A Little Info About Kenowa Hills Schools

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Mission Statement

Kenowa Hills Public Schools will ensure that all students acquire the skills, knowledge and commitment to succeed in a global society through shared responsibility with parents, staff, and the community.


•           To ensure that all students will master skills and knowledge necessary for success in adult life.

·           To prepare all learners for a career.

·           To develop appropriate technology and its resources across grade levels to enhance

             student learning and performance.

·          To work in partnership with the community to enhance student learning and performance.

District Information

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 Public Schools was formed in the early 1960's with the consolidation of nearly a dozen single-building and mostly rural school districts. In 1996 the district took a giant leap into the 21st Century as a result of the community passing a $45.5 million bond issue that enabled the district to remodel and improve all facilities, while also providing an increased emphasis on technology as a learning tool for students and staff. All classrooms are now wired for internet access.  In addition, the district built a "state-of-the art" 1,200-student high school to better serve the increasing number of students in the Kenowa Hills Public Schools.

Kenowa Hills Public Schools boasts a highly trained and skilled professional staff, with nearly 60 percent of teachers holding advanced academic degrees. KHPS teachers average more than 13 years in the classroom

Kenowa Hills Quick Facts

KHPS  commits approximately $7,000 per student for instruction, higher than the average spent by other districts in the area.

The student to teacher ratio in our elementary schools is 21 students (on average) while the typical secondary classroom size ranges from 25 to 29 students.

Approximately 60% of teachers hold advanced academic degrees.

KHPS teachers average more than 13 years in the classroom.

Current enrollment as of Sept. 2001: 3,574

Projected enrollment for 2002-2003: 3,684

Kenowa Hills Marching Knights
Award-winning marching band performs and competes regionally. 
Music Director: Mr. Frank Hillyard.


Kenowa Hills (World Famous) Dance Team
Congratulations on your 2007 trip to Disneyworld and the UDA Nationals!

Kenowa Hills (Soon-to-be-Famous) JV Dance Team

Kenowa Hills Performing Arts Center



Programs and Organizations

Kenowa Hills Instrumental Music Boosters -- Supports the Kenowa Hills Marching Knights through fundraising and volunteer efforrts. http://www.khmusicboosters.org

District Technology Committee - The District Technology Committee is a group of teachers, administrators, and staff whose main goal is to implement the district's Integrated Technology Plan which  was developed by the district's "20/20" school improvement committee.

Diversity Council - The Diversity Council is a groups of staff, students, and parents whose goal is to promote awareness of all types of diversity in Kenowa Hills schools.

Kenowa Crusaders - The Kenowa Crusaders are a group of teachers working to make the technology the community so generously provided an efficient, relevant and meaningful teaching tool.

Kenowa Hills Education Foundation - The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds to distribute to Kenowa Hills teachers and students who promote education in our district by creating new and innovative improvements in instruction.

Kenowa Hills High School Student Services - The Student Services Department web site provides useful information about college scholarships and financial aid.

Network of Michigan School Districts - The purpose of the Network is to inform parents and educators on issues facing public schools, providing an opportunity to work together to lobby for students. Kenowa Hills District Map

Comments (1)

Jason Lash
Family Home Lending Corp. - Grand Rapids, MI

You can get a lot of house for the money in Kenowa.....


Aug 30, 2007 02:16 PM