Another Mission Hills family leaving Grant!! Discussded with teachers and Principal. So sad so many local families choose to send kids elsewhere.
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 First, their current math program for the lower school is outdated and confusing.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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
I love Grant Elementary because the teacher's and administrators supported my son with his struggle in reading.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is an excellent school! It is beautiful and the quality is exceptional. Test scores are high as is parent involvement!
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