Welcome to East Leonard Elementary (PK-5)

We have amazing staff members who work together daily to provide a safe, caring, and supportive environment for our scholars. We believe that all scholars can achieve, and that with effective effort, they will grow both socially and academically. The rich diversity of our community is celebrated and allows for insight, compassion, and appreciation. 

If you would like to learn more about East Leonard or schedule a visit to see the school culture in person, please feel free to contact our school.


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East Leonard Elementary

410 Barnett St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-2525
Fax: 616-819-2528
Matthew Beresford
Executive Director of Preschool, Elementary & K-8 Instructional Support
Melissa Manning
Kellie Bunce
Head Secretary
Michelle Compton
Laurel VanDyke

School Hours

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m. 

Small school, BIG dreams!

East Leonard Elementary School is a neighborhood school on the northeast side of Grand Rapids. It is located on top of a hill overlooking our beautiful, diverse city. 

East Leonard is a small but mighty school. Because of this, our staff learn each child's name and develop strong relationships with scholars in every grade. The team at East Leonard works collaboratively to provide a safe, caring, and supportive environment for all children. We believe that all scholars at East Leonard are important and are the responsibility of every staff member. We work to understand the academic and social needs of every scholar. Scholars receive small group instruction based on their needs. If you are looking for a school that will give your child the personalized attention they deserve, East Leonard is the right choice!

We have incorporated distance learning for years and are poised to be a leader in the district as a blended model of new technologies and old practices, giving our students the best of both worlds. Our 1-to-1 student technology device approach ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

  • 23 Aug
  • 31 Aug
    • East Leonard Elementary Open House
      Date: Aug 31
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: East Leonard Elementary School, 410 Barnett St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
      Calendar: East Leonard Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/uuk-qdez-xqa
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