Forest Hills Schools

Forest Hills Schools

The Forest Hills Public School District was founded in 1956 when residents in 13 neighboring one-room schoolhouses consolidated into one district. Their goal was to build a high school for their children and provide a quality education to help children be successful. Today, the Forest Hills district has grown to serve over 10,000 students and includes 18 school buildings, a fine arts center, an aquatic building and senior center, and many more buildings to service our residents, families, students and staff. The Forest Hills district is one of the largest geographic districts in Michigan, as it encompasses approximately 68 square miles.

Every year, they welcome new families and students to Forest Hills Public Schools. Although they service over 10,000 students, they pride ourselves on small class sizes. The student to teacher ratio is typically 25:1 or less. They feel that moderately-sized schools with manageable size classrooms help the district feel smaller and enable us to stay more connected.

The staff at Forest Hills Public Schools is committed to knowing every student’s interests and gifts and providing educational opportunities that will maximize each student’s preparation for the future.  In Forest Hills, our Board of Education leads the way in making every decision based on “what’s best for kids.”

Proof of their commitment to academic excellence can be found in the resources and programs available to students and their families.

The Forest Hills Public Schools Consists of the Following School Building Configurations:

• Five K-4 elementary schools
• Two K-6 elementary schools
• One K-4 Spanish Immersion School
• Two 5-6 only schools
• One 5-6 environmental school
• Three 7-8 middle schools
• Three 9-12 high schools
• One alternative 9-12 high school

Their Guiding Principles are: 

  • Caring
  • Collaboration
  • Open Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • High Expectations
  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Trust

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Bob & Lisa Novosad
The Novosad Team, LLC, Keller Williams Realty
630 Kenmoor SE, Suite 101
Grand Rapids MI 49546
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