Our District

District Profile

Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools is a K-12 school district located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest surrounded by beautiful forests and rivers.  Kaleva Norman Dickson is located in the eastern half of Manistee county. Our district covers over 350 square miles.  It is located 20 minutes from Lake Michigan.  It is approximately 25 miles east of Manistee and 35 miles west of Cadillac. Its area is covered in a wilderness setting with many natural features including the Big and Little Manistee Rivers, the Manistee National Forest, the Pine River, and Bear Creek.

Vision Statement

We strive to be a learning community housed in a caring, safe environment ensuring each student achieves their highest academic and social potential, where each student is lead by passionate, committed educators embracing the community through effective communication.

2021/2022 Kindergarten Open House, Orientation, and Registration
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Call 231.477.5353 x2214 to schedule an appointmentKND Elementary Offers:

  • All day – every day kindergarten
  • Classroom aide along with teacher
  • iPads for all kindergarten students
  • Interventions for struggling students


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