Mission Statement: Zeeland Public Schools, with family and community, prepares students for a lifetime of learning.
Vision Statement: Promoting the potential of every student. Recognizing the importance of each person. Respecting the value of our community.
Tag Line: Learning For Life! Motto: Safe, Valued, and Loved.
The Zeeland Public School district covers 94 square miles of prime growth area in West Michigan, encompassing the city of Zeeland, a portion of the city of Holland, and eight rural townships in Ottawa and Allegan counties. Traditional community values and a robust job market attract many young families to the area.
Safe, orderly schools are a top priority
Zeeland Public Schools provides students a strong foundation of mastery of academic basics in a safe, orderly learning environment. We also have an outstanding parent participation and volunteer program. ZPS uses an electronic check-in system that not only logs our volunteer hours, but runs background checks on all visitors and volunteers in all our school buildings.
Character traits interwoven into curriculum
Our PK-12 curriculum, which places top priority on reading, writing and math skills, is interwoven with the teaching of important character traits: good citizenship, responsibility, respectfulness, generosity and trustworthiness. Our district systematically reviews and rewrites portions of our curriculum every summer to ensure that lessons are consistent from building to building.
Students begin their adventure at our elementary schools. All kindergartners attend their home schools. Young 5’s programming is also available with options for full or half day. We have six excellent elementary schools in the district. A program for gifted students is provided for fourth and fifth graders who qualify. ZPS also offers a multi-age, year round option called ZQuest, and Spanish Immersion.
Cityside and Creekside are our two middle schools for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. We use teacher teams at the middle school level. This allows a cluster of teachers to work with the same group of students throughout the year. The subjects of math, language arts, science, social studies and computers can be taught as individual disciplines, or can be blended, based on the plans worked out by the teaching teams.
Zeeland East and Zeeland West High Schools are located on the same campus (800 feet apart) and offer comparable core classes in a six-hour format. We provide a complete roster of college preparatory, business, vocational, general education, technical, and advanced placement courses. High school students can benefit from over 60 college-level equivalent courses offered on campus, in the district or through area cooperative programs. Advanced placement courses include calculus, Spanish, U.S. history, and literature. Zeeland maintains a very strong fine arts program as well as a complete athletic program and multitude of clubs. The high schools also offer a Spanish Immersion program through a partnership with Hope College, an online option known as ZPS @ Home, and an alternative program known as Venture based out of Zeeland East High School.
Our Chix & Dux
The following buildings feed into Zeeland East High School, home of the Chix:
Adams Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Woodbridge Elementary, Cityside Middle.
The following buildings feed into Zeeland West High School, home of the Dux:
New Groningen Elementary, Quincy Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Creekside Middle.
Administration office: 616-748-3000
183 W. Roosevelt Avenue, Zeeland, MI, 49464
Superintendent: Calvin De Kuiper 616-748-3002
School Board of Education President: Rick Dernberger
School board meetings: 3rd Monday of the month, 6 p.m., Zeeland West High School cafeteria, 3390 100th Avenue
Logos (Click for full view)