Highlands Middle School


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 Welcome to

Highlands Middle School


Preparing Students For Life’s Next Step

Northview Highlands Middle School is a Grades 5 and 6 learning community for where students flourish academically, emotionally and socially in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Staff members recognize that during the middle years of school, students have unique developmental needs for independence, mastery and belonging.  Highlands utilizes a unique interdisciplinary team model along with programs and activities that encourage students to discover their full potential.  The school offers a comprehensive academic curriculum supported by classroom extensions including field trips, assemblies, technology labs, library, fine arts, and physical education programs.

Mr. Jamey Vermaat, Principal   |  Michelle Bakos, Building Administrative Assistant Office Hours:   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.    School Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Lunch Hours:  11:10-11:45;  11:45-12:20;  12:20-12:55



Building News

  • Spring Student Testing

    Spring State Assessments It’s that time of year!  The yearly spring state assessment window is opening soon for schools across Michigan, including Northview.  Each school building will be communicating directly about student schedules (by gra...

  • Popcorn Day – Friday, March 24th

    Just a reminder:  Popcorn Day is on Friday, March 24th.  Students may buy popcorn for .25 cents during their lunch time.  ...

  • Conferences – Monday, March 13th & Thursday, March 16th

    There is still plenty of time to call for Conferences (616) 361-3440. We will be here at Highlands on both evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and would love to see you!        ...

  • Friday, March 10th, 2017

    Just a reminder:  Half Day on Friday, March 10th, 2017.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.    ...

  • VOTE: May 2, 2017

    Local school districts, including Northview, are seeking an enhancement millage to help close funding gaps. Learn more about this proposal that will be on the ballot on May 2, 2017 by checking out the documents/websites below.  We will be adding ite...

Upcoming Events

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