It's a collaborative team effort of teachers, principal, parents, and students. Kids are allowed to be kids and not just a statistic but expectations for success are high. Everyone needs to do their part.
Two years ago the school surveyed all the parents and staff regarding homework. Studies show homework does not improve academic performance at all. Based on the data and the survey results, homework was adjusted per grade level.
The teachers at Granada are great! Both of my children had an awesome experience here. Their teachers were wonderful and were always available for feedback and support. They are a community of learners and bucket fillers. Acceptance of all students is encouraged and bullying is not tolerated . Students are happy and are priority. Unfortunately some ignorant parents occasionally give negativity. For the most part you will always see a friendly face and a welcoming smile.
This school is a joke! At orientation the PTA president spoke only in spanish, never in english!!!! This is not an emersion school. Every kinder class was 75% ESL. When an english speaking student is done with their work they can go "read in a corner or be a great asset to the ESL students" told by the teacher. No SAS program as far as I can see. No curriculum for English speakers. This school is a disgrace to the community it is in and no one from the community attends this school.
LAUSD, let the teachers have more control in their classrooms. Stop making them do things for the kids that the parents should be doing. (Breakfast in the classroom, lunch program - almost every free lunch student has a parent who wears $200 athletic shoes and a nicer car than me. it's only $4, come on.)