Forest Hills Public Schools

Strong Schools, Strong Communities

Forest Hills Public Schools serves more than 10,000 students and includes 18 school buildings, a fine arts center, a community/aquatic and senior center, and other service buildings. Moderately-sized schools
with smaller class sizes help the district feel smaller and enable us to stay more connected. 我们的骄傲
ourselves on a reputation for academic excellence and innovative programming. Our staff is committed
to providing every student educational opportunities that will maximize each student’s preparation for
未来.  Strengthening our schools strengthens our future 劳动力, helping develop talent right here in our district. The students and staff in Forest Hills Public Schools are grateful to our voters for approving the
Strong Schools, Strong Communities millage, which we are putting to good use for students. 


In partnership with our community, Forest Hills Public Schools will provide all learners with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, 技能 and experiences necessary to build meaningful and productive lives.


We help students consider and connect with possible careers, build the 技能 expected in the workplace
and learn about options after graduation, including college, technical training or going directly into the
劳动力. We offer career and technical coursework through Kent 职业生涯 Tech Center, Kent Health
职业生涯 Internship and Kent Innovation High. In addition, Forest Hills Public Schools offers students a
wide array of career-related 学习 opportunities including business, 通信, 和工业
technology courses, as well as work and cooperative education experiences.

Academics and Beyond

Strong academics are the basis for all of K-12 学习, beginning with literacy, 数学, 科学,
社会研究. In addition to these areas, we engage students with a wide range of courses including
visual and performing arts, technology and robotics, world languages, and much more. 专业
programs include language immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin, outdoor and environmental
education, and a 阀杆 Academy. After-school and summer 学习 opportunities are provided through
Enjoy 学习ing with exciting course offerings for all ages on wide ranging topics from aquatics to digital


Early childhood is a critical time of development. Exploratory 学习 is especially important during this
time when rapid growth of cognitive, social, and emotional 技能 is experienced. Forest Hills Public
Schools offers numerous programs to support our youngest learners and help prepare them for school
成功. Bright Beginnings serves 家庭 with children from birth to kindergarten with home visits,
playgroups, and screenings. Preschool programs include traditional preschool, Spanish immersion
preschool, and the Great Start Readiness program.

Support for 学生

Many students may need a little extra support at some point in their schooling. This may occur in a
particular subject, with an assignment, or during a life challenge. We work hard to support students so
他们成功了. This includes hiring the highest quality staffing and using evidence-based practices in
每一个教室. In addition, we provide comprehensive K-12 guidance and counseling programming in
all of our schools, with preventive lessons and supports for individuals, 小群体, 和教室.
Forest Hills Public Schools also offers a continuum of special education programs and services including
resource programs, categorical classrooms, and post-secondary transition services.


How Forest Hills is using the funds generated from the enhancement millage:

  • Supporting our Teachers - FHPS provided teachers with a one percent increase in pay
    and advanced teachers on the salary schedule based upon experience and merit. 状态
    funding alone would not have covered these basic, inflationary costs for the 2017-18
  • Maintain programming - FHPS continues to provide comprehensive educational
    programming in small-school environments where each child receives specialized focus

Enhancement millage dollars

Forest Hills has received the following enhancement millage dollars

  • 2017-18 amount received - $2,105,430.43
  • 2018-19 amount received - $2,215,481.44
  • 2019-20 amount received - $2,304,181.49
  • 2020-21 amount received - $2,410,831.18
  • 2021-22 amount received - $2,430,417.23
  • 2022-23 amount expected - $2,559,435.01

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In partnership with our community, Forest Hills Public Schools will provide all learners with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, 技能, and experiences necessary to build meaningful and productive lives.

About Our District

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 成功ful. 今天, 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, 家庭, 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, we welcome new 家庭 and students to Forest Hills Public Schools. Although we service over 10,000 students, we pride ourselves on small class sizes. Our student to teacher ratio is typically 25:1 or less. We 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 未来.  在森林丘陵, our Board of Education leads the way in making every decision based on “what’s best for kids.”

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

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

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负责人, Benjamin Kirby
(Starting July 1, 2024)