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City High Middle School Ranked #1 in State

City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in the state on Bridge Magazine’s list of “2015 High School Academic State Champs”.

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Ottawa Hills Receives Golden Football

Golden Football 2Ottawa Hills recently received a Golden Football from the NFL as part of the NFL's Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program. 

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City sets final interviews with 2nd Ward Candidates

The public process for selecting and appointing a new 2nd Ward Commissioner is moving to its next phase; as final interviews are now scheduled with the top candidates. The Grand Rapids City Commission will conduct final interviews with the top three ranked candidates next Tuesday in the City Commission Chambers (300 Monroe, NW, Ninth Floor). The interviews will be broadcast and streamed live by the Grand Rapids Information Network (Comcast - Channel 26 and

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Don’t Become a Victim, Learn How to Protect Yourself

It seems every time the weather changes in West Michigan we have a new scam. It’s fairly common for these scam artists to target older adults because they know this population tends to be home more and often reachable by phone. With tax time around the corner and home projects on many people’s minds for spring, it’s a good time to learn about current scams and ways to protect yourself before it’s too late. 

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Water System earns national award for water quality

Repeated studies have shown that Grand Rapids’ high quality water is safe, but now an independent national group is also touting its public health benefits. This summer, the Grand Rapids Water System will receive the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Dr. John L. Leal Award for distinguished service to the water profession. 

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February Wellness Tip: Women's Heart Health Month

The GRPS School Social Work Wellness Team is working to improve wellness throughout the Grand Rapids area. Each month through May, we will be sharing monthly wellness tips. 

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Grand Rapids Water System lead at all time low

Lead levels in drinking water provided by the Grand Rapids Water System have consistently improved over the last 20 years and are now holding steady. That fact is backed by 11 straight readings showing declining lead levels.

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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...