Grand View is a true community school. The teachers who live in the area bring their own children to Grand View. To me, this is a very strong endorsement of the school.
I have been a Grand View parent for the past nine years and both of my kids have received an excellent education through the SEI (English Classes) program. Both have scored highly in their state tests and both have been identified as gifted students. This wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the great and dedicated SEI teachers @ Grand View Elementary.
I love our Dual Language Program and our dedicated teachers! We have a wonderful community of parents and teachers, who work hard to make our school the best it can be; ever evolving and growing. Both my kids are in the DL program and are testing above average. It is amazing to see my children reading, writing, and speaking in two languages! I feel very blessed to live close enough to attend Grand View and have the option of this program. In other parts of the country, families are on long wait lists to get into programs like this! We also have a wonderful school garden, arts programs, and free before and after-school care.
My child is nearing the end of her Pre-K year with Mrs. Castillo, who is the kind of teacher you would want for your child because she treats each child like she would her own ( I have met her real kids and they are stellar). She is phenomenal. I have had the most amazing experience. I cannot name one thing I would change. If I was a kid I would want to go to Grand View! Principal Ortiz is actively working to raise the academic rates. We are well on our way!
This school is a good school if you and your child speak Spanish. It does not have any programs for English only speaking parents and children though. The emphasis on Spanish speaking students and parents is to the exclusion of all non Spanish speaking parents and children.
Granted, test scores here have been low historically; however, under the able leadership of Principal Ortiz, the school has been improving dramatically! The Dual Language Spanish/English Immersion program is the best thing the school offers. As a parent of a kindergartner, I am very enthusiastic about the potential of my child to achieve literacy in two languages at Grand View Blvd. Elementary. Plus, the new gardens & murals are looking terrific!
Grand View is a fantastic school. Through the years, we have been quite pleased with our son's teachers. Parents are encouraged to participate in school activities and functions. The principal is extremely hard working and genuinely cares about improving the school as a whole - for all students. He has established high expectations for academics as well as behavior. We see a huge improvement at Grand View. Keep up the great work Grand View!
Grand View has an excellent Dual Language Program. The teachers are all National Board Certified. They really care about the children in their classes. These are a great set of teachers.
The Principal is new and great for the school. I have been happy with all of my daughter's teachers. The before and after school programs are impressive. Tonight we had another Free Movie Night at school. What a great community building experience! We could use more parent involvement but the parents that are involved are very dedicated. Safety and discipline are of utmost importance at Grand View. The school boasts of its PS arts and music programs. Our family is very happy with this school. We speak English at home but my daughter now speaks fluent Spanish thanks to Grand View's Spanish immersion program. Overall test scores may be low for this school but my daughter's scores were great. The school may not be for everyone but we highly recommend it.
My son attends this school and I think it is a very great school. But I'm not very thrilled with the rating this school has. I think that the teacher's need to do more to improve on the teaching status with the student's. That I know there are alot of parent volunteer's. I am one of them myself. We as the parent's try our best to help our children at home,but when we send our children to school the teacher's are the one's who are suppose to teach our children. That's why they are 'THE TEACHER'S'! I love sending my son to this school,but I really think that the teacher's need to do more to help our school,and our student's.
I have left this school only b/c of change in job. I just wanted to say that in comparison to daughter's new school, this school has a great sense of community and community involvement. There is a lot of spirit here! The PTA has fun communal activities where many get involved and it's fun for the kids. It's unfortunate that the scores are low as this will effect the school in the long run.
Well I think that this school is a very good school.There are a lot of good teachers,a nice principal.They have a good music teacher that my son would come home singing what they sang at music class.I am very satisfied with how much my son is learning.As well as parent involment,that is improving very well.That shows our children that the parents are really interstead in what they learn.
The PTA is in its second year, coming on strong, and parents are very active in the classroom and in fund-raising. We hold a community day once a month to clean and beautify the school. There is a dual language immersion program in Spanish -- an incredible program with gifted teachers. They do get PS Arts -- which is arts and music programs and the kids love it.
The school has made progress over that last two years towards meeting the needs of all neighborhood children with a relatively new and very enthusiastic and committed principal, Grand View ES is reaching out to parents better. I feel more connected to the staff and the school.
my son was enrolled in Grand Views dual language program. I am very pleased with the results, after 1 year he understands and speaks spanish. He has just finished kindergarten and even though it is now july he still tells me what certain animals names are in spanish. My son was an only english speaker but now is on his way to being bilingual.
What an undiscovered gem this school is! After 4 years here, my son can read, write and speak spanish. He even got a perfect score on the math part of the CAT/6! Thank you to all the wonderful teachers at Grandview. You're the best!!!
It is not widely known that many of the teachers at Grand View have National Board credentials. They are career teachers with innovative ideas. My oldest child is thriving in a dual language (Spanish Immersion) program. She is challenged and excited by the curriculum which includes science and field trips. We are hopeful that parental and community involvement will increase. There is a new principal coming on board next school year 2003-2004 and everyone is anticpating continued growth and support.
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