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. 


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'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

Our Administrators

Our award-winning staff genuinely cares about each and every student. Through the pandemic, they've gone above and beyond to be flexible, creative, and deliver an exceptional learning experience.


Dr. Keith Smith


Mike Moran

High School Principal


Michael Carmean

Interim Middle School Principal


Kristin Goethals


School Principal


Mitch Miggenburg

Athletic Director


Lance Dubay

Band Teacher


Andy Evans

Choir Teacher

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