Board of Education
The Forest Hills Board of Education meets monthly to oversee the fiscal and administrative operations of the district. For more information about the FHPS board, including meeting notices, agendas, policies, and more visit our comprehensive Board of Education page.
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 9,500 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.
Doing what is best for kids
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.
Our Schools and Buildings
Forest Hills Public Schools consists of the following school building configurations:
- Five K-4 elementary schools (Ada Elementary, Collins Elementary, Meadow Brook Elementary, Pine Ridge Elementary, Thornapple Elementary)
- Two K-5 elementary schools (Knapp Forest Elementary, Orchard View Elementary)
- One K-4 Spanish Immersion School (Ada Vista Elementary)
- Two 5-6 only schools (Central Woodlands 5/6 and Northern Trails 5/6)
- One 5-6 environmental school (Goodwillie Environmental School)
- One 6-8 grade elementary/middle school (Eastern Middle School)
- Two 7-8 middle schools (Central Middle School and Northern Hills Middle School)
- Three 9-12 high schools (Central High School, Eastern High School, Northern High School)
- One alternative 9-12 high school
- In addition, the district is home to a state-of-the-art Fine Arts Center and a Community Services and Aquatic Center.
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. Come Discover FHPS!