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Grant Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 499 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

Having had experience with several other elementary schools with my oldest daughter and now my youngest I feel that I can give an honest assessment of my experience with Grant. First of all, 2013 was a rough year for this school with a principle change mid year. I think that has a lot to do with previous reviews. My daughters fifth grade teacher was excellent and communicated with me constantly which is very important. The school is not up to date with technology but I still feel that the education my daughter received was excellent, even if it was still old school. There was a lot of school activities and field trips through out the year. This school does require uniforms but have 3 color top options to choose from. Easy drop off/pick up area. The school is tucked away in a lovely neighborhood with a fire station less than a mile away. The playground is great! Plenty of swings! Minus two stars for lack of technology in the classrooms, running out of spirit wear by November, yearbooks not arriving until a week after school ended and lastly, not being upfront about the REAL reason their was a principle switch mid year. Google mno grant elementary principle and you'll see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Mr. Green has made the school such a wonderful place. The students are well taken care of and my children are learning at an above average rate because of all the fabulous teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

When I went to this school from second to fifth grade, I had great teachers, I learned a lot, and I made friends with faculty and classmates alike. Unfortunately, the class sizes are very large for elementary schools. When I was going there, they had a school choir and school band, but I do not know if they still have those music programs any more. I do not know if they still have it, but they used to have classes to help students that had learning disabilities and were slower learners. They have a huge auditorium that is also used as the cafeteria. When I was there, the music room was very nice. They had a gigantic cement and grass areas for kids to do recess.


Posted April 8, 2013

This school is terrible. The principle is horrible.The teachers are great but have way too many students. The children are getting worse every year. there is no disipline. The bad kids run the school period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

If you are really serious about your son or daughter's academic success, enroll them elsewhere. The current principal is not doing enough to improve the school environment and educational quality. My son attended 5th grade here in 2011 and it was a subpar experience. The classroom was a mess, no pencil sharpener. Very poor first, second and third impressions. If school funding is an issue, start writing to the mayor an city council, then mobilize the community to fundraise, do something for God's sake. The students at Grant Elementary (Antioch schools in general) are falling behind the high performing schools such as San Ramon, Dublin and Pleasanton. It's pathetic. Please, please, please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2007

I have found the principal and teachers very easy to communicate with. They are high quality individuals and want the best for their students. My child transferred there from another local school and I have never regretted the decision. They have now established a music program which my child loves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

I am not very happy with Grant MNO school. I tried to meet with the princapal and still have not meet with her. I am not a happy parent at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

I had ups and dows with the quality of this school. However 'funds' I will say are killing more our public schools. The number of students in class have being increasing throughout the years, teachers seemed more busy then past years, quality therefore will be affected. There is not music programs and PE is just a matter of one hour per week. There is not interest in any kind of sport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

My daughter attends 1st grade at Grant and I have been nothing but satisfied with the education she has received thus far. Her Kinder and 1st grade teachers have been awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

My kids have been attending this school for 3 years. In this time we have come to know most of the teachers. The teachers are very dedicated and concerned with each of their students. Children who struggle are provided with additional help and attention. Children who excel are given additional work to keep them challenged. Kindergarteners are given weekly homework packets. Grades 1-5 are generally given daily homework. Homework is taken very seriously and the kids are held accountable for completing it and turning it in. The kids have library, chorus, computer, and PE on a weekly basis. There is no instrumental music program due to district cuts. Generally, all classrooms have at least 1 parent volunteer. Some classrooms have daily parent volunteers. The PTA at this school is active and sponsors reading nights, a reading rewards program, gives classrooms money, and has many social events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

This school is tops in my book. I have only had possitive experiences here and I my kids have been going here for 6 years. I wish they didn't have to leave after 5th grade. The teachers that we had were the best! We will miss them especially Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Owens. Every school should have two teacher like them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

We love the atmosphere and the energy and quality of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

My son was very apprehensive about leaving Bidwell when we moved to our new home. Thanks to the wonderful teachers (Mrs. Kelley & Mrs. DiGiovanni) at Grant, he's transitioned well. He's reading at an 8th grade level, loves Science & History! They have even gone so far as to stay 30 min after school 2 days a week to tutor! Clean campus, great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

Fantastic school. Very organized PTA. Good Parent involvement. Some teachers are average and a little stuck in their ways, but most are fantastic. I can't say enough abough Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Tinker. The librarian ia amazing as well.
—Submitted by a parent


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793

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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4 / 10

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females58%
Males22%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students58%
Females73%
Males45%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Females24%
Males26%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

Math

All Students50%
Females46%
Males54%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females77%
Males54%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students67%
Females76%
Males58%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females63%
Males53%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students70%
Females64%
Males76%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Science

All Students40%
Females31%
Males49%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 39%
Black 29%
White 16%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
English language learners 21%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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  • Janeen Zuniga
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  • (925) 756-6068

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