Allendale Public Schools is moving ahead of many other Michigan and Ottawa County school districts, according to M-STEP and SAT test results released August 29 by the Michigan Department of Education. The Allendale Schools district exceeded state and Ottawa County ISD averages in five areas of the M-STEP tests including fifth grade math and social studies, and seventh grade English language arts (ELA), math, and science. Just over half of Allendale High School's current graduating class met or exceeded the SAT test benchmark. This achievement ranked Allendale ahead of the state and the ISD average scores. Allendale HS students also had a remarkablde10.6 percent increase in their average SAT score, placing them first in growth among all Ottawa County high schools.