Welcome to Caledonia Community Schools
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.
Our Schools and Programs
Early Childhood Programs
A variety of programs are offered including preschool, Young Fives, special education services - birth through 5 years, developmental screening, Bright Beginnings, and YMCA Childcare. More information is available on the DLECC webpage.
Kindergarten is located at all of Caledonia's elementary schools. Young Fives is housed at Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center.
Caledonia has five elementary schools (Kindergarten to 4th grade): Caledonia Elementary, Dutton Elementary, Emmons Lake Elementary, Kettle Lake Elementary, and Paris Ridge Elementary. All five schools will operate on the district's traditional calendar.
Kraft Meadows Intermediate School will house 5th & 6th grade students.
Duncan Lake Middle School will house 7th & 8th grade students.
Caledonia High School includes 9th through 12th grades.
Address and Contact Information for each building can be found here.
District Mission Statement
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.
District Vision Statement
Cultivate Agile Learners who are empowered with 21st Century Skills and prepared to compete in a global environment.
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
What we teach
Visit our Teaching and Learning page to learn more about our Core Curriculum.
If you are looking to learn more about our district, check out these informational sheets to learn more about what CCS is all about and highlights of the incredible accomplishments our school district has achieved this past year!
Caledonia Fight Song
On Caledonia, On Caledonia,
We'll Fight For Your Fame,
We'll Cooperate And Win For You,
Your Glorious Name
On Caledonia, On Caledonia,
Here's To The Purple and Gold
We're Boasting For You,
Donie, High Tonight