The Hopkins Public Schools will, with the assistance of all those involved in the lives of our students, cultivate a responsive educational system which will develop citizens who are capable of contributing to society and realizing life long personal growth.
All students will be given the opportunity to develop their maximum potential. It is with this expectation that Hopkins Public Schools, in conjunction with the community, will strive to provide exceptional service so that our students will be successful, not only in education, but also in life.
Hopkins Public Schools, a fully-accredited, rural school district located in Allegan County, has been serving the Hopkins-Dorr community since 1844.
Serving a student population of approximately 1550, the district offers two K-5 elementary schools, one 6th-8th grade middle school, and one 9th-12th grade high school, as well as a 0-5 year-old Welcoming Schools program.
Academic opportunities include a full range of services including special education, gifted/ talented, advance placement classes, and dual enrollment. The district provides many co-curricular offerings including interscholastic athletics, club programs, and fine arts.
The community approved a $21 million bond issue in 1996 which provided two new buildings, renovations to all facilities, and state of the art technology to enhance delivery of instruction via converged networking (See Appendix A).
In 2007 the district passed another bond which provided $2 million toward infrastructure and classroom improvements. The Board of Education and staff are dedicated to providing a quality education for all students.
Rigor – To ensure that students have access to and take higher level classes.
Relevance – A shift of the focus to students and what motivates them to learn
Relationships – Strong respectful relationships between students and adults in the building – the bedrock of any successful school
Results – The system and the curriculum is designed with the “end in mind”