Located to the northwest of Grand Rapids, Walker is home to the Kenowa Hills Public Schools and a wide variety of housing choices. With a population of around 24,000 people, Walker is home to several major employers such as Bissell and Meijer. Alpine Avenue is a major shopping corridor with a wide assortment of big box stores and local retailers. Walker is also home to the Deltaplex Arena, a 5000 seat facility that is the home of the NBA Development League’s Grand Rapids Drive and also hosts many concert and trade shows. Walker also boasts rural areas, many of which are used for fruit growing.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools is a growing district located in the northwest suburban corner of the greater Grand Rapids area. Included in the school district is a unique blend of residential housing areas, significant business and commercial development and a sizable rural area in the heart of some of the state’s prime fruit growing country. Kenowa Hills is known for its quiet country setting – yet the location provides easy access to a variety of entertainment and dining experiences.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools was formed in the early 1960’s with the consolidation of nearly a dozen single-building and mostly rural school districts. Students at Kenowa Hills enjoy modern, well-equipped facilities at all grade levels. Technology is an important learning and teaching tool at Kenowa Hills. All classrooms are wired for voice, data, and video communication, with each classroom having access to the Internet.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools offers many programs and services. In addition to the availability of various outstanding academic programs, students may choose to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports, band, orchestra, debate, forensics, foreign language clubs, and many other activities. A wide array of programs is available to meet the needs of Kenowa Hills students, ranging from programs for students with special needs to those who desire a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
“I really enjoy the small town atmosphere of Kenowa Hills schools. Many of my friends, my husband included, attended Kenowa and are now sending their kids here. The students all live relatively close to school and always come out to support our sporting events. It’s easy to create close friendships because we’re all living and going to school in the same community.” -Kenowa Hills Middle School Parent
Kenowa Hills has a High School, a 6-8 Middle School and three elementaries with a total student population of around 3500 students.