• Welcome to Niles Community Schools

    The mission of Niles Community Schools is to inspire and prepare all learners through diverse opportunities to challenge the present and enrich the future.  We are excited for you to join us for your educational journey.  Click here to learn more about our Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Goals. 

    We LOVE to show families why it is wonderful to be a Niles Viking! If you are interested in learning more about our schools, please contact a principal or director to schedule a personal appointment. We will give you a tour of the building, answer questions and provide you with additional information.

    We provide year-round enrollment opportunity.   During the school year, please visit your school to enroll.  Click the link below for detailed enrollment information. 

    Enrollment during the summer:

    • Preschool (GSRP) enrollment and questions may be directed to Michelle Skalla at michelle.skalla@nilesschools.org between June and August.
    • Elementary and middle school students may enroll at Westside Administration Building located at 111 Spruce Street, Niles, MI between mid-June and mid-August.
    • High school students should visit Niles High School at 1441 Eagle Street to enroll.
    • Students interested in alternative education programs should contact Jeanie Bradley at 269-684-9554.

    Enrollment questions may be directed to Pam Lingle, Central Registry Coordinator at 269-683-0736.

    For detailed enrollment and program information, click here.

    Berrien County Health Dept - FREE hearing and vision testing for Preschool and Kindergarten is available.  Click here for 2018 schedule.

    The YMCA of Southwest Michigan also offers after school programs for Ballard Elementary, Eastside Connections School, Howard-Ellis Elementary and Northside Child Development Center.  For information, click here.

    Forms for Enrollment Packet (you may print and take completed forms to your place of enrollment):

    Any medication administered at school must be accompanied by appropriate form and signed by a physician:



  • Ballard Elementary (K-5)
    1601 Chicago Road
    Principal Jeron Blood

    Asst Principal Stacey Recker

    Eastside Connections School (K-8)
    315 N 14th Street
    Principal Joe Racht

    Howard-Ellis Elementary (K-5)
    2788 Mannix Street
    Principal Michelle Asmus
    Asst Principal Melissa Rough

    Northside Child Development Center (PreK-K)
    2020 N 5th Street
    Principal Jennifer Shabazz

    Ring Lardner Middle School (6-8)
    801 N 17th Street
    Principal Adam Burtsfield
    Asst Principal Evan Winkler

    Niles High School (9-12)
    1441 Eagle Street
    Principal Molly Brawley
    Asst Principal Chris Porter

    Niles New Tech (9-12)
    1441 Eagle Street
    Director Jerry Holtgren
    Asst Director Mike Vota

    Cedar Lane Alternative Ed (9-12)
    2301 Niles-Buchanan Road
    Principal John Fonash

    W-A-Y Program (6-12)
    111 Spruce Street
    Director Chriss Foster

    Niles Extended School Community (K-12)
    111 Spruce Street
    Director Gail Bliss

    Adult Education (9-12)
    111 Spruce Street
    269-684-9554 (day)
    269-684-4480 (evening)
    Director John Fonash