Kenowa Hills Central Elementary



Central Elementary

Vision Statement:

Mission Statement:

Beliefs Statements:

We believe in utilizing the following questions to guide our instruction.

  1. What is it we expect our students to learn?
  2. How will we know when they have learned it?
  3. How will we respond when they don't learn?
  4. How will we respond when they already know it?

We carry out our purpose by addressing these four questions on a monthly basis. Working towards a GVC, using a multi tiered system of support, collaborating in PLCs and collecting data to make decisions about students' growth are always at the forefront of our planning and discussions.


Central Elementary is a K-5 public school in the district of Kenowa Hills Public Schools. It is our 4th year as a K-5 building. There are four teachers at each grade level except there are three at 1st and 4th grade. Teaching staff has an average of 17 years experience. The staff consists of all caucasian members. The school is located just to the northwest of Grand Rapids in the City of Walker. Student population is 679 students. Males - 362 Females 317. Central's student population draws from both rural and suburban areas.

Socioeconomics:  47% free/reduced lunch.

Ethnicity: Caucasion 86% (583), Black/African American 4% (26) Hispanic 8% (52) , Native American (1), Asian 2% (11).

We reside in a very supportive community with no unique challenges.

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