Caledonia is a community that prides itself on preserving its rural heritage and small town feel as they continue to be one of the fastest growing areas in West Michigan. Located on the southern border of Kent County, Caledonia is home to everything from flowing rivers and green pastures to a bustling business district and beautiful residential developments. The students in the are served by the Caledonia Community Schools and Farmer’s Insurance is a major employer along with many other major companies just south of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Davenport University continues to build at it’s new campus on the north side of Caledonia.
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.
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.