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The Big Rapids Public Schools community supports and empowers our students to reach their highest potential as educated, contributing citizens.

  • We believe that everyone involved in our schools makes a difference.

  • We believe that positive relationships are paramount to our success.

  • We believe students learn best within a healthy, safe, and caring environment.

  • We foster Cardinal Pride, a strong foundation of community relationships and future leaders.

Big Rapids is an ideal place to raise a family. Located on the West Central portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, the community is founded on education and is also home to Ferris State University. Historic Downtown Big Rapids provides the connection back to a unique heritage and the many shops and businesses located downtown will welcome you with open arms.

Big Rapids has a park system that is second to none.  There are 257 acres dedicated to parkland within the city, many of which are along the beautiful Muskegon River.  Park amenities include Riverwalk, Playscape, Disc Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Pickle Ball Courts, Softball Diamonds, Soccer Fields, Baseball Diamonds, Bandshell, Dog Park, Nature Area, Community Pool, Volleyball Courts, Playgrounds, Outdoor Ice Rink and access to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail.