Dear City High Middle Parents, Guardians and Staff:

On 5/6/2021, we were notified that a student or staff member at City High Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are following the procedures for a positive test and working with the Kent County Health Department to notify any staff member or students who may be considered close contacts.

The KCHD defines “close contact” as either:

  • Being within six feet of a COVID-19 infected person for 15 minutes or more (with or without a mask)
  • Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a COVID-19 infected person or a person with any COVID-19 symptom(s) (e.g., being coughed on). 

The district is required to notify the Kent County Health Department of any positive tests of students or staff. The Grand Rapids Public Schools Health Services staff will conduct contact tracing and may contact you with quarantine instructions if it is determined that you are a close contact.

Under HIPAA Laws, we are required to protect the confidentiality of this individual unless there is a reason to inform you of their identity. We are informing you that we are moving forward under the guidance of the Kent County Health Department and that measures have been taken to protect the wellbeing of staff, students and families.

Please continue to monitor yourself for any new symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. If you notice changes in your health, please contact your medical provider immediately and consider getting tested.

As always, the safety of our staff and students is our first priority. All affected areas are being thoroughly cleaned using district approved disinfectant. If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact me or our school nurse.


Ryan Huppert, Principal

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National Blue Ribbon School 

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Consider City High Middle for your child if:

  • You are seeking teachers who are trained in the IB program and believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve.
  • You are looking for a program for a gifted and talented child. • You value a foreign language requirement.
  • You want your child to learn in a collaborative, community environment.
  • You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.




City High Middle is proud to offer:

  • Parent-Teacher Community Council.
  • Economicology partnership with the Wege Foundation.
  • Community Service Requirement.




City High Middle School is ranked in the top 5% of all Michigan schools on combined measures of student achievement and growth over time. It has been ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years. City is also ranked as the top high school in the county by the Mackinac Center.


There are several classes and projects at City that you won’t find anywhere else in the area. In 10th grade, students complete a personal project of their own choosing outside of school hours. In the 11th and 12th grades, students take a course called essay strategies, which culminates in a 4,000-word extended essay. They also take “EPIC”, a course that teaches the principles of economicology, a term coined by the late Peter Wege. The City curriculum is designed to teach critical thinking and prepare students to be global citizens.iblogo


Students in 7th-10th grades follow the Middle Years Programme, while students in 11th and 12th grade use the Diploma Programme. The goal of both programs is to develop life-long learners who are naturally curious, seek knowledge and think about complex issues, and can communicate confidently and creatively. Through the IB Program, students are well prepared for post-secondary education.


City students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive GRPS sports, instilling values of cooperation, dedication, and teamwork.

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Ryan Huppert

1720 Plainfield Ave, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Phone: 616-819-2380
Fax: 616-819-2496

Breakfast 7:45 a.m. 
Start Time 8:00 a.m. 
Dismissal 2:41 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:45 a.m.