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Grand Avenue Christian School

Private | PK-6


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Posted May 29, 2012

My son attends Grand Avenue Christian School. He is in the Pre-K. I chose this school because of its student/teacher ratio and its commitment to integrating Christian values and principles. The teachers are caring and provide a safe environment for the children. I really appreciate that they take the time to deal with active boys. The principal is very active with the preschool and knows all the students by name. I am praying that my son will be able to continue at this school wherever they relocate.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 1, 2011

Principal is really good and very involve in all activities,he has a good leadership quality that's why teachers are good too. . . .Keep it up and May God Bless this school always. . .
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Posted March 31, 2011

good performance reflect how good the teachers are....just let the parents take pictures and videos of their children's special moments....use the stage better so to see all the kids
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Posted March 20, 2011

Parent response overwhelmingly positive - As principal of GACS, I have received glowing reviews about our staff and school program. The teacher criticized in the 1-26-11 review recently lost her husband of 59 years and had excruciating back surgery. I am in constant contact with her, and she is responding to my feedback. All staff and current school families understand and appreciate her caring treatment of the students.
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Posted January 26, 2011

I was really glad when my child started pre-k at this school the teachers were great and very patient. unfortunately i cant say the same thing about the kindergarten class. I find it very discouraging to have my child constantly being put down or talked about negatively. It is heart breaking to see this going on at a christian school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2009

This school was very good for my sons. I can't remember very nice and enthusiastic teacher.
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Posted May 15, 2006

This is a good school. It's small so the children get the attention they need. The staff is wonderful. The teachers are great. It's a very good Christian environment for your kids to grow up in.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 22, 2005

Grand Avenue is a good school who offers a small size for class instruction. My son and several nieces have attented this school. Highly Recommend.
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Posted September 6, 2004

I am very involved at Grand Avenue and would like to say that my son is safe and has excelled while there. I am a single mom with little time to spend concerned about his wellbeing. I trust the teachers there and know that they have the students' best interest at the forefront of the programs there. It is a great school, a real family environment. The only thing I can think of that would make Grand a better private school is if more parents were involved.
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Posted September 5, 2004

The teachers are very skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. They know every kid's favorite activities and hobbies, and at the same time they are very consistent with the homework and the curriculum. Not more than ten students per teacher in almost every grade.
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Posted April 28, 2004

I attended Grand Avenue for six years, pre-k to 4th grade. I am now graduating high school. I would just like to say that I learned so much while attending school at Grand. It was a great place for me to start my schooling. Thank you!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 14, 2003

My sons have been at this school since for six years. I have been very happy with the small size and the family atmosphere. It's nice when all the kids names are known. The small class size makes an excellent learning environment also. Almost like individual attention. Second best to homeschooling. My boys prefer it though as they get to see their friends. I have enjoyed the school as a parent as we are able to be involved with every aspect of the school. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 39% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 28% 1%
White 11% 26%
Black 6% 6%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • John Hernandez
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  • Year-round
  • Methodist
  • ACSI
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  • (714) 547-0484


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2121 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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