A
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
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
City Middle/High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Grand Rapids, MI. It has 727 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% 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
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
59 responses
Average ACT
28
68 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • We have awesome field day events
    27%
  • The teacher vs students homecoming game
    25%
  • Powderpuff/buff games are good
    13%
  • Swirl/Prom are well done
    13%
  • Class Trips
    12%
  • Earth Day spirit week is eco friendly and fun
    3%
  • Holiday Concert. Drumline is amazing
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
727
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,527/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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City Middle/High School Reviews

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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.
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The community is amazing. The students and faculty are like a second family. They taught me many life skills and I gained and extensive knowledge of environmental concerns, in addition to the rigorous academic courses. I learned the importance of a hard work ethic, the importance of team work, and learned more about myself. The school encourages the students to identify areas of growth in their own skills that they develop with help from peers, staff and parents. The community of the school is what enables it to be a significant factor to allow students to be extremely successful after graduating.
Every interaction I have had with teachers has been a positive experience, with teachers who truly want their students to succeed and are passionate in their subjects. The overall environment at City with other students has also been positive. At every school there will be high school drama between students but the school very strongly tries to make every student feel accepted and safe at the school, making bullying minor and rare. The building itself could use some updates with fully working heating and air conditioning and there are many minor matinence things that should be fixed but are not. The only concern that I would really have here is that the bathrooms are not always clean and can go for a long time without fixing the sinks or refilling the soap.