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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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.

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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

231-263-5261

kgoethals@kingsleyschools.org

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Heather Miller

Middle School Principal 

231-263-5261

hmiller@kingsleyschools.org

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Chris Rapes

High School Principal 

231-263-5261

crapes@kingsleyschools.org

Mitch Miggenburg

Athletic Director

231-263-5261

mmiggenburg@kingsleyschools.org

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

Lance Dubay

Band Director

231-263-5261

ldubay@kingsleyschools.org

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

Andy Evans

Choir Director

231-263-5261

aevans@kingsleyschools.org

Superintendent Keith Smith

Dr. Keith Smith

Superintendent

231-263-5261

ksmith@kingsleyschools.org

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Kingsley School Board

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