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Denver, CO
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5400 South Jay Circle
Denver, CO 80123

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November 03, 2014
This schoolis horrible. The staff do not care about the kids. The 2nd grade is all learning on ipads. They are not willing to help a child learn if computer learning is not a strong point of the child. The assistant principal is very mean and many kids are affraid of her. She is rude while talking to parents. The principal herself nevet follows through. She pretends to lisyen to parents and then never calls them back to follow up. Staff will get in your face and tell you off. There are a few wonderful teachers and I will be sad to leave them. I have made the choice to pull my kids from this school after only 3 months of being in school there. With the new rules parents can't even sit in the lunchroom to eat breakfast with their own kids. If a child is older than preschool a parent can't even walk the child to class. Parents are not allowed to be any place in the halls and will get yelled at by any staff. They are not a friendly school. Very disapointed in them.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2014
The principals at this Grant Ranch have questionable morals. This school supposedly has a zero tolerance policy for bullying, but that is unfortunately not the case. It's difficult to have a no tolerance for bullying policy when the vice principal is in fact a bully herself. A significant amount of families have left this school, and even changed districts due to the toxic environment. Avoid it at all costs.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
My child has just started 6th grade and we have always been happy with his teachers. However this school does not stand by it's "zero tolerance for bullying" policy. The bullying was so bad I could have pressed assault charges for physical abuse from a student from a higher grade, but was reassured it would be taken care of. Of course due to privacy laws I could not be told how it was handled. Very disappointed in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2014
The staff at this school should learn basic spelling before attempting to teach children how to spell. "Safe 2 tell is on a national sight to anonymously report anything!" For starters it's site, not sight.

- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2014
This is not our neighborhood school. We choiced in. The school talks about anti-bullying but we have had problems for years and they don't do much. Otherwise it is a good education.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2014
I have two children attending Grant Ranch. I have nothing but Respect for the entire school. There is such a diverse attendance that I can only imagine how hard it is to keep up with everyone's needs. I have seen nothing but professionalism from everyone involved. It seems to be a friendly environment where everyone steps into the role where it is lacking. Teachers can answer office phones and security guards are helping with children and their homework. It is a loving environment and it shows on the children's faces as they are coming and going. My kids have loved attending and I love the fact that my oldest never had to suffer through that middle school stage. Grant Ranch has met all of our requirements and my children have excelled, since both are gifted and talented.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
My kids have always gotten what they need here. One of my kids need above & beyond while the other need extra to keep up. Despite the size, it is a wonderful community where the teachers know all of the kids throughout the school. As a former teacher, I have always been impressed with the quality of education delivered and the dedication of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
Best school ever ,I love it everyone is so nice ! Everyone was very respectful and loving .i wish they had a high school

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2013
I have two children that attend Grant Ranch k8. I am very unhappy with this school. The quality of teaching is very poor. Not because of intellect of the teachers but due to a lack of passion. There is a lack of supprt for children with learning disabilities or dicipline problems. These children seem to be pushed aside and allowed to fall threw the cracks. The IEP department doesn't coordinate the support and communication with the teachers. An explantion of the childs needs and weaknesses are either ignored by the teahers or not communicated to them. The office engages in gossip and is openly judgemental. My child returned home upset that the security guard and vice-principal came to the science class and explained that "they are the worst 7th grade class the school has ever had". This was not true and gave the children a bad attitude toward the school and its teachers. I would not expect a child to recieve a quality education at Grant Ranch.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2012
I am currently in the 8th grade at Grant Ranch. I am a gifted and talented student with my grades above the majority of my class memebers. My 7th grade math teacher paid me and the other GT students no attention, and wouldn't answer our questions or allow us to contribute in class discussions. This school has given me absolutely nothing to challenge myself except for the mathletics program, which was now switched to an all GPA level elective, no longer an invitational extr-ciricular activity. Over-all, I am not happy with my school. They have gotten rid of their GT program due to the fact that it makes other students feel inferior. I hope they never are allowed to become a K-12 school.

- submitted by a community member
July 24, 2012
I've had 2 students in the middle school and have been nothing but pleased. One has moved on and has easily obtained a 4.1 GPS his first year due to his exemplary preparation. I am looking forward to another great year for my 7th and 4th grader!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2012
I have to DISAGREE with the last comment. The middle school team needs some work; especially the 8th grade team! I may not be a teacher but I am a parent and I have dealt with quite a few schools and with numerous teachers for about 15 years and I have to say that I am not impressed by the GR staff! Someone made a comment about how unhappy they appear to be and I agree wholeheartedly as I HAVE an 8th grader at this school! I have seen some of the behaviors described in other posts FIRST HAND and I find it to be extremely unprofessional and highly unethical! If I had known then what I know now, my child would have never been placed at Grant Ranch. This school is in serious need of change and I hope no other child has to endure what my child has!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
The parking at this school is completly insane. There is no where for parents to park I have a pre-school child that I have to take in, can not just be dropped off. We had to park 2 blocks way & walk on pure ice because the streets & walks were not salted or plowed. My child fell right in front of a school bus, as did a mother & her child behind be. This is completely unexcusable. Im disgusted at how the school is handleling this situation, and @ 75% of the students were tardy today because of this chaos! NOT ACCEPTABLE!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2012
When we first saw this school that our daughters were going to go to, we were pleased, but the old saying don't judge a book by it's cover is right on when it comes to Grant Ranch. My 4th grader's teacher was absolutely heinous. I asked for a meeting with her for several weeks and when I got tired of waiting for her response, I called her back. She told me that they were planning on having the meeting that day, of course without giving me any notice. She has been extremely rude the whole school year and I feel, since we as taxpayers pay her wage, that we should be looking at the waiting list for a different teacher. My advice, don't go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2010
Our daughter has been at Grant Ranch going on 8 yrs now, she will be starting 6th grade this year, and has been at Grant Ranch since ECE. It has been a wonderful school for her! Great teachers, great staff. We love the fact that our daughter already knows the middle school teachers , as she has already worked with them in prior years, either through reading buddies, or after school activities. Our daughter has been part of the Gifted and Talented Program, and has been involved in the many after school activities that Grant Ranch offers. We've heard that many Jeffco school do not offer what we get at Grant Ranch , so we feel fortunate that our daughter has had the opportunity to be part of Grant Ranch. Love Grant Ranch and look forward to the next 3 yrs in middle school !

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
Don't be fooled by the neighborhood. It looks like 70% of the studets are coming from 'other' areas of Denver, even being bussed in! There is a serious lack of discipline and the bullies rule the school! There is also a rumor that they want to go K-12! Its bad enough 8th graders are running over 5yr olds in the hall, can you imagine the already overcrowded parking lot full of high school kids? Ugly.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
I have really enjoyed having my kids in Grant Ranch School. All my kids' teachers have been outstanding, and my kids have really flourished. I am really upset that we are moving out of the district, and I have to send my kids to a lesser quality school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2008
I agree with the last two comments. The elementary section is 'ok' but the middle school is awful. My suggestion as a parent of a former student is to get out of this school by the 4th grade and attend the excellent jeffco or littleton schools in the area (especially if your child is gifted!)Mr. Kullhem needs to come back...current administration needs to leave and the middle school teachers (pretty much all of them) need to be reassigned or at least get some training on how to teach!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2008
I pulled my children from this school. I agree with many of the previous comments if the teachers, princple seems to like your child or you, the sky is the limit. Everyone else to bad. They seem to lack a curriculum worth talking about. Yes if your child is struggling you are on your own and on the other end if you have a highly gifted childe oh well. Nice looking school, lots of parent involment, if you are a parent that works and can't be as involved your child pays. Definitely not the best school available in the area!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2008
The elementary part of the school is good, but the middle part is bad. If a teacher doesn't like the child or the parent they treat them unfair. My child was there and a certain teacher did not like her, so if she didn't do the homework to the teachers satisfaction my child had to stay in for lunch, call me, redo the homework for no credit, and if it happened more than 3 times she was suspended from school. I feel that if the child works on the homework they should at least get the credit and if they didn't they get an 'F', not suspension.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 05, 2008
i was a student for 3 years! it was the best school I've ever been to! all the teachers are very nice! the kids are respectable....i love that school and you will to

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
I'm not impressed by this school at all! The class rooms are way over packed. The lunch menu is not fit for a K9.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
Great teachers, great location, weak electives for 6-8 grades.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2007
This school has such great potential but really misses the mark.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
Grant Ranch School is more involved in parent support than anything else. Disapline is done on a per child basis rather than the same rules apply to each child. If the principal likes the parent, or is afraid of the parent, the child can do whatever they choose. Test scores are not as good as they could be because teachers are told to teach to the child that is on the edge of a better score. They ones that have fallen between the cracks are forgotten and those that are way above the mark are left on their own.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
The other schools in the area have much higher test scores and academic expectations are much higher... Although there is a great deal of parental involvement, the staff/administration does not have a excellent curriculum in place.... administrative leadership is poor and the principal is often not in the building (at meetings)... you are better going off to the Littleton or Jefferson County school or a private option

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
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July 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
This has been one of the best DPS schools that I have ever knowen, in all my years growing up in the school district, this hss to be the far most excellent school that I have encountered. I love this school and their staff. When you have questions they are very prompt on getting the answer. Then there is the parents.... I have noticed that parents are involed in their childrens lives........ and that is so wonderful, also the school is very good on having some sort of diffrent activitys to do each week and month after month. Keep up the great work Grant Ranch, staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
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Grant Ranch K-8 School
5400 South Jay Circle, Denver, CO  80123
(720) 424-6880
Last modified Grant Ranch K-8 School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grant Ranch K-8 School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top