Finally a distinguished school! Granada was finally recognized for the years of hard work the teachers, staff, and administrators have been doing. This is a great school with a caring staff.
The bullying at this school is horrendous! I know what its like because i WAS a student here. My last day here was less than 10 days ago. Its sad because the teachers do a good job and are caring, but my classmates ruined it. I also wish the school was more focused on academics rather than on making the school look pretty. I mean they raised 25,000 dollars and decided to spend it on unecessary decor to the school, yet theres no library ! What the heck?? Well anyways, if you plan to send your child to this so called "good school" i suggest you do not. The bullying is horrible and the counselors dont care. This place is a mess.
There is very little I can say about GRANADA MIDDLE that would be Positive.The school is one of the worst schools in its districts.My son and daughter both attended that school almost three years ago and from what we still hear is the admin staff continues to cover up serious issues, take behavior issues (like constant harassment by staff to our daughter) It was so bad in some cases it was teetering on a serious topic students have to deal with on a daily basis called Bullyism !.My husband and I ended up taking both our children out of that school..Aprox two weeks later other parents had got in contact with us and shared similar experiences with us.I Sadly enough we just couldnt believe that these situations still continue to this day!. One parent said that the admin at that school does as little as possible about these matters.,but if it does come up again they will do anything they can to see that it goes way like dirt on the floor(sweep it under the carpet). My Husband and I have learned alot since than, no matter how good the school might seem or how it looks on paper ,we really should start listening to our children and our hearts just a little bit more!. GOD BLESS
I am now a freshman going to La Serna High School. During my 6th, 7th, & 8th grade years the teachers helped me grow as a person. My years at Granada greatly influenced me in becoming a leader. Being in ASB my seventh & eighth grade years and being ASB treasurer was wonderful. The only thing that bothered me was them canceling their honors program. I was in all honors my 6th & 7th grades years. And in 8th grade(the last year of honors) they had canceled honors social studies. Being in a class with kids who weren't at the same level intellectually definitely held me back. I don't think that canceling honor will do any good, personally.
Unbelievable!! Granada has now done away with their Honors Program!! What is happening to this school?? They are trying to score higher on their CST without having to accomodate their GATE and gifted students. These children need a challenge or they will go stagnant. Shame on you EWCSD!!
One thing that particularly impressive about Granada, is that the staff from other districts have moved their own children to EWCSD elementary schools and onto Granada. We just had the grand opening of the Fitness Center that one of our teachers wrote a Grant and was awarded the money to create an actual full fledged fitness center for our students and staff. Our technology continues to develop and increase.
Granada does not have enough programs for kids and their Theater Arts department is horrendous as is their GATE program.
This is a great school, my kids enjoy there time here and can't wait to go back to school!
I am a freshmen that attends La Serna High School and I graduated Granada last year. Many of the teachers, from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, prepare you with analyzing skills and critical thinking skills that are needed for high school. I take honors classes this year, and many of the skills I learned in classes at Granada are effectively used in my classes this year. Overall, Granada is a great school and I'm happy that I went there. Nick B.
This is an awesome school. The teachers and principal are so caring. My daughters are learning so much and they are honor students. They previously went to a private school and I have to say this school is actually better.
As a Granada Grad (way back when) having my daughter attend my Middle School is just a great feeling. The new principal is more than amazing! He has brought a new wow to this School. Since the principal that had just left was my same principal! Things still seemed to be the same since my time. My daughter is in 8th grade & was lucky enough to have Dr. Passalacqua for at least 1 year. My youngest will be there soon enough & as my oldest she will also be just as lucky!! The 1 thing I do miss from when I was there is the dances, we had the funnest dances, they had themes, Polaroid pictures you could purchase, bake sale outside. When she started 6th grade I tried to get on the dance committee like my Mom was in charge of but no one ever called back. :)
i think its a good school...very fun the classes always have some fun in it!!and it makes it funner
This school is a very good school, I just think that certain techers don't prepare you for whats coming at you in the future. Overall, it is a good school to attend and i enjoy going there. Everyone in the office is so sweet and caring, I actually enjoy seeing them in the morning. The principal is also a very good one, he participates in almost all the activities, and it makes the school a happier environment to be in. I am glad i came here for middle school and I hope everyone chooses Granada over the other competing schools, so they can enjoy the experience that i have... Whoo, Graduating Class of 2009 ! destiny ;)
i like this school (granada middle school)because they teach me well. i got my report card i had all a's and one b. my parents are very proud of me.
Three of my four children have gone through this school. All of them are doing well in college and high school. I must say that they owe it to this school. The principal is very caring and attentive to the need and welfare of students. The office staffs are very helpful. The teachers are dedicated. I do not have to think twice when my fourth child is assigned to this school in the 2008/9 school year.
Granada is one of the best schools in east Whittier if you need help they got for wherever you go you go students and teachers so help you would what to live there.
I have to disagree with the previous individual that said Granada Middle School was not up to par with the other Whittier Schools. When I compared their CA State Test Scores with the other middle schools they were the highest. The teachers there are doing a great job!
This school is scary. Granada Middle School is not up to par with the other Whittier schools.
My child started 6th grade this year. The transition from elementary to middle school was very difficult. There should have been more guidance for both the children and the parents. In the past my child liked school and felt she was a part of something, now it is a struggle for her. The teachers seem to have great lesson plans and class programs. I am glad my child is not overwhelmed with homework, she has about 1 1/2 hours every night which is just right. I know that the number of students at Granada makes it difficult for the teachers and staff to be personable, but sometimes it comes across as uncaring. I will continue to try to find ways of being more involved, but the teachers and staff sure don't 'reach out' to the parents.
The quality of academics appear to be good. However, because of a high enrollment, and lack of funds, the approach to teaching the subjects is more like warehouseing our kids through the process. There is little time given to fully grasp concepts. Additionally, parent involvement is discouraged, and actually frowned upon when one makes the attempt. Extreme lack of communication between school and home exists. Granada's staff defintely makes a parent feel uncomfortable when asking questions, or addressing concerns. However, if a parent persists, their concern will be acknowledged, and followed through. Extra-curricular activities are not many, again due to budget cuts. However, the few they have are not promoted very well. Thus, unless your child heard about it, shows an interest, you will probably not be aware of them, unless you actually investigate. Overall, the school gets straight to business with the resources allocated, and handles parents at arms length.
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