Caledonia is a thriving school district. The past few years have been wonderful years for Caledonia as we have opened new buildings and renovated others. Growth has been healthy for Caledonia Community Schools. Our spacious new High School was opened in 2004, and we also renovated Duncan Lake Middle School and the Early Childhood Center in 2004. Kettle Lake Elementary and Caledonia Elementary schools have new additions and renovations in 2008. In 2010 we opened our fifth elementary school, Paris Ridge Elementary. These are all great examples of how the community cares and plans for the future of our school district. And while we continue to grow, conscious effort is being given to preserving the community values that have made Caledonia a great place to live.
Caledonia's schools are caring places that focus on "personalized learning". A dedicated staff strives to encourage each child to be actively involved in his/her education. Our teachers are involved in staff development that emphasizes best practices and meaningful learning experiences for all children.
Our programs are designed for students to be engaged in a full complement of classroom opportunities for students to learn "beyond classroom walls" through field trips, community service, mentorships, internships, community as school, senior exhibition and interim experiences. We believe these opportunities connect students to the "real world" and prepare them to become productive, contributing members in a dynamic and diverse world.
Caledonia Schools are committed to educating the "whole person." Our goals include graduating students who can demonstrate high levels of academic proficiency and who have the ability to think, problem solve, communicate, and apply technological and social skills.
In pursuit of excellence Caledonia Community Schools will empower and equip all persons to achieve their best by ensuring the highest quality systems for learning.
Caledonia Community Schools is centered in a suburban/rural area southeast of the city of Grand Rapids. Thus, Caledonia offers all the advantages of living in a small community plus easy access to the activity in the metropolitan area. The district covers a 100 square mile area, which includes parts of Kent, Allegan and Barry Counties. The Kent County International Airport also offers numerous recreational opportunities.
The community is made of farm families, blue-collar workers and professionals. Over 90% of graduates go on to post-secondary educational opportunities including 2-year and 4-year colleges, technical/trade schools and/or the military. Dropout rates are very low, and enrollment continues to increase at all levels.
Standard and Poor's School Evaluation Services reports the following data about Caledonia Community Schools
One of the most important factors relating to our students' success in school is the involvement of parents and community members in the educational process.
As in the past, parents and community members are invited to participate in school improvement teams, music boosters, athletic boosters, and building parent-teacher organizations. For additional information, please call the administration office at 891-8185.
To see more of our curriculum, see the Curriculum and Instruction Office page.