I graduated from GHS in 2004 and have come to appreciate everything it had to offer. I found myself very prepared to attend one of the best engineering schools in the country. I still think back and remember being not only challenged, but motivated by great teachers who genuinely cared. Looking at the other reviews on here I'm happy that trend is continuing!
Graduated in 2008 Grandview has: Great academics Teachers help at all costs Top Notch Athletics/Coaches Great Connections With Colleges Good Environment/Area
I just graduated from GHS last year, 2011, and I loved the time that I spent there. Yes, there are the students that drive the nice cars but they are not their's they belong to their parents and a lot of students in my class bought their cars or had to share with someone in their family if it did belong tho their parents. The teachers are very nice and if you talk to them they usually will go out of their way to help you succeed, which helped me with the transition to college. They take it apon themselves to prepare you for college, they don't have to do that for the students but they do if you form a bond with them. With the athletics I was on the volleyball team but was forced to stop due to injury but I made a connection with the basketball coach and became their manager for three years. Students have to try and get involved, join a club or sport. That is were I found my best friend and have made friends with some of my teachers, whom I still call for advice. Grandview is an AMAZING school and there is where my best memories are.
I have two children attending Grandview and couldn't be more pleased with their high school experience. The academics are top notch. I am amazed at the variety and amount of course offerings available to the students. There is something for everyone, on any academic level. I am always impressed with the administrative presence at all events, sports, academic or the arts. Adminstration truly cares about this school. The "responsible freedoms" mentality that the school promotes has made my children feel like they are valued and trusted in their own enviroment. As one administrator told me, " how do you expect these kids to go out in the world in four short years when you keep them under lock and key? "They need to be given freedoms and will suprise you by stepping up and being able to handle it while still under the guidance of parents, teachers and administrators." Socially, there is something for everybody and all groups and clubs are recognized, this is not a football only atmosphere. Some reviewers report a lack of diversity at the school but how are they to control the ethnicity of those moving into the area? I feel very fortunate that my children attend Grandview!
Offers diversity in classes, clubs, teachers are very caring, and motivate students
This is the best school in Colorado. Period. Almost all of the teachers are amazing, qualified and will go out of their way to help out a student. There are class difficulties for all students; College Prep, Advanced Placement, Honors and normal classes. The sports programs are excellent, with over 75 appearances in state competitions in all sports. If sports is not your thing, there is the theatre/band program, which I have to say is nothing short of the best in Colorado. We have the 3rd best Chambers Choir in the WORLD. If you don't like any of these and are a social person, I guarantee you will find some people to hang out with. I moved to Aurora from a country on the other side of the world, and within the first week, I made some friends. The only con is how early school starts. 7:20 AM.
Like wise, after reviewing the reviews, I too think it is good school, however, I too feel it is not diverse enough to inlcude minority students. The district itself represents small amount of minorities in general, which is not the problem. I do feel the district is doing a good job on trying to reach out and address the issues that come with small percentage. Some teachers do a great job, others are very questionable. My son has attended going on 3 years, and because it is a neighborhood school, we maintain him. The principle is a great guy who listens, reaches out, and address issues. Overall, it is good, I would not say great.
Good school with some serious downsides. The curriculum is strong. The instruction is adequate. Students would benefit from a smaller student to teacher ratio. Likewise, academic enocouragement was not wehre I would have liked to see it. This was a continuation from middle school. It seemed students were rewarded for busy work vs comprehension on both levels. My son attended for one year. He enjoyed the friends he made, the academic schedule and the well equipped facility. He did not appreciate the lack of diversity and insensitivity toward other student's cultures and students of color in general. Equitable access to athletic programs and diversity were a huge dissappointment at Grandview.
My son attends Granview and I think it is an excellent school. I believe he is receiving a very solid education there that will help him have success in college. The music/band programs under the direction of Mr. Farmer are outstanding. The jazz bands in particular are, IMO, some of the best high school jazz bands in the state.
Teacher are so involed and want to do everything possible to help your child.
Grandview is an amazing school. Very few schools match up to the standards of Grandview. There were many complaints about not helping the 'average' student. This is a valid point only if the student doesn't go and talk to the teachers and staff. If approached the faculty is extreamly helpful and none will say no to help. Of course, some teachers are going to be better than others but no teacher will refuse to help you. Grandview is NOT for the socially backward, unless you are socially backward fitting in the the 'groups' is not a problem. Also the rich kid sterotype in not very accurate. It is true that a lot of the parents are rich but very few, i mean very few of the kids act rich.
Excellent social studies, foreign language, business, math and performing arts programs especially. Committed staff and involved parents.
I've been to many different schools in not only Colorado, but other states as well. I must say Grandview was by far my favorite. I don't attend there anymore, and i wish i was. The safety is very high, sometimes gets annoying when you would try to ditch. lol. The classes challenge you, and the teacher genuinely care. Now, im a junior today and i was a freshman when i attended GHS. Even though i absolutely hate school, Grandview has a lot of my favorite high school memories.
Like any high school, Grandview has its strengths and weaknesses. The overall environment is of safety and caring. There are some excellent teachers are some that are not so good. The school is top-heavy with administration and would do better to put some of those resources toward the students. The teachers also tend not to carry a full load of classes some only teach every other day and are not very available to students for outside help or make-up work. Again, if Grandview expected their teachers to teach a full load of classes and be on the premises during their planning periods, class sizes could be smaller and students would benefit from more interaction. Grandview has an on-line gradebook system that allows parents to keep on top of their students assignments, but not enough of the teacher use it with any regularity. The same is true of the Balckboard a resource that the school is paying for but is only used by a very small percentage of the teachers. The leadership doesn t seem to require enough accountability from the teachers and with a few exceptions, the teachers skate by with putting in minimal time. A lot of made of Grandview s athletic success, but it isn t always in a student s interest to attend a school with close to three thousand kids and a good football team. Unless you are a stellar athlete, you don t even have the opportunity to participate in athletics. The same is true of the theatre department it is the same dozen kids who are always being cast in the plays while the other hundred are expected to build the sets and act as support staff for the teachers appointed stars. Grandview needs to improve their ability to include and recognize all students instead of just the top 5% that helps them to look good on paper.
This school offers great oppertunity. The teachers are amazing and there isn't major bullying. Most kids and groups keep to themselves. Dont get me wrong not everything is perfect here the biggest problem would have to be drug use. Kids talk about it alot. but teenagers will be teenagers. Also there is the all american rich pretty girls but they mostly keep to themselves. All around grandview is a great school.
I went to grandview all four years of high school and had the best opportunities and experiences that i'll ever have. The faculty is astounding, the classes are very helpful, the atmosphere is very warming, and the school spirit is incredible. This has got to be the best high school around. I kid you not. I'm not a big time 'school person' but i loved grandview.
If a student wants to have a high level of success, Grandview provides the right tools for them to do so. It is really in the hands of the student, however that is what high school is all about! The tools are there and if the student uses them then Grandview is a great school.
I attend GHS and Im proud to say that this school is absolutely the best in the area. It contains its stuck up group but every school has that. For the most part, it consists of regular people of all races that interact with eachother. I'm a junior and I love it. The school excells in academics and athetics. We basically win everything. We are not stuck up and there are few that are 'rich white kids.' Don't be fooled by sterio-types. If your looking for a good school, you've come the the right place... GHS baby all the way
i love grandview! we are the best. and people dont like to except that. we are not all rich and stuck up. we work hard for what we want and what we have. our techers and principals and deans and everyone are awesome!! grandview is the best school.
Grandview High School does well in the academic area as well as the athletic area. I am a senior and these for years I have met stuck up people but hey, there will be those kids in every school. This school is a great school to go to before college. The teachers and staff is great. Even the security guards have a relationship with the students. The athletics are great, boys soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, and everyother sport excells highly every year. GHS is the BEST
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