Why Kingsley?

Your child only gets one shot at an education.

We are a small-town school district offering unparalleled opportunities here in Northern Michigan.

We give our students the skills and opportunities to pursue their dreams. 

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A teacher smiles at the camera from her desk with a pencil in her hand

Our Mission

As a class B school system with 1,500 students, we’re big enough to offer a variety of programs, yet small enough to give every child the individual attention they deserve.


We offer 20+ activities, including our award-winning music program and championship-winning athletics.


Inside the classroom, our teachers and schools are consistently recognized for their achievements: Bridge Magazine ranked us 3rd overall for Academic All-State honors.


We’re underdogs with a track record of success. The Michigan Department of Education calls us a “Beating the Odds School” for maximizing student success and producing impressive test-results across the board.


Behind our achievements and success is staff that genuinely cares. Our teachers are humble, hard-working, and personally invested in our kids.


We can tell you all about what makes us great, but the Kingsley difference is one you need to experience for yourself. Give us a call, drop an email, or stop by any time for a tour or a chat. We’d love to welcome you into the Kingsley family.

Superintendent Keith Smith looks over the shoulder of a student at a computer

Superintendent's Corner

Hi! I’m Dr. Keith Smith. I have had the pleasure of being the superintendent of Kingsley Schools for 11 wonderful school years.


I am honored to work alongside our dedicated teachers and staff. As a district, we are unified, organized, and committed.

I’m proud to work in a district that feels like a family.

We’re here for each other inside the classroom and outside of it. We're all neighbors, and we look out for one another.


To that end, I understand that life doesn’t always happen between 9-5pm: I have an open-door policy for all of our students, staff and families. I want to be here for you when you need me.


Feel free to call, email, or text me directly if you ever have a question or concern.

District Highlights

  • 1,500 Students

  • 20+ Student Activities

  • Award-Winning Music Programs

  • Championship Athletics

  • Teachers Who Care

Meet our Administrators

Principal Kristin Goethals

Kristin Goethals

Elementary Principal




Heather Miller

Middle School Principal 




Chris Rapes

High School Principal 



Mitch Miggenburg

Athletic Director



Band director Lance Dubay stands for a photo in front of his middle school students

Lance Dubay

Band Director



Choir director Andy Evans poses in front of the guitars in his classroom

Andy Evans

Choir Director



Superintendent Keith Smith

Dr. Keith Smith




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Kingsley School Board

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