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

  • Science Fest at Highlands – Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

    Come and investigate all the great Science Projects here at Highlands Middle School on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.  Highlands’ Science Fest will be held in the cafeteria from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The students have worked very hard on their projects and would love to......

  • 1/2 Day – Friday, February 17th, 2017

    1/2 Day for Highlands Students on Friday, February 17th, 2017. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m. Have a great afternoon!    ...

  • 5th Grade Traveling to the Symphony

    Highlands Fifth Graders will be going to see The Grand Rapids Symphony on Thursday, February 16th. What a wonderful experience for our students to have.   They will be going in the morning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.    ...


    Highlands will be having their Talent Show on Friday, February 10th at “The Max” at 9:00 a.m. Come support all the wonderful, talented students at Highlands!      ...


    Parents:  Just a reminder, your student will be bringing home their Report Cards on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017.  ...