West Michigan School District Promises a Future

Kalamazoo Public Schools boasts one of the lowest pupil-teacher ratio among urban schools. There are approximately 11,500 students in 2 traditional high schools, 1 alternative high school, 3 middle schools and 17 elementary schools. Of these schools, 8 are magnet schools. Approximately 800 teachers and 1300 other employees work to meet the needs of the students.

The Kalamazoo Promise is a program designed to guarantee educational opportunities for students in Kalamazoo Public Schools. All students who graduate from KPS, have continuous residency and enrollment in the district and have been KPS students four years or more are eligible for the program. Anonymous donors fund up to 100% tuition for eligible KPS graduates. Tuition is only guaranteed at public colleges and universities in Michigan.
The tuition benefit is based of length of attendance in the Kalamazoo Public School system.

Length of Attendance Benefit

K-12 …………………..100%
1-12 ……………………95%
2-12 ……………………95%
3-12 ……………………95%
4-12 ……………………90%
5-12 ……………………85%
6-12 ……………………80%
7-12 ……………………75%
8-12 ……………………70%
9-12 ……………………65%
10-12 …………………None
11-12 …………………None
12-12 …………………None

For more information on the Kalamazoo Public Schools or The Kalamazoo Promise, please visit:
www.kalamazoopublicschools.com or www.kalamazoopromise.com

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