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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
City Middle/High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 742 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1720 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Telephone
(616) 819-2380
Website

City Middle/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
76 responses
Average ACT
28
71 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,019
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$806
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
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  • We have awesome field day events
    26%
  • The teacher vs students homecoming game
    22%
  • Class Trips
    15%
  • Swirl/Prom are well done
    12%
  • Powderpuff/buff games are good
    11%
  • Earth Day spirit week is eco friendly and fun
    5%
  • Holiday Concert. Drumline is amazing
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
742
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,527/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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City Middle/High School Reviews

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The environment of City Middle/High is open-minding and accepting. Students of can find a group of friends and a voice at school. The pedagogy of classroom is based on discussion and inquiry, rather than lectured based. This allows for student to build a deeper understanding of the content for each subject. Most teachers allow student to express their opinions and question ideas and beliefs. I would like to see better communication between the administration and students about events, schedules and changes that are occurring.
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City sharpened my mind. I learned to be a critical thinker and developed the skills and discipline I needed to do well in college. I didn't understand how valuable the education I received at City was when I was a student there until I started taking college courses. The teachers are very encouraging and helpful, and all of them are very knowledgable. They felt like my friends, and that helped a lot. I was very motivated to complete my schoolwork well. I felt respected by the teachers. There is a disconnect between the administrative staff and the student body.

Like many public schools, City suffers from a lack of funding and resources. If the school received more funding, it would be phenomenal. Amazing extracurricular theater program. The food is average for a high school. Very diverse.
The teachers at this school are very friendly and display genuine care for the students. Teachers are understanding when students have circumstances that may effect their work or performance. This school has helped to prepare me for the SAT through a SAT practice class that I went through when I was in eleventh grade, this class helped my score increase by around one hundred points. The school lunch and breakfast is not all that great, so I usually just bring lunch from home. The line to get lunch is also long as well, which is another reason to pack a lunch instead of eating what the school provides.