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As you explore the Spring Lake Public Schools website and learn about the many opportunities we offer to children and adults throughout the Tri-Cities area, I hope you sense the dedication of this community in providing every opportunity and meeting every need for our children. I was drawn to Spring Lake Public Schools because of that dedication, which in all my years of education has felt unparalleled. At Spring Lake, we set high standards for our students, but we also ensure that every student has the unique attention they need to meet these standards. Whether it is a pre-school program preparing children for kindergarten, after-school and in-school tutoring programs, technology training or support for families and parent education, we are here for our students.

Your child is a thread that unifies all of us—faculty, volunteers, coaches and staff. The strength of this district lies in a resourceful and responsive staff that works in partnership with students, parents and community organizations to meet the needs of all SLPS children, and we are honored to pursue that work. I’m excited for all that lies ahead for Spring Lake, and I am grateful for your interest in our school system. Your family is welcome here.

Dennis Furton, Superintendent
(616) 847-7919


Mission Statement

Educating and inspiring each student to live, learn and lead with excellence.

Vision Statement

In partnership with our community, Spring Lake Public Schools will prepare students to build a world that doesn’t exist. We will ensure exceptional and global learning opportunities by being world leaders in student achievement, curriculum, and teacher excellence.


Inclusion. Every child and every family is welcome at Spring Lake. We will take the time to know and serve your story and needs.

Achievement. Every child and every family can experience a successful education through Spring Lake —that means we empower students to make strides both towards personal goals and standard benchmarks.

Citizenship. Every child and every family will gain a sense of place within the larger community and world. Education is not for personal gain; it is for global betterment.

Investment. Every child and every family in our system should be touched by the school in uniquely inspiring ways so you feel confident your child is known, affirmed and equipped to pursue their future, not lost in a crowd.

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