As a student graduating from Grant High school I would recommend this school to the person who wants an affordable and well rounded school. I believe Grant is a great school socially, but educationally it is very lacking and the emphasize on education isn't priority for many teachers. Social life at Grant is very good, people here are usually found in their own "cliques" and other social groups. There are a plethora of clubs and sports here due to Grant being 6A. Education at grant is the biggest downfall of this school. This is typical of any public school. While parent involvement is high, I regret to inform that teachers here don't put priority on education. Sure you can carve yourself a great education here from higher level classes, but the majority of the classes I've taken here were filled with unenthusiastic students who failed to see the importance of education. Many of them slack off and skip classes. It's sad, but its the truth if you don't take challenging classes. Grant has defiantly done it's job as a high school: constructing a bridge to college. Yet, at the same time I feel like the "success" I've had as a student has mainly been from my own initiative.
Very good school, hasn't had a fight in over 2 years. I suggest this school to anyone really. some people think this school has major issues but they used to but over the years this school has changed and is still improving
Great school! especially compared to the ones in the same area. Teachers willing to help students succeed, efforts to keep up school spirit, positive motivation to get involve with clubs, sports and programs. Definitely recommend this school!! You will not regrat enroling your student into this school!
The 10/15/11 post must be from someone who does not know the school or is not involved. The school leadership under the current principal is very good. Teachers are seasoned and have better credentials than private schools. Grant's API scores are up over last year and they hit their API growth goals. Yes - it is a public school and there are many students who show no interest in their education - why? Because their parents show no interest. I have had 2 kids go to top universities after graduating from Grant and have 2 more there now. Stop complaining and step up and be part of the solution.
This school is in desperate need of fixing. The staff fails to compromise with the students and the students themselves show little to no interest in their education. It is advised you do not check into the school, given the choice.
Grant High School is not the best but it is a good school. The teachers are great and they really want you to succeed. Would recommend this school.
It's much better than what it used to be. There used to be gangs and violence but now there is much less. The school is better now and the teachers are great. Happy to attend.
man that school is of the chain my brother went there !!! man he had some pretty great times up in that school but not because it was educationally ..man there was fights AND ALL OTHER SORTS OF OTHER STUFF I KNOW A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THERE TOO THAT THINK ITS A ROCKIN SCHOOL BUT HAY PANORAMA HIGH IS BETTER LOL
Grant High School was probably the most infamous school in the Van Nuys-Valley Glen area. Even though so many people would write negative stuff, it's true. But it's a great school and the environment is great. Valley College is right next door, and that also provides great education. Grant HS taught me a lot of things. Every staff member is experienced. PS: Cant forget Terzian saying, "No hats, no beanies, no do-rags." LMFAO!!!
Grant offers an excellent education and I m very concerned about the previous entry from a disgruntled student. Grant does offer an excellent education But the key word is offers The teachers are dedicated and the curriculum is rigorous, but if the student doesn t put in the effort, the offered education doesn t translate into student learning.. Students must do their homework daily. Parents need to check on the homework and not be content to let their child copy someone else s before school. If your student doesn t understand their homework, Grant offers tutoring daily before and after school. Students need to be in class and not ditch. Parents, don t sign off on that absence that you didn t know about, your student may be reliving pain with medical marijuana. If your child has a cell phone (and what child doesn t?), check the bill to ensure those text messages aren t being sent during class time.
This is a horrible school. The teachers are mostly inadequate with the small exception of a few and the environment in incredibly negative. Gang fights, drug abuse - all sorts of things. It's a fine school for kids coming from Madison Middle school but mostly those who are from Millikan will be shocked and willing to transfer within the first week. Classes are of course overcrowded and inadequately taught for the most part. I am so happy to be finishing my high school years at a different, much better school.
Because I graduated from there not two years ago and I am glad for the person I am today thanks to everything, including this school and their wonderful faculty.
Parents are involved a lot and there are a lot of kids that go there.
The school just had its administration overhauled. And it's great. Students are being held accountable for their actions and the school is making an attempt to communicate and involve the parents. But it really takes us parents to see to it that our children are doing their homework and going to tutoring at the first sign of struggle. The staff at Grant is excellent. The teachers seem very approachable, but when California allows 40+ students in academic classes, we can't expect the teachers to do all the communicating. School is not like it was when we were kids. Go to the open houses they have. Call the school when you don't get your child's report card every 5 weeks. Give meaningful consequences when your child doesn't do his homework. Their athletic program emphasizes character. Go visit your child's school. My child does well at Grant because I'm an involved parent.
Grant High School has an excellent Foreign Language program. Students may choose to study French, German, Spanish, or Spanish for Native Speakers as part of their required 'A-F' Requirements for entrance to a UC or Cal State University. In addition, students have the opportunity to travel to France and other countries with French teacher, Joanne Serin, in order to use their new-found abilities to communicate in other languages and to learn first-hand about cultures other than their own.
Fantastic Arts Program, Many fellow students chose to attend the Art Center college of Design in Pasadena. Graphic Arts Dept is amazing, so much to be learned. Open ended!
Grant high schol is a great school for young adults to go to. Its right next to a college. My kids went there for four years and I was happy with what the school had to offer.
My daughte has attended Grant High School for 2 years and she has had only positive experiences with the staff, faculty, and classmates. I believe that teachers are doing the best that they can with the resources availabel to them. As parents we have to look at the bigger picture and not only what is in front of us. Remember education starts in the home. I encourage parents to visit the school more often, talk to your child's teachers, counselors, and principal. As parents, we do not have the right to complain about a school, teachers, etc...if we are never there to support the school in the first place. Make your child's education and school a priority and you will see different results.
Grant has suffered from a total lack of administrative leadership, minimal District support (until this past year) and a demanding student population. There are so many English learners that the level of instruction is necessarily lowered in the majority of classes to meet their needs. The magnet and AP programs continue with their tradition of excellence, but teacher morale has been at an all-time low. Hopefully, this year's change in administration will be a positive one.
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