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Santa Clara, CA
Students enrolled: 392
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3003 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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(408) 980-1161
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March 11, 2015
Very poor administration. Autocratic Board. I tried to attend the board meetings to express my points of views and was kicked out by the chair of the board despite most of the board members being absent from the meeting.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2015
If you would like for your child (1st grade) to be humiliated in front of his classmates because of a spot on his shirt or made stand in the corner because he couldn't stop giggling from a story they read earlier in story time. Then sure this school is for you , 80% of the teachers are heartless and will humiliate your child through out the day. Thanks to them your child will hate school forever. Thank God we made the right decision and left the school before my child needed a psychiatrist from the teachers bullying.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2014
GIS used to be a good school with wonderful and caring teachers, an excellent Arabic & IS program and led by an exemplary principal. The school board fired 6 of their teachers just before Ramadan and their summer break starts. These teachers have credentials and their only mistake was they dare to speak up. It is sad to see GIS deteriorate in such a manner just because of some power hungry board members who wanted to implement things without consulting the educators. It is even sadder when you realized that they actually wanted to do something good but are ruthless, impatient and willing to achieve it at all cost including affecting the livelihoods of 8 staffs. This is a sad moment in GIS' 26 year history. And this could have all been avoided if they had worked together with the former principal, teachers and HODs and listened to their input. We can only pray that they will find good credentialed teachers and principal to replace those they fired (6 teachers+2 admin) and many that left the school including HODs and senior Arabic teachers. It is almost a mass exodus of teachers.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2012
I've sent my child to Granada for 2 years since it's been considered the best Islamic school in the area but it was a big mistake. I agree with the parent mentioning kids who go to Granada should be able to deal with both emotional and academical stress. The after school club program this year is quite good for 1st grade and up. However, homework load is too much. Treatment toward children is centered around disciplining them. Rules are too rigid and punishment too harsh for young children. I'll not consider this school ever again and I do not recommend it to anyone who want their kids continue to love school. I believe most people are sending their kids to this school because of a lack of an alternative. When another alternative came up last year for 6th grade and up, two third of the parents preferred to move there from this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2011
Highly dedicated teachers and staff. High academic standards. One of the best Arabic programs. Starting to incorporate Islamic teachings into practical hands on activities that students can implement in their lives. Doing good outreach and service activities in middle school. Lots of improvement in character development. The best Islamic school in the bay area.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2011
The school needs major improvement if it is going to compete with some of the better private and even public schools out there. The Good: (1) Great Arabic and Islamic studies program The Bad: (1) The school makes drastic changes without ever informing the parents, Parents input in critical matters is very seldom polled and when polled they are usually ignored. The school operates under the philosophy that it knows best what the students need and does not take the parent body seriously or care for their input and satisfaction countries. (3) This school has absolutely no alternative teaching methods. (4) Underdeveloped physical education program. (5) Excessive homework for lower grades and a very stressful class and school environment overall. To sum up: If the administrative and philosophical principles of the school are not a deterrent for you, you should also assess your child to ensure that they are above average (emotionally and academically) and that they can handle a very stressful and vigorous academic environment. Otherwise, this school will not be a good fit for you. This is really the best advice I can offer anyone who is considering sending their child to this school

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2010
Excellent school, very motivated teachers. Involves parents at all levels. Language arts, maths and Islamic studies teachers are exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
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June 22, 2009
I went to school here. Its pretty good. You learn at a much higher levels than most schools. Sometimes the teachers could be a bit too strict or the other way around, but otherwise its a great place to be.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 29, 2007
very welcoming.,excellent strong school with high parent involvement. would definitely recommend

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2006
Excellent kindergarten and warm environment. Well Organized and disciplined

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2006
Excellent school. They have a new strong curriculum. Parents are highly involved in school. Very disciplined students.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2004
Excellent school for integrating Islam into regular curriculum. Need more credentialed teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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Granada Islamic
3003 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA  95054
(408) 980-1161
Last modified Granada Islamic is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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