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City High Middle School Ranked Among Top 50 High Schools in Country

City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in West Michigan, #2 in the state, and #43 in the country by Newsweek. City High Middle School was also recognized on the list as a school that met equity criteria for helping low income students meet or exceed the state average on assessments. 

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City enhances appointment process; recruitment efforts for boards and commissions

If local government is truly going to be “Government of the people, by the people, for the people…” then the 260 citizens serving on Grand Rapids’ 40 citizen boards and commission need to reflect the entire community. That mission is the driver behind the City’s continuing efforts to enhance the City’s board and commission appointment process.

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GRPS Celebrates Return of School Year with Park Party

Among the thousands of parents and students who descended on John Ball Park recently were Alicia Allen and her daughter, Laticia. They came to the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Back to School Celebration to get information about Southwest Community Campus, where Laticia will be a first-grader this fall in the English/Spanish dual immersion program.

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Calling All Kindergarteners (And Their Parents)!

Kindergarten is a happy and caring place where a child learns and develops intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. It is a time of adventure for each child. Kindergarten marks the beginning of an exciting new phase of life- the formal schooling years. The various programs and activities offered in kindergarten are designed to help each child grow in readiness; not only for the next school year, but also for the many experiences they will have in life.

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Kent County Commissioners Seek Applications from Public for Boards, Commissions, Committees

The Kent County Board of Commissioners is seeking citizens interested in serving the community through appointment to various boards, commissions, and committees. Any Kent County resident may apply by completing an online application form via the County's website. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged and may be attached. All citizens are urged to apply. The application deadline is September 30, 2015. 

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Student Earns Honors at National Track Meet

Rihana 3000m race at Nationals cropCongratulations to City High Middle School student Rihana Pellow for earning All American status at the recent AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field National Meet at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. The meet was held August 1st-8th.  Rihana earned two All American honors. 

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Superintendent Update on Transformation Plan Success

In May, I gave my 4th State of our Schools address to provide an update to the community about where we have been and where we are headed. Whether you have children or not, Grand Rapids Public Schools belongs to each and every person in this community. As a community member, you should know that GRPS has turned the corner and is heading in the right direction! I feel a difference in the energy and excitement surrounding the district when I talk to parents, students, staff, and community members, and I hope you can too! It is with great joy and optimism that I share this update about the district with you.  

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Proud Parents

Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...

North Park Montessori Proud Parents: David & Ashima

We uprooted our life of 14 years in Ada, so we could live in the neighborhood and attend North Park. More...

Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...

Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...