My son had a hard time in a private school he was going to. He would come home upset and constantly crying when I would drop him off, I knew that he wasn't getting the best experience and education he needed. I brought him to Granada Elementary and thought that it would be just for kinder. The teachers and staff were so great that I couldn't take him out. He loves coming to school and everyday he comes home he has something new to show me. He is in first grade and loves to read, he is quick with his math and is super outgoing. I work pretty late so I enrolled him in the after school program "Wood Craft Rangers" he comes home everyday happy and finished with his homework. Words could not describe how much I love being a part of the Granada Hills Elem. Family. I worried that my son would hate being in school so late and upset with me, but I have to say that it has helped him and made him a little more independent. I no longer worry because I know that he is in good hands. I hope that Our school Granada Elementary Wins this awesome prize, they well deserve the help, because of all the help and support they have shown the students and parents in this community.
My son is new at this school...so far he likes the teacher, his classmates and the after school programs. Everybody is very friendly at Granada Elementary!!!
i love this school i been in that school since 1 grade i loved it so much good memories
Great school! My son has attended since kindergarten and has made amazing progress academically. He has been identified as "gifted" and now in the SAS gifted program and enjoying his 3rd grade. His teachers are wonderful, really caring and competent.
I love Granada Elementary. My daughter has attended since Kindergarten. I have never had a problem with the staff and my daughter is so smart. She is really learning a lot and she loves it there.
I cannot say enough about the excellent education that my children receive at this school. The school is caring, open, safe, and a great place to attend. I am thankful for Granada Elementary.
My son has attended Granada Elementary since 1st grade and he is graduating this year. He has been in special needs day classes there since he started. We have nothing but positive things to say about Granada. His Teachers, Aides, Speech and OT Therapists all were fantastic. The entire staff at Granada is excellent! I highly recommend this school. He has made tremendous progress and we will be sad to say good-bye.
My daughter is ending her Preschool year here at the State Preschool Program, we had a possitive expereince at the Preschool with very caring teachers my daughter loves going to school and I was so thankful for her to have the oppertunity to attend. I found there to be a lot of supervision and a very impressive schedule that they followed. My daughter learned way more then if she had stayed home as well as social skills and math/ reading skills/ science/ and about the world arou nd her. I read the other reviews for this school, and our expereince for Preschool was nothing short of 5 stars. I recommend getting Mrs Jackson as a Preschool teacher to anyone thinking of putting their children into the state preschool program. The teachers aids in this classroom were over the top, and my daughter wll miss them all when she moves on to Kindergarden. Mrs jackons teaches Preschool at Granada Elementary thru the state preschool program, I am writting this review as a parent of a child whom attended in 2011/2012 school year.Get on the list early and ask for Mrs Jackson if possiable. We have a great expereince.
Not a good school to put your children to. I had both my children attend it and I did not feel a full support of the staff in the educational process of my children. There are lots of problems that staff sweeps under the rugs.
Sorry you are so miserable. Why not just leave if the school is so terrible and you are so dissatisfied? Too bad after so many meetings and phone calls you don't see the real problem is nothing to do with the school or its staff and you use Great Schools as a personal soapbox.
I Went to the Granada Volunteer meeting Friday. Volunteers are well organized and do a great deal of work. Also found out that Granada dose have a web site sponsored by the PTA. http://granadaelementarypta.com. Has a lot of info including a calendar and links to lunch menus.
This school's staff does not care for the well being of kids but rather for the high t5est scores at any cost. The higher their test score the more money they will get from the district and the more purple would be in principal's hair. The kids are forced to study all day and then do their homework till nearly midnight. The resulting lack of sleep and rest causes emotional and physical distress. There is no time left for family games, reading, playing with toys and after school activities. The entire day from 8 am till 11 pm is consumed by school work and homework with breaks for meals. Principal does not agree with that and emphasizes that kids need to be pushed to be high achievers, even if parents does not want that kind of pressure on their children. Nobody asks parents opinion. Principal decides what kids will be pressured and who would not. When parent complains, principal refuses to hear parental concerns. What she does not understand is that her political agenda and greedy attitude for money is robbing elementary school kids their childhood and causes emotional and physical distress.
This is below average school with poor organizational skills of its staff that constantly asks parents for money to buy office equipment (they call it "fundraiser"). It is sad when school brings politics into the classrooms. The quality of education is poor and school seems to be concerned only with one thing - money.
Granada is a great community based school that works really hard to keep parents informed and involved! Newsletters go home regularly in two languages, weekly recorded telephone messages keep parents in the loop, procedures and deadlines are well publicized in advance. The focus is truly on students and student learning, which sometimes might not allow time for "extras" like websites, but the school is always open to volunteer assistance to help fill its needs.
This school has shown very little professionalism and no organizational skills. The website hasn't been updated since 2006, and there is no message to go with the phone number given. This makes it pretty difficult to find out when the new school year starts, and when regisration is/was. Again, no organization.
Not enough supervision on kids , and it is not a bully free enviroment.
Granada Elementary has been around since 1928 and keeps getting better. I really enjoy being there as a volunteer. The PTA, teachers and staff are the best.
Granada is a great school. The teachers and staff really care about the kids' education. They really push being on time. It's a very community minded school.Most of the teachers have been there a long time. No one wants to go somewhere else. We really love it!
Granada is a WONDERFUL school! It truly is because of the great teachers! I do love Granada Elementary, but it is only because of the caring teachers that Granada is such a great school!
I have been more than happy with my childs progress this year. Mrs.Colvin is the best teacher my child has had. She is very involved and very possative. Overall school has been great this year for my child.
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