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, we welcome new families 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 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 our 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
Forest Hills Public Schools is proud of the work we do to prepare learners for life in an evolving and expanding world. We have excellent staff, quality facilities, and a vision for the future of education. Our students’ potential is the key to our future, and we are excited to help unlock that potential.
All learners achieving individual potential
In partnership with our community, Forest Hills Public Schools will provide all learners with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to build meaningful and productive lives.
We believe Forest Hills Public Schools is a learning organization, built upon integrity, and to this end:
Problems or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns about a situation at your child’s school, please follow this course of action:
- First, discuss your question or concern with your child’s teacher.
- If you feel you have not received a satisfactory answer or solution, contact the school principal.
- If the principal does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction, the next step is a meeting with one of the assistant superintendents and then the superintendent.
- The final step, if necessary, is to request an appearance before the Board of Education. If you wish to address the Board, you must notify the superintendent in writing at least five days before the Board is scheduled to meet. Your letter must also describe the problem or concern you wish to discuss.
By following this procedure, your questions and concerns about school-related matters can and will be resolved.