Welcome to Eaton Rapids Public Schools
While we continue to face tough budget decisions, we have created some wonderful programs and partnerships which make school life better for your children:
- Art, music, and physical education classes are offered to all elementary students. Our band program starts in fifth grade. Additionally, we have classes using fine arts and computers at the high school (digital art, web page design, and photography).
- We have child care programs located at Union Street Center.
- The use of Union Street Center has given new homes to a children's theater group, a Driver's Education program, a dance studio and the YMCA. Our community education and aquatics programs are also in full swing.
- We have introduced the Lucy Calkins writing programs and a new mathematics curriculum (Everyday Math).
- Our enrollment in advanced placement (AP) classes at the high school is skyrocketing as we add more classes in this area.
- The grade level buildings at Greyhound Central Elementary (Kindergarten), Lockwood (1-2) and Greyhound Intermediate (3-5) have helped us in delivering consistent curriculum to students.
- Our Montessori program continues to grow, serving Pre-school through 5th grade students.
- Our enrollment in our alternative high school (Greyhound Central Performance Academy) has grown steadily due to our use of popular online classes.
- LCC offers courses on our campus in computers, speech and college writing. We also continue to have use of the wonderful LCC programs for our high school students who want to start training in vocational careers.
We believe this highlights just some examples of how we are exercising stewardship and developing programs that serve your children well. While all of us want to see our financial situation improve, we still will have bright days for your students during the school day.
It is the policy of Eaton Rapids Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, sexual orientation, height, weight or disability in its employment practice as well as in its educational programs, activities, and services. The Board reaffirms its policy to comply with Title VI, The Age Act of 1975, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, and all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination. District Compliance Officers
ERPS Mission Statement:
Eaton Rapids Public Schools will remain future focused in our teachings while striving to become one of the most sought after districts.
ERPS Vision Statement:
As a future-focused district, Eaton Rapids Public Schools provide progressive curriculum options and individualized educational opportunities to prepare all students to become the future leaders, thinkers, and problem-solvers in the global community.
We encourage you to visit our schools to see for yourself the high quality education we provide
912 Greyhound Dr.
Main Office Phone: (517) 663-8155
Fax (517) 663-2236
William DeFrance, Superintendent
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Cindy Smith, Administrative Assistant