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9-12
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El Cajon, CA
Students enrolled: 2,752

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1719 East Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019

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(619) 593-5500
(619) 588-9389
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October 04, 2011
My daughter attends Granite Hills and is having a wonderful experience. As with any school you have your typical groups of youth who buck the system. My daughter has been in Honors/AP/IB classes so tends to interact with the students who want to be there. She is in her Junior year, but within the first month of her Freshman year a cheerleader decided to harrass her. I called the office and the cheerleader was removed from the squad immediately. The teachers are engaging and truly love what they do. I highly recommend this school!

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April 04, 2011
THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD AND MY DAUGHTER WENT THERE AND SHE IS DOING WAY BETTER AT EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It was my high school and it contains very deserving and amazing teachers who are dedicated to their jobs, students, and lives. I had a wonderful time there and I am glad I graduated from such a prestige school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Granite Hills is a wonderful place of learning. It has energetic and creative teachers. It also has a student body that care about their school and others!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Granite Hills has such a fantastic staff that really do their best to help the students to understand. Many of them go out of their way to 'live at the school' so they can give students extra help before and after school. Everyone at Granite Hills works very hard to make the learning experience of every student memorable and successful.

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September 10, 2009
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no rating February 14, 2009
I have a son who is a sophmore at Granite Hills and another who will be a Freshman next year. I give thanks to all the teachers, counselors and coaches at Granite who have welcomed our family and encouraged my kids to get involved and get great grades. Granite has a diverse student body and support for kids abounds. Head coaches are teachers, so they see kids on the field/court and in the classroom. And the administration is a big family who take good care of the kids and help guide them towards bright futures. There is the IB, Honors programs, every sport you can think of, auto shop, robotics, destination imagination, theatre, band, choir, surf club, golf, etc.

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February 06, 2009
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January 28, 2009
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August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
I am a freshman at granite and i immediately felt at home. i am in the honors program and it goes at the exact fight pace. i have made many lifelong friends and i couldn't ask for anything more

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2007
My son is now a sophomore and is currently participating in the International Baccerlarate (IB) Program at Granite Hills High School. He has excellent teachers that have proven that they truly care about their students. I have personally been in contact with my son's teachers and counselor, and have been very happy and satisfied with each and every one of them. They are very approachable, knowledgable and professional. My son also participates in the Academic League. We are extremely happy with this school.

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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
The teachers at this school are just wonderful. We have not experianced one bad teacher yet and I have two kids that attend there.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
My daughter attended Steele Canyon last year and was not happy there. We transferred to Granite Hills this year and we couldn't be happier! Don't make the mistake we did and judge a school by its appearance....Ask parents and kids who go there. Granite is the most spirited school and the kids love going there and the teachers love teaching there! I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Principal Georgette Torres is top notch. You'll struggle to find a more active admistrator at any level. Just watch her walk down the halls and say hello to students of various backgrounds by name. The AP program is great, and I don't use that word loosely here. The student population is a bit apathetic, so raising school spirit can be like pulling teeth. The said student body is becoming increasing diverse, with that comes natural problems. The administration is well-aware, however, of the increased likelihood of conflict and does its best to crack-down. Some one earlier mentioned that the math department could use strengthening. That's agreed here, but I would contend that much needs to be done at the middle school and elementary school levels leading up to the time when students arrive on campus. Overall, good school if child chooses to use the high school's resources and friendly teachers to his/her advantage.

- submitted by a former student
April 18, 2007
My husband and I both graduated from Granite Hills and my son is now a sophomore. I have been been very pleased with the support from his teachers. I am also aware that one of the priorities is updating the school site. As always, funds area an issue. I would recommend Granite Hills

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June 14, 2006
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April 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2005
An excellent school where teachers go beyond their duties to reach their students!

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October 23, 2005
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October 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2005
Granite Hills High School has many AP classes and a great IB program. If your child has academic ambitions and wants to start planning his/her college education GHHS is the place to start.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I believe that this school needs to be more diverse. The uqality of academic programs are okay, but they do need more new resources.

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August 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2005
Chose not to attend this school due to overcrowding.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
Great eduactional opportunities and strong school spirit.

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July 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
For such an aging school, I think the teachers & faculty do a good job. My son is a senior this year and the counselers have been a great help towards college. The school has been wonderful in helping him with his goals for college. What to do, where to go, how to sign up, etc., but overall for the GUHSD, Granite Hills is one of the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
My son was an honor student with a high GPA. He found the school's academics easy when compared to the high school he transferred from in Irvine (Orange County). He loved the music prog and had great respect for his teachers. The school has shown their sense of caring especially during the time of the shooting in 2001. Unfortunately, one week before his Senior year (2002), he was hit by a car and put in a coma. He missed the entire academic year and all the senior activities. The school was wonderful in accommodating us for the end of year Senior activities and kept students and teachers informed of my son's progress through announcements and articles in the school paper. The only negative comment I can make is that I was disappointed in the special education system now that my son in need of these services.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2004
For such an affluent area, we are disappointed in the disrepair and outdated facility. Books too, are outdated, and in short supply. Faculty/staff do a lot with little. There are 'temporary' buildings on campus are more than 30 years old. I know this because I most improvements have been done by parents and faculty/staff. To its credit, the school is (generally) unfenced and well-landscaped across the front. This give a friendly, welcoming feeling, echoed by the employees and students. We do well in the science competitions. The faculty and staff are very responsive to parental concerns/issues, and communicate quickly when warrented. The problems with the facilities are echoed at other area high schools, and these issues originate at the community/district level. That is the reason the above ranks are so high, and yet overall quality, is so low.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2003
The physical condition of the school is disgraceful. The facilities are substandard. The AP & honors courses are the only saving grace at this school. The administration is mired in mediocrity.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2003
I have 2 studnets enrolled as freshman at Granite Hills High School. My experience to date has been mixed. I think the special education program is in desperate need of an overhaul. The discipline problems are handled very poorly. I am very dissatisfied with this school overall.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have two enrolled in this school. Overall, experience has been great, considering the size. To a person, the other parents and kids I have spoken with, and verified by our experience as well, the math department is sorely lacking talent

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Granite Hills has a history of providing an excellent education to students. We offer a wide range of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, which are opened to all students wanting to challenge these advanced courses.

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Granite Hills High School
1719 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA  92019
(619) 593-5500
Last modified Granite Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Granite Hills High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top