About Us

  • Woods Lake Elementary: A Magnet Center for the Arts in the Kalamazoo Public School District is a K-5 building with approximately 645 students. At Woods Lake, our goal is to make the arts an essential part of the school experience and teaching in and through the arts is a priority. Our dance program is the "shining star" of Woods Lake arts programs. Offering advanced dance experiences gives interested students a chance to work more with Ms. Norton and peers who share a passion for performance and dance in our beautiful dance studio.

    Mission Statement 

    The Mission of Woods Lake Elementary: A Magnet Center for the Arts, is a place where academics and the arts (Achievement, Respect, Taking responsibility, and Safety) create opportunities for learning in a safe and collaborative environment.

    Vision Statement

    Our vision aligns with that of the Kalamazoo Public School District. Woods Lake Elementary: A Magnet Center for the Arts will educate Every Child, Every Opportunity, Every Time!

School-wide Expectations

  •  At WOODS LAKE ELEMENTARY everyone will . . .

    • Demonstrate continuous and consistent Achievement

    • Show Respect

    • Take Responsibility

    • Practice Safety

    A (achievement) R (respect) T (taking responsibility) S (safety) A.R.T.S.

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    Ms. Linda Mitchell 


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    Ms. Glenda Jones

    Assistant Principal

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