KND is located in the eastern half of Manistee county. It is located 20 minutes from Lake Michigan. It is approximately 25 miles east of Manistee and 35 miles west of Cadillac. Its area is covered in a wilderness setting with many natural features including the Big and Little Manistee Rivers, the Manistee National Forest, the Pine River, and Bear Creek.
Our district covers over 350 square miles, yet we have less than 1,000 students K-12. Due to the large size of our district many of our bus drivers log almost 100 miles a day!
The name Kaleva Norman Dickson is a combination of the three townships in the district.