City MiddleHigh School

Public 7-12

 1720 Plainfield Ave NE
       Grand Rapids, MI  49505-4705


 (616) 819-2380

District: Grand Rapids Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 824 Michigan High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  25.0
Number of students:  833

Racial breakdown:
White:
51.5%
Hispanic:
24.2%
African American:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, City MiddleHigh School ranked better than 94.6% of middle schools in Michigan. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.05. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, City MiddleHigh School ranked better than 99.8% of high schools in Michigan. It also ranked first among 5 ranked high schools in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.55. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.5%), Hispanic (24.2%), African American (9.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 35.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at City MiddleHigh School is 25. 5 high schools in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare City MiddleHigh School employs 33.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

City MiddleHigh School:

SchoolDigger ranks City MiddleHigh School 45th of 838 Michigan public middle schools. (See City MiddleHigh School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks City MiddleHigh School 2nd of 824 Michigan public high schools. (See City MiddleHigh School in the ranking list.)

Grand Rapids Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Grand Rapids Public Schools 519th of 640 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for City MiddleHigh School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 95.26 1st 806 99.9%
2007 92.46 5th 823 99.4%
2008 93.88 2nd 839 99.8%
2009 94.11 1st 847 99.9%
2010 91.86 1st 851 99.9%
2011 93.50 1st 858 99.9%
2012 96.59 13th 900 98.6%
2013 97.84 2nd 919 99.8%
2014 97.54 3rd 921 99.7%
2015 94.66 32nd 919 96.5%
2016 96.25 23rd 894 97.4%
2017 94.82 30th 821 96.3%
2018 94.05 45th 838 94.6%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for City MiddleHigh School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 98.37 1st 705 99.9%
2007 97.58 2nd 767 99.7%
2008 97.43 2nd 750 99.7%
2009 98.08 2nd 754 99.7%
2010 96.48 2nd 765 99.7%
2011 95.71 3rd 784 99.6%
2012 99.42 2nd 773 99.7%
2013 97.67 9th 805 98.9%
2014 98.84 4th 799 99.5%
2015 99.02 4th 832 99.5%
2016 99.25 2nd 852 99.8%
2017 99.20 3rd 835 99.6%
2018 99.55 2nd 824 99.8%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Open Quote The classes have a great learning environment. Honestly, all of the I.B. and Economicology can be a bit tough to process at first, but it works out really well in the long run. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Open Quote City Middle/High School is an excellent school. This school challenges my son. After going to what was consider a "good" school in MI and finding that the teachers were not interested in challenging my son or taking the time to get him into programs that would let him excel, I looked for another school. City does all of that. The classes are challenging for the gifted student. The teachers will work with your child after school to help them reach their potential. This school goes the extra mile. Other districts will just do what they have to do and that's it. Teachers are accountable for their students success. Which makes a huge difference. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, March 21, 2010

Open Quote City has been working to become an International Baccalaureate Program (ibo.org) for approximately five years and is currently scheduled to receive certification for the Middle Years Program this spring (2010). City is also working for certification in the IB Diploma Program with the graduating class of 2014 expected to be the first to receive IB Certified Diplomas.

City has also been working closely with the Wege Foundation to integrate Peter Wege’s principals of Economicology into our educational programming. Peter Wege’s Five Pillars, or areas of interest: Education. Environment. Arts & Culture. Health Care. Human Services closely match the mission of City High/Middle and we are very grateful to the Wege Foundation to their support of City High/Middle and the effort to become an International Baccalaureate school. This combination of Economicology and IB is creating a hybrid model of education that builds upon City’s tradition of excellence and is being closely watched by the IB community as a model program.

City is an exceptional school which attracts students into GRPS, drawing students from three counties and multiple school districts. City’s student population is diverse racially, economically and religiously. This diversity is very representative of the Grand Rapids community. Within this diversity, there exists a family unity among the students, staff and parents that holds the City community together.

Academically, City is the top performing school in the area based on MME rankings with a combined score of 196.1 out of a possible 200 (2009). This score is 27 points ahead of the next best score in the area and second best in the state of Michigan.

I would invite you to look further at City High/Middle to see the great things that are happening at this exceptional school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for City MiddleHigh School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 315 65 23 15 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1989 296 65 29 16 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1990 294 69 22 17 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1991 321 77 22 10 2 n/a n/a 0 432
1992 359 79 16 16 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1993 379 80 16 20 2 n/a n/a 0 497
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1995 435 77 29 20 3 n/a n/a 0 564
1996 435 77 29 20 3 n/a n/a 0 564
1997 427 73 32 30 3 n/a n/a 0 565
1998 428 58 27 31 4 n/a n/a 0 548
1999 434 54 35 28 4 n/a n/a 0 555
2000 471 50 38 27 3 n/a n/a 0 589
2001 478 58 35 27 2 n/a n/a 0 600
2002 464 69 38 25 1 n/a n/a 0 597
2003 464 69 38 25 1 n/a n/a 0 597
2004 488 67 38 23 1 n/a n/a 0 617
2005 459 51 39 30 7 n/a n/a 42 628
2006 463 73 34 30 1 n/a n/a 44 645
2007 435 70 34 39 2 n/a n/a 47 627
2008 444 68 28 37 3 n/a n/a 39 619
2009 425 66 20 47 3 n/a n/a 54 615
2010 424 84 30 55 12 n/a n/a 82 687
2011 439 99 32 86 9 0 49 0 714
2012 414 106 31 91 1 2 44 0 689
2013 374 87 33 90 1 2 45 0 632
2014 384 110 42 121 1 1 40 0 699
2015 389 97 57 147 1 0 36 0 727
2016 404 78 59 156 2 0 43 0 742
2017 429 80 62 202 3 0 57 0 833

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at City MiddleHigh School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 418 n/a n/a n/a
1989 406 n/a n/a 6.7
1990 402 23.0 17.4 8.5
1991 432 n/a n/a n/a
1992 470 n/a n/a n/a
1993 497 n/a 0.0 16.9
1994 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a
1995 564 22.2 25.4 8.0
1996 564 22.2 25.4 8.0
1997 565 23.0 24.6 4.6
1998 548 22.0 24.9 6.8
1999 555 23.0 24.1 7.7
2000 589 24.9 23.7 11.2
2001 600 24.2 24.8 11.8
2002 597 23.6 25.3 14.2
2003 597 23.6 25.3 14.2
2004 617 25.8 23.9 15.9
2005 628 26.1 24.1 20.3
2006 645 24.1 26.8 22.5
2007 627 23.8 26.3 27.4
2008 619 26.2 23.6 26.2
2009 615 25.3 24.3 33.3
2010 687 26.0 26.3 42.6
2011 714 24.3 29.3 40.1
2012 689 24.7 27.8 35.1
2013 632 25.7 24.5 32.6
2014 699 30.9 22.5 38.1
2015 727 30.0 24.2 38.4
2016 742 31.0 23.9 38.8
2017 833 33.2 25.0 35.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio City MiddleHigh School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 418 n/a n/a n/a
1989 406 n/a n/a 6.7
1990 402 23.0 17.4 8.5
1991 432 n/a n/a n/a
1992 470 n/a n/a n/a
1993 497 n/a 0.0 16.9
1994 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a
1995 564 22.2 25.4 8.0
1996 564 22.2 25.4 8.0
1997 565 23.0 24.6 4.6
1998 548 22.0 24.9 6.8
1999 555 23.0 24.1 7.7
2000 589 24.9 23.7 11.2
2001 600 24.2 24.8 11.8
2002 597 23.6 25.3 14.2
2003 597 23.6 25.3 14.2
2004 617 25.8 23.9 15.9
2005 628 26.1 24.1 20.3
2006 645 24.1 26.8 22.5
2007 627 23.8 26.3 27.4
2008 619 26.2 23.6 26.2
2009 615 25.3 24.3 33.3
2010 687 26.0 26.3 42.6
2011 714 24.3 29.3 40.1
2012 689 24.7 27.8 35.1
2013 632 25.7 24.5 32.6
2014 699 30.9 22.5 38.1
2015 727 30.0 24.2 38.4
2016 742 31.0 23.9 38.8
2017 833 33.2 25.0 35.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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