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Ludington and other Mason County communities place a high value on life-long learning is evident in the variety of educational options and resources for children, teens and adults. Just as important to education are the involvement and support from individuals, community organizations, business and industry.   The extraordinary natural resources of Lake Michigan, inland lakes and rivers, forest and farmland plus the history of the area are woven into these opportunities making for very rich and dynamic experiences for all.

The fully accredited Public and Private school systems for children begin with early childhood and school readiness programs, and follow with curricula and fine arts for Kindergarten through 8th grade in private schools and Kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools. A full slate of athletic and co-curricular programs and clubs are a big part of school and community life in Mason County as well as Community Leisure and Enrichment Programs. There is also a home-schooling community.

West Shore Community College serves Mason and surrounding counties with fully accredited educational curricula for its own students, and athletic, arts, enrichment and accredited programs designed to complement high school programs and serve the community. Mentorships, internships and scholarships are available from area citizens, groups and businesses, who are invested in the professional and personal success of the area’s children.

I feel so blessed to teach at Ludington Area School District because we value relational learning with each student, staff, and administration. As a teacher at Ludington High School, I am driven with passion each school day to teach hands-on science to a community that places high value on education. Science project studies like salmon in the classroom, prairie and tree plantings, and water quality on Lake Michigan set Ludington High School apart from other high schools. Many high schools just read text on such projects while Ludington high school students not only study it but live it!”

Mark Willis

Ludington High School Science Teacher

Students in the Area Districts

Current K-12 District Sizes

(Note: Covenant Christian and Ludington Area Catholic are K-8 ONLY)

Higher Education Attainment In the Area


Percent of People with High School Diploma


Percent of People with Bachelor's Degree or Higher

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