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K-8
Public
San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 621
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1425 Washington Place
San Diego, CA 92103

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(619) 293-4420
(619) 297-8404
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September 09, 2014
We just love Grant!! I have 2 daughters in the lower grades& we couldn't be happier to be where we are. We have loved every teacher that we've been blessed with and admire the hard working staff & principal. When you combine those things with a large network of dedicated parents unafraid to get in there and roll their sleeves up, to me, it's a winning combination. The sense of community is remarkable. As are the value-added programs paid for by the very active PTA. Seriously, Grant rocks. Go Geckos!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
Grant is a wonderful community school with AMAZING teachers, great parent involvement and a great student body. The academics are top notch, the Science program is strong, the PE teachers are excellent, the band and orchestra are fabulous. We are working on getting Spanish into all grades(now in Middle School) and more Art in the school. Go Grant!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
I have three kids at Grant, and my oldest, a fifth grader, has been there since kindergarten. My kids love the school, and as their parent, I am confident they are getting a first-rate education in a nurturing and caring environment. The level of professionalism and commitment I have found in the teachers at Grant is extraordinary. All my children's teachers know their strengths and challenges and each one has a strategy to bring out the best in my child. Also, the parents are extremely committed to the school, and have raised a significant amout of extra funding to support music, art, and other programs at the school. So happy to have my children at Grant!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
Grant K8 offers children a warm nurturing environment in a beautiful neighborhood setting (next to Pioneer Park) - and has been there for 100 years. I'm a parent and also former student at Grant (I graduated in the late 80's). My two kids (ages 6 and 8) are entering 1st and 3rd grade - both started at Grant in kindergarten. Besides solid curriculum in the core subjects, the PTA and Grant Foundation help support supplemental programs in science, math, music, art and Spanish. The fairly recent addition of middle school grades (2008) has strengthened the Grant community and ensured consistency of both academic rigor as well as special extracurricular opportunities. Parents who become involved are rewarded by feeling that their giving back makes a difference and is appreciated. Fundraising IS a priority for the school, to offset the relatively lower funding received from the state budget. With the upcoming "school improvement plan", it's anticipated that Grant will benefit from facilities upgrades.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Wow! I read through some of the comments on here and was a bit surprised. The experience some have had differ greatly from my own personal experience. With 2 going on 3 kids in this school, I can say I have been very satisfied. I am even hoping to get Mr. Martocchio this year. Is it perfect? No, but what school is. But for a neighborhood public school, it ROCKS. The teachers are committed and caring. The parents strive to make it better every day. The middle school is focused on academics while providing a close knit community feeling. It is not right for every kid, but for mine, it is great.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
We LOVE Grant--the teachers, the staff, the parents, and the kids are all wonderful. We have met such amazing people during our time at this school. The Middle School is great. It is such a relief to not have to worry about a new school until High School. We highly recommend it!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
The school feels like a real community with caring teachers and involved families. With a child in middle school and one in elementary school here, I feel confident in their success.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
Grant K8 is an extraordinary school with committed faculty and staff. The parent community and PTA is very active and has made this school a real gem. With a new campus renovation starting in 2015 this school will be the best around. The science, math, gardening, digital media, art and music programs that are funded by the PTA also provide the students with an extraordinary experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
Another Mission Hills family leaving Grant!! Discussded with teachers and Principal. So sad so many local families choose to send kids elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
Grant is a good school, yes, but it's not great. First, their current math program for the lower school is outdated and confusing. And can I say something about the school's favorite kindergarten teacher, Mr. Martacchio? He is the coldest, most arrogant, close minded kindergarten teacher I have ever met. His system works well for most (he has them disciplined like little soldiers) but any child who does not fall perfectly within his system gets left behind and labeled as a trouble maker. What's worse, he isolates the "trouble makers" and creates a cycle of misbehavior. What century are we living in?

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2013
We have been so disappointed at Grant. Leadership is very low, they have gone through 3 principals in 4 years and not one has any leadership skills. Principal will not address any issues on campus, completely hands off. You would think it would be or should be zero tolerance, for bullying, illegal items, etc. but there again principal is hands off. More that one year we have had some real behavior issues in class from students. Barely dealt with and right back in the class to disrupt again. Such a shame when you have students that really want to learn!! Parent involvement is pretty good in the lower grades and then it drops off.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2012
My daughter goes to this school and I have been very happy this far, especially with the new principal. She has had wonderful teachers every year and she thrives. The most beautiful part is the park next to the schools, where the children play and socialize afterwards. It is such an enrichment to their lives.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
I went camping with this school and oh dear the kids were polite than other schools. They didnt cuss and do bad things. But, there was some girls that were rude to others and wasnt being really nice.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2010
Because my grandson is happy and getting an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Great teachers, wonderful parents and really amazing kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
great teachers, great community spirit

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2010
The parent support at this school is wonderful and makes my job as a teacher, easier. Th PTA is constantly trying to advance the quality of the school and the new administration is refreshing. Staff is good, just a few "less" motivated!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 04, 2010
I love Grant Elementary because the teacher's and administrators supported my son with his struggle in reading.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
This will be my daughter's third year at Grant and we love it. The curriculum is challenging and the student body/staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
This is simply a GREAT school.My son attends special- ed claa and his teacher Mr.Pearson is marvelous and so are his assistants.My son loves going to school and that says it all!

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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2008
So far we have been happy with this school. I agree with one of the prior comments about the principal. He does not show much leadership and seems to let the teachers and alpha parents call most of the shots. Still, the students do well. It will be interesting to see how the loss of magnet status affects the school and student performance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 25, 2008
I am a teacher at Grant and I think this is the best K-8 school in the district! I love my job, the kids, parents and the staff. I just hope the budget cuts don't destroy this school that performs so well.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 23, 2008
Great kids, parents, PTA, teachers, and staff all work together to make the school both fun and educational. To bad nothing nice can be said about the principal.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
Love this school! The staff, the counselors, the teachers and the parents all come together to create a wonderful place of learning. The administration and staff are top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 11, 2007
This is a wonderful school, and I am proud for my child to attend there. They offer a school garden, labs, enhancement activities, and a welcoming community of parents, teachers, and administration working together for our children. My child has been challenged to excel, and with positive results.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2007
My daughter is in 2nd Grade and having a phenomenal time at Grant. The PTA is the greatest and accomodating to those of us that can't put as much time as we desire.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
Our family has been involved with Grant Math Science Magnet for 4 years. It is an excellent school. Incredible parent participation and staff commitment. We are looking forward to our 5th year!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
This is an excellent school! It is beautiful and the quality is exceptional. Test scores are high as is parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2006
My daughter is in 1st grade at Grant. Her teachers in both kindergarden and 1st have been excellent. The math and science teachers and labs are great. I feel that the students are held to high academic standards and are given the tools and support they need to acheive them. There are many parents who are very involved in the school and who accomplish a lot for the school. In general, it has a safe, friendly, community feeling. We are very happy with it.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2005
My son is in the third grade at Grant and has received a phenomenal education to date. He is currently in the GATE seminar program and is thrilled to go to school every day! He participates in most all extracurricular activities offered at school and they are all very well run and are run by superior adults. The PTA and all around parental involvement are very inviting. There seem to be several parents in each classroom each week. I spend as much time as I can at school and am constantly impressed with the desire from the faculty and staff to encourage parents to be involved. The PTA fundraising is very inventive and the group is always a joy to be around.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2005
Dedicated teachers and parents are working hard at Grant in spite of the lousy leadership of the principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Great parent/PTA involvement and support--financially and timewise. Teachers vary - most are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
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July 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
Teachers are very involved and dedicated with the children and encourage parents to have participation in the classroom daily activities.

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March 15, 2005
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February 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2004
My daughter attended this school briefly. I was concerned about the degree to which some of the teachers felt demoralized and not respected or supported by the administration. The science and math labs are great and provide wonderful interactive learning opportunities for the kids. I wished there was better communication, however, with the homeroom teacher and the lab teachers. The 'Gecko garden' is lovely and provides opportunities for kids and parents to be involved. The school enjoys wonderful community support.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2003
I have been involved at Grant for the last three years and I am amazed at the level of commitment and support that parents and teachers and staff provide to the students. Our students receive a top rate education from a public school when the perception of 'good education' is best attached to private schools. Our teachers have maintained solid and true just as the buildings have withstood the test of time. Go Geckos!

- submitted by a parent
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Grant Elementary School
1425 Washington Place, San Diego, CA  92103
(619) 293-4420
Last modified Grant Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grant Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top