Welcome to East Kentwood High School

Excellence and Equity in Education

Dear EK Students and Families,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as the Principal of East Kentwood High School. At East Kentwood, we take immense pride in being the largest and most diverse high school in Michigan. Our vibrant community represents a tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives, creating an enriching environment where everyone can thrive.

At East Kentwood, we strive for academic excellence. Our school has a rich tradition of fostering a love for learning and achieving remarkable academic success. Our dedicated teachers and staff are committed to providing a top-notch education that prepares our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future. We believe in empowering our students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners.

In addition to our strong academic foundation, East Kentwood boasts exceptional sports teams that compete at the highest levels. Whether you're passionate about football, basketball, soccer, or any other sport, you'll find a supportive and inclusive community of athletes and coaches who encourage teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship.

Furthermore, we take great pride in our arts programs, which encompass fine arts, visual arts, and performing arts. Our students have the opportunity to explore their creativity and express themselves through various artistic mediums. From stunning visual displays to captivating theatrical performances, our arts programs showcase the immense talent and passion of our students.

Above all, here at East Kentwood, we always prioritize what's best for our kids. We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where every student feels valued and supported. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and empowering our students to embrace their unique identities as they embark on their educational journey.  Our students are empowered to use their voice and we listen to them!  

I am truly excited to embark on this journey with you all and to witness the incredible achievements and growth of our students. Together, let's make East Kentwood High School a place where dreams are realized, talents are nurtured, and futures are shaped!

Go Falcons,

Omar Bakri
Principal, East Kentwood High School

VISION STATEMENT

All graduates of East Kentwood High School will be inspired to excellence and life-long learning, educated for intellectual and cultural competency, and empowered to reach their full potential as productive self-directed members of society. 

 MISSION STATEMENT 

East Kentwood High School will create graduates who are inspired, educated and empowered by:

  • Providing intellectually rigorous and relevant educational opportunities within an environment conducive to learning; 
  • Incorporating and demonstrating skills needed for success in a global society; 
  • Encouraging and supporting creativity and educational risk-taking; 
  • Building and modeling a community that supports and values diversity, equity and relationships; 
  • Expecting exemplary performance in behavior and learning; 
  • Involving parents and community. 
  1. All students and staff are members of the East Kentwood Learning Community. As such, each 
    • Will be valued, respected, and supported in achieving their maximum potential. 
    • Will be provided with a safe, secure, and equitable educational environment. 
    • Will be held to high expectations and exemplary performance in behavior and learning. 
    • Will be responsible for promoting a positive culture and helping East Kentwood High School realize its vision and achieve its mission. 
  2. Collaboration and communication are essential to an effective organization. 
  3. Continuous and high-quality professional learning is critical for successful job performance. 
  4. The use of quality data is essential for continuous improvement. 
  5. Change will be embraced and used as an opportunity for growth. 

EKHS News

  • 20 Apr
    • AP Calc Practice Test 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      AP Calc Practice Test
      Date: Apr 20
      Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: East Kentwood HS - Rm 202
      Calendar: East Kentwood High School
    • Baseball Boys JV vs Grandville High School
      Date: Apr 20
      Time: 4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
      Location: East Kentwood HS - EKHS Varsity Baseball Field
      Calendar: East Kentwood High School
      Facility: EKHS VARSITY BASEBALL FIELD FROM: 4:30 PM TO: 5:25 PM Visit https://eksports.org/main/event/scid/MI495089401/eventid/78048541 for more information!
    • Baseball Boys FR vs Grandville High School
      Date: Apr 20
      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: East Kentwood HS - EKHS Varsity Baseball Field
      Calendar: East Kentwood High School
      Facility: EKHS VARSITY BASEBALL FIELD FROM: 5:30 PM TO: 8:00 PM Visit https://eksports.org/main/event/scid/MI495089401/eventid/78048545 for more information!
    • Crestwood Musical Performance
      Date: Apr 20
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: East Kentwood HS - Fine Arts Auditorium
      Calendar: East Kentwood High School
  • 22 Apr
    • Meadowlawn 5th Grade Swim 12:20 PM to 1:40 PM
      Meadowlawn 5th Grade Swim
      Date: Apr 22
      Time: 12:20 PM to 1:40 PM
      Location: East Kentwood HS - Competition Pool
      Calendar: East Kentwood High School
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This is just a reminder that Kentwood Public Schools offers a texting service for important announcements to our parents, staff and students.  This will be used for notification of events like snow days as well as student absences. If you would like to sign up or would like more information, please visit www.kentwoodps.org/schoolmessenger.

East Kentwood High School (10-12)

6230 Kalamazoo Ave Kentwood, MI 49508
P: 616-698-6700 F: 616-698-2384

Principal

Omar Bakri

Assistant Principal

Lindsay Kimbrough
Melissa Manning

School Hours

Reg School Day 7:41 am - 2:22 pm

  • 1st Hour - 7:41 AM to 8:36 AM
  • 2nd Hour - 8:44 AM to 9:39 AM
  • 3rd Hour - 9:47 AM to 10:42 AM
  • 4th Hour - 10:50 AM to 12:15 PM (includes lunch)
  • 5th Hour - 12:23 PM to 1:18 PM
  • 6th Hour - 1:26 PM to 2:22 PM

Half Day - 7:41 am - 10:48 am