CITY HIGH MIDDLE SCHOOL (7-12)
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.
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National Blue Ribbon School
Consider City High Middle School 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 School 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 High Middle School 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 High Middle School curriculum is designed to teach critical thinking and prepare students to be global citizens.
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 High Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive GRPS sports, instilling values of cooperation, dedication, and teamwork.