Comstock Park Public Schools
Strong Schools, Strong Communities
Comstock Park Public Schools is a suburban school district located north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It houses approximately 1927 students and is just 9x4 miles in size. The schools are arranged according to the developmental levels of students: Greenridge houses the early childhood programs, preschool and Special Education programs; Stoney Creek houses grades Kdg.,1 and 2; Pine Island has grades 3, 4, and 5; Mill Creek has grades 6, 7 and 8; and Comstock Park High School has students in grades 9-12. The school district is housed in two townships –Alpine, Plainfield, and the City of Walker. Comstock Park Public Schools is a very culturally diverse district that has been nationally recognized multiple times for academic excellence by US News & World Report. Strengthening our schools strengthens our future workforce, helping develop talent right here in our district. The students and staff here in Comstock Park Public Schools are grateful to our voters for approving the Strong Schools, Strong Communities millage, which we are putting to good use for students.
To prepare and guide students to be productive citizens in an evolving world by developing the whole child, appreciating and valuing differences, and by fulfilling the individual needs of our children providing a safe and nurturing environment for growth.
We help students consider and connect with possible careers, build the skills expected in the workplace and learn about options after graduation, including college, technical training or going directly into the workforce. We offer career and technical coursework through Kent Career Tech.
Academics and Beyond
Strong academics are the basis for all of K-12 learning, beginning with literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition to these areas, we engage students with a wide range of courses including introductory computer instruction K-2, dedicated STEM instruction in grades 3-5 and music, fine arts and physical education at all grade levels. Mill Creek Middle School students have the ability gain high school credit in multiple subjects while Comstock Park High School students have robust Advanced Placement and dual enrollment opportunities to earn college credit. Comstock Park offers after-school opportunities ranging from elementary enrichment activities in coding and engineering to secondary club activities in many diverse areas such as gaming, theater and bowling.
Early childhood is a crucial time in children’s lives – when they engage in the world around them and learn all the basics they will use in school and beyond. Our Great Start Readiness Preschool classrooms help children prepare for school success.
Support for Students
Most students will need a little help at some point in their schooling. They might struggle with a particular subject, an assignment, or a life challenge for themselves or their family. We work hard to support students so they succeed, including hiring the best staff to assist them. In addition, we employ early literacy coaches, elementary and secondary reading and math interventionists and a high school career academy focusing on credit acquisition and work place skills. Comstock Park provides both elementary and secondary afterschool academic support programs, including transportation.
How Comstock Park is using the funds generated from the enhancement millage:
- Support elementary and secondary reading and math interventionists for at-risk students
- Smaller class sizes for early elementary
- Maintain staffing of secondary guidance counselors to assist with college and career planning
- Expand high school Advanced Placement course offerings for college preparedness and early credit opportunities
- Maintain dual enrollment courses for our high school students to obtain college credit opportunities and assist with college and career preparedness
Enhancement millage dollars received
Comstock Park has received the following enhancement millage dollars:
- 2017-18 amount received - $412,847.55
- 2018-19 amount expected - $422,248
Taking pride as a public education system, the Comstock Park Public Schools community devotes itself to preparing and guiding students to be productive citizens in an evolving world by:
- developing the whole child.
- appreciating and valuing differences.
- fulfilling the individual needs of our children.
- providing a safe and nurturing environment for growth.
About Our District
Comstock Park Public Schools is a suburban school district located north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It houses approximately 1,889 students and is just 9x4 miles in size. The schools are arranged according to the developmental levels of students: Greenridge houses the preschool and ECSE programs, Stoney Creek houses grades K, 1 and 2, Pine Island has grades 3, 4, and 5, Mill Creek has grades 6, 7 and 8, the Comstock Park High School has students in grades 9-12. The school district is housed in 3 townships – Alpine, Plainfield, and Walker. The schools bring the community together.
We take great pride in our professional learning communities. The Board of Education, administrators, teachers and support staff are all committed to helping students learn and providing a quality education.
Comstock Park Public Schools has shown improvement in student achievement, above the State averages. We are proud of our schools and the reputation that we have built. We have many blessings to be thankful for and many wonderful activities happening in our schools. Working together, we will continue to make sure our schools are safe and caring places where all students learn and grow.
Superintendent, Dave Washburn