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Making History—Teacher, Author, Education Advocate, Politician Creates An Engaging Life Story

Cornelia Steketee's life was anything but typical. She was a teacher, an author, a social advocate, and, on occasion, a politician.

Deep Dive into Black History Month at City High Middle School

Scholar-led committees planned events and created decorations during Black History Month at City High Middle School

1,000-Plus Scholars Attend African American Male Achievement Conference

Back in person for the first time since 2020, the annual event helped scholars consider challenges, choices and changes.

The Size of Difference - A Woman Who Made One Day At a Time a Winning Lifetime

She didn't grow up in Grand Rapids but Vernis Schad is as much a part of the city as any of its founders.

Annual Latinx Youth Conference returns in person this year

The Latinx Youth Conference returned in-person this year with more than 800 West Michigan students at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse. The day was filled with learning, empowerment, and representation targeted toward 8th-grade scholars gearing up for high school. 

Harrison Park Scholars Interview Rep. Scholten for Documentary Project

A partnership with the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology sees sixth-grade scholars working on a video documentary and podcast around the question “How do we see ourselves within the community?”

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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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