General Information


Students and Schools Served by Kent ISD

Students served in our public districts and charters: 105,631.

Many non-public students are served in our student programs and through the professional development and other collaborative work we do with their teachers and administrators.

Total student population within Kent ISD boundaries: 119,717.

Our official pupil FTE's (student attendance from state reports):  104,542.25.

Our Districts

Kent ISD includes 20 public school districts, three non-public school districts, 19 charter schools and other non-public schools. The total number of schools in our public districts, charter schools and non-public schools is 284.

Byron Center Public Schools
Caledonia Community Schools
Cedar Springs Public Schools
Comstock Park Public Schools
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Forest Hills Public Schools
Godfrey Lee Public Schools
Godwin Heights Public Schools
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grandville Public Schools
Kelloggsville Public Schools
Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Kent City Community Schools
Kentwood Public Schools
Lowell Area Schools
Northview Public Schools
Rockford Public Schools
Sparta Area Schools
Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Wyoming Public Schools


Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Calvin Christian Schools
Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Kent ISD Staff

Staff is divided into three basic categories:

  • 349 Program and services staff in the Educational Service Center, Kent Career Technical Center and Kent Transition Center
  • 452 Special Education itinerant staff serving students in buildings across Kent ISD
  • 155 Special Education bus drivers

Our staff total is: 956

Kent ISD Budget

Our 2009-2010 total budget was $250,731,899.

Our total dollars distributed to our districts was $143,205,470. Part of Kent ISD’s role is to pass on federal, state and local dollars to our districts in the areas of Special Education and other Teaching & Learning.

A. Special Education $141,331,110

B. Other Teaching & Learning $1,874,360