Welcome to Ottawa Hills High School

Welcome to Ottawa Hills High School! We are looking forward to another exciting school year!  It is going to be an amazing, fearless, and exhilarating year as we welcome new and returning students and staff to our Bengal Community. 

The Ottawa Hills Family cannot wait to meet you and your family and show you why we are proud of Grand Rapids Public Schools, our students, staff, and community. If you are a new family moving into our district, we hope you consider Ottawa Hills as a top choice for your child(ren). If you know your child will be a Bengal, or if you have questions regarding classes, athletics, extra-curricular activities, health needs and more, please give us a call at 616-819-2900. We are happy to assist you.

Timothy Mabin

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Ottawa Hills High School

2055 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616-819-2900
Timothy Mabin
Marquis Buggs
Assistant Principal
Chad Randolph
Dean of Students
Marcus Harris
Athletic Director
Bridget Cheney
Executive Director PK-12 Instructional Leadership (Southeast)

School Hours

Breakfast 7:10 a.m.
Start Time 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal 2:21 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:25 a.m. 


We Can Do This! 

Ottawa Hills High School is one of two neighborhood comprehensive high schools in the GRPS family. We proudly serve the amazing scholars on the south side of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ottawa Hills High School offers not only our comprehensive high school program, but also amazing opportunities for scholars to learn through community engagement, athletics, and the fine arts.  Scholars can also learn through our Early Middle College Program, Academy Programs, and dual enrollment. This means scholars of all types have an opportunity to develop the skills they need to be successful in college or career. View our Academies & Programs tab to learn more.

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Ottawa Hills High School
Academy of Media Production at Ottawa Hills High School
Early Middle College at Ottawa Hills High School

Ottawa Hills High School is a community where parents, teachers, and scholars take care of one another and strive to build positive relationships that support academic success and social growth. We place the highest priority on creating a safe, nurturing, and welcoming environment for all who enter our building, and we offer specialized support and services that meet the growing needs of all scholars and families. We prioritize the mental, emotional, and academic growth of each and every Bengal we serve.


Our academies are designed to prepare our scholars for college and career through dual enrollment and real-world experience. Scholars in each academy will have the option of pursuing their career path by enrolling in one of the many fantastic local colleges or universities including Grand Valley State UniversityKendall College of Art and Design, and Grand Rapids Community College. A theme school application is required to participate in our academies. 

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism

Through the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at OHHS, scholars can explore and jump-start career paths in one of the world's largest industries, including lodging, sports, entertainment, travel, food, and event management.

By partnering with local businesses, scholars will engage in experiential opportunities to round out their education. Business partners strengthen real-world connections for scholars through advisory boards and as mentors.

Academy of Media Production

No industry is advancing and evolving as much as media production.Technological advances, changes in how the populace consumes media,and changing demographics have led to a rapidly changing media landscape.

The Academy of Media Production at OHHS will prepare scholars with the advanced skills and abilities necessary to pursue a successful career in the development and/or delivery of media, whether it be radio, television,online, social media, or print.


Early Middle College Program

Early Middle College is a 13th year experience allowing scholars to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 transferable credits and/or an association degree while attending Ottawa Hills High School. Approved through the Michigan Department of Education, Ottawa's EMC program is the only program of its kind in the City of Grand Rapids, giving scholars a unique opportunity to start and stay in college.

Advanced Placement (AP)

This program offers high school scholars the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first-year university courses. If the scholars are successful in the AP programs, they have the opportunity to receive advanced placement credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Ottawa Hills High School, many of our upper classmen take AP courses.

Ottawa Hills High School Photo Tour

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Ottawa Hills Track & Field Scholar Athletes Qualified for the MHSAA State Finals

Eight athletes punched their ticket to the State Finals after competing at Regionals.

Scholars travel to D.C. to witness American history, politics

More than 500 middle and high school scholars traveled to Washington D.C. for one week to visit museums and monuments, and meet Michigan Representatives.

SNN: Union High juniors receive Impact Award

Two Union High School juniors were recently selected as this year’s winners of the Impact Award from the Women’s City Club.