grand Rapids

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Educating and inspiring each student to navigate successfully in a global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Lakeside Lions silently marching to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lakeside Lions silently marching to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lakeside Elementary School is located in the heart of the East Grand Rapids Community. Lakeside serves approximately 450 students and shares our district motto of "Tradition of Excellence." This standard is achieved by providing a high quality education paired with strong community involvement. Lakeside endeavors to provide a well-rounded, diverse educational experience focused on developing the "whole" child. At Lakeside, we believe that best practice parallels the highest level of learning. Staff at Lakeside is committed to developing enhanced instruction through ongoing curriculum teaching teams as well as strong collaboration with their fellow educators. The Lakeside family demonstrates the importance of community outreach through acts of service, charitable contributions, and collaboration with neighboring districts to support the needs of all children. Strong character values are instilled by modeling our school slogan "Kindness Counts." Character development is also supported through our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Veterans Day celebrations. Deeply embedded in our school culture is the philosophy of instilling a love for learning in the hearts and minds of each of our students. To that end, Lakeside offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including chess club, running club, 4th & 5th grade choir, safeties, kindergarten art gala, weekly Harry Potter readings, Math Teams, a talent show and a spring musical which celebrates each child's individuality as they continue their development in appreciation for the arts. Lakeside Elementary embraces a family atmosphere with high expectations for learning and enrichment opportunities for each child as we develop lifelong learners.