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Old 03-11-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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What are some good schools within the GR City School District?
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:11 AM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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City Middle/High is consistently among the highest rated schools in Michigan.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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I'd second City High. It is the "gifted/talented" secondary school in the district. That school consistently compares in both test scores and general quality of graduates to the suburban school districts. Also, GR Montessori is a great program. Kids can go K-12 there. The district also operates two outstanding sixth grade programs at Blandford Nature Center and the John Ball Park Zoo. You must apply to these programs. Kids that go to either of these programs tend to be admitted to City High/Middle School.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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For elementary schools, Shawmut, Covell, and C.A. Frost 'up the hill' on the West Side are generally good. There are a couple other good elementary schools as well.

For secondary years, once you get past City, it goes downhill pretty quickly. My parents were 30+ year teachers in the district, and they're both saddened and angry how much the district has gone downhill since the mid-90s because of catastrophically bad leadership.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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Of course, plymouth christian!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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Of course, plymouth christian!!
That is not in the GR City School District.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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My good Friend Bill O., who lives in Grand Rapids says all the schools there are super.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Go private if you love your children.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Go private if you love your children.
Yeah, and if you have $7000 a year to just throw around.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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I taught in Grand Rapids Public for three years. I agree that the leadership is poor. The high schools are rough, very rough, just like another post said. Total disrespect for teachers, property, foul language, all very common. City is not a hard high school to get into if your student has decent to good grades. Please try that one before sending anyone into the other high schools of Grand Rapids Public Schools. The graduation rate of students in Grand Rapids Public is terrible. It's somewhere around 60% I think. Don't quote me on this, but that's the last number I heard. I know now of several students I had in middle school who have babies- they had them by sophomore year. I do weant to say that not all the students at these schools are bad, but the environment is a tough one for soft-hearted people.
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