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Grand Rapids, MI
Students enrolled: 196

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1353 Van Auken Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

(616) 819-2696
(616) 819-3461
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January 14, 2015
As a former student, now high school graduatethere are a few things that come to mindbut first please don't take my words are spiteful The nursing staff from my memories are a bit high strong and against my parents wishes continued dosing me with medication despite the adverse reactions I had and the fact they refused to release the medication to my parents the majority of the gen. staff we're not very compassionate in fact at times with several staff members tore me down mentally A few of the social workers on the other hand seem to be very skilled The food is what you would expect During my enrollment the school was run in such a manner that made you depressed just to be there and the education I received their was more or less useless in for the years of school The occupational and physical therapy staff seem knowledgeable in their respective fields and taking some time out of class every week or two weeks was a good break for me personally The transportation back home after the day was done was always a bit of a hassle They lined us up In the hallway and sectioned us off bus All in all I find the experience I had At ken-o-sha something I'd never want to relive

- submitted by a community member

March 14, 2011
This school is probably one of the better ones in Grand Rapids for one reason alone: the principal Mr. Polaski. He is very concerned about whether these kids learn, not only in the classroom but also in life. He is strict and not afraid to dish out discipline for kids who cannot get their act together. He will even visit the homes of parents whose children do not behave. He understands that these children get no discipline at home but does not use that as an excuse to just sit by passively and let the kids run the school. True there are educational problems, but again what can a teacher do if students are not encouraged to succeed at home and the parents do not care what their children do? Yes, Ken-o-Sha has issues, but not nearly as many as most schools in the Grand Rapids Public School district and it all starts with the leadership Mr. Polaski impements. Great principal who is trying to turn around a rather shady school.

- submitted by a teacher

April 07, 2010
this is not a very good school. my child is 4th grade and he doesn't know his multiplication yet. they were supposed to be teaching multiplication in 2nd grade but he doesn't know it yet. this school is a fairly bad school as education goes and they're also too many fights and this school doesn't teach morals or anything needed for middle school or life. they just started teaching fractions when 4th graders are supposed to learn division right now. the education there is no good as they teach 4th graders 2nd grade stuff. education there is horrible.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2004
Nice and a good place to learn.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
I have a child entering the sixth grade as a special education student at Ken-O-Sha. I have been very impressed with the quality of services and the dedication of the entire staff at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Ken-O-Sha Park School
1353 Van Auken Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
(616) 819-2696
Last modified Ken-O-Sha Park School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ken-O-Sha Park School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top