** NEW** The online registration gateway pertains ONLY to students new to the district for the 2016-17 school year. Please click here to begin the registration process. Instructions to complete your registration will be provided within the portal. Thank you.

Please click here for Kindergarten Entry Age information.
Please call 517.706.4500 for information on registering your child for the 2016-2017 school year.

(Please call 517.706.5400 for information on the "Begindergarten" program located at
Okemos Montessori at Central.)

Hiawatha Elementary School 

Hiawatha Elementary

1900 Jolly Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 517-706-4500
Fax: 517-347-6770

Gary Kinzer, Principal

School Begins 8:50 a.m.
School Dismissal 3:50 p.m.

Hiawatha Elementary school has a highly educated and professional staff that is committed to working with students to achieve high academic expectations. The State Department of Education ranked Hiawatha at the 95th percentile, as one of the top rated schools in mid-Michigan. Our highly qualified staff provides a supportive and differentiated curriculum to meet the varying academic needs of our students. Hiawatha staff believes in meeting the needs of the whole child. This includes providing high quality, academic instruction along with establishing and maintaining a caring and nurturing environment. Support staff work closely with teachers to ensure that the goals of the school are met and the needs of students are addressed.

Parents in our community play an integral part in the educational climate of our school. They willingly volunteer at school functions and with classroom needs. Together parents and staff advocate for the child to achieve their full potential.