The mission of the Inland Lakes School District is to provide a safe, supportive environment where students acquire knowledge and master problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills, which prepares them to function as responsible, contributing citizens in life beyond K-12.
Inland Lakes Schools is a small rural district located in the northernmost county of Michigan's lower peninsula. It has approximately 760 students in grades K-12. Although Inland Lakes is located between two larger communities, the economy of the area has greatly effected students enrollment trends in the last three years. Our district is located in an area dependent on tourism, with mostly lower paying jobs. Our socio-economic status or free and reduced lunch rate has been around 60-65% for several years. We serve a large population of at-risk youth. We are proud to share our academic success with all five core areas at the highest percent of success this year, higher than they have been in the last five years. We also have the highest percent of students prepared for college within our ESD (COPESD). The community, school personnel, and families are largely supportive of Inland Lakes, and they do many things to help keep the school a desirable school to attend. We are currently doing a great deal of strategic planning, in order to maintain our district in the fashion in which
residents are accustomed.