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

  • 2017 Highlands Spelling Bee Winners

    Congratulations to Claira Warner, winner of the Spelling Bee at Highlands and runner-up Siena Ramirez, both 6th graders, for a wonderful job at the 2017 Highlands Spelling Bee. Both students will represent Highlands in the Regional Spelling Bee at Grandville High School.  It will take......

  • Legomania – Saturday, January 14th

    LEGOmania is almost here!  It’s Saturday, in the High School cafeteria.  You can invite all your friends and family to attend.  There will be lots of fun things to see and do while you’re there.  Of course you can vote on your favorite creation from......

  • Highlands Spelling Bee – Wednesday, January 11th

    Students, friends and family are all welcome to attend the 2017 Highlands School Spelling Bee on January 11th in support of our classroom finalists.  We would love to see you there! The Spelling Bee will be held in the Highlands Middle School Cafeteria and will......

  • PTC Meeting – Tuesday, January 10th

    Highlands PTC is looking for officers for next year, please contact Jennifer Higdon-Bovo at JHigdon-Bovo@nvps.net if you are interested. We would love to have you be part of our team.  The PTC Meeting is on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center......

  • Choir Concert – Tues., Dec. 20th

    Our Holiday Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20th at “The Max” (High School Auditorium) at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!  Happy Holidays!...