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GRPS represented in state's “largest” Memorial Day parade

Grand Rapids Public Schools band scholars marched in the Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade in honor of those who died in service to our country.

Ottawa Hills track star to run last race as a GRPS scholar at Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 State Finals in Rockford

Accomplished athlete, Benne Anderson, brings his passion for running to the last track meet of the season. 

Old Bones—Board of Education Makes Rare Purchase for Science

In the fall of 1904, the Grand Rapids Board of Education made an unusual purchase - $300 for mastodon bones.

GRPS Superintendent Dr. Leadriane Roby shakes the hand of a graduating City High School scholar. Dr. Roby: Eight graduation ceremonies, scholars ‘launch’ to successful future

As I sat on the graduation stage for each of our ceremonies, I couldn’t help but think of the heights our scholars will soar.

An Often-Alternative Approach to Teaching

Union’s Cory Sutherby wants to connect to his students by any means he can, including a classroom rap now and then on the subject of the day

Our Story. Our Growth. Our Impact. Pooling Resources—PTA Leader Promoted Well-Rounded Programs for City's Youth

From her earliest days as a PTA mom at Dickinson School, Karla Parker was committed to public education.

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Preparing our Scholars for the Real World

Points of Pride

8th Largest School District in Michigan
14,000+ Scholars Served
70+ Languages Spoken by GRPS Families
80+ Countries Represented by our Scholar Population
Grad Rates Increase Annually Above State Average
40+ Schools

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Leadriane Roby

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools. As a diverse community with growing changes, we want to ensure your positive experience when working with our schools and district. Together, we are charting a new course through the implementation of our Strategic Plan. No matter who you are, we want you to feel connected to and valued at our district.

Join us as we build a community of belonging  at Grand Rapids Public Schools.


Dr. Leadriane Roby,
Superintendent of Schools

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