Award Year: 2019

City Middle/High School

1720 Plainfield Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49505-4705

(616) 819-2380

Mr. Ryan Huppert, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Choice School

Grand Rapids Public Schools

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Our goal at City Middle/High School is to help students develop the tools, skills, and habits of mind to thrive as adults, build flourishing communities, and create a more sustainable future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic: 27%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 9%
City students showing pride with their school flag!

City students showing pride with their school flag!

City Middle/High School is a 7-12th grade public school that offers the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years and Diploma Programs. City fosters an environment of critical thinking and inquiry-based learning through student-centered education with a focus on environmental sustainability.

City is known for its culture and climate and actively promotes acceptance, tolerance, and belonging among our diverse student body. By focusing on student-led initiatives and celebrating student voice, students play a key role in our school improvement. The staff pride themselves on being reflective educational practitioners that consistently adjust to meet the needs of all students. City believes in providing all students a safe and challenging environment in which they can explore, question, and develop their ideas. The staff at City strives to develop the whole student and create active members of an ever-changing global society.

Beginning in 2013, City began growing its student population in order to make our instructional programs available to a more diverse range of students. The school now offers an I.B. education to a very diverse student body in an urban setting. Our school brings together students from a wide range of backgrounds, races, religions, languages, and socioeconomic statuses and continues to achieve at the highest levels.

We believe our differences should be valued, celebrated, and used to help bridge gaps, rather than create them. City is more than just a school, it's a community that has been created by establishing relationships between students, faculty and staff, parents, and the neighborhood in which it resides.