My child recently began middle school at Grand Ridge. Our family relocated last year when my husband opened his clinic in a nearby town. Being new to the area, we are very impressed with the level of compassion, dedication and competence our child's teachers display as our child settles into a new town and a new school. It is a bit alarming, however, to read such distasteful comments by parents. I would like to think that in a Christian based community we would have parents that exert a bit more tact. My child is a Grand Ridge Indian and we take great pride in that. During my initial conference with the teachers, they were very supportive of my child and refreshingly, each other! They were backed up by an excellent administrator as well. I believe every school has educators that are less than qualified and exhibit unethical behavior from time to time. GO INDIANS!!!
Compared to the education that our children recieve at Sneads, this school falls short. So short, it doesn't even reach the bar. There does happen to be a few exceptional teachers at GRS that keep the whole school afloat. It is unfortunate that these very few wonderful teachers have to be lumped in with the rest of the inadequate staff. Until there is an overhaul in administration and staff, this school will continue to be substandard. GRS needs alot more great teachers to go with the precious few they have. Hopefully that can happen for the sake of the children in our community!!!
Grand Ridge is a wonderful K-8 school. I am just sorry the high school was closed last year. The teachers are great and really want their students to learn. Many of the teachers are willing to stay after school and offer assistance to those students who need it. It is a very safe school
i have been going to grandridge for 2 years now and i think it is great the principal mrs.beth westmorland is very responsipal and gives us the students time to talk so if you would do not listen to the people who tell lies about us listen to the people who acctually go to the school. i think that the teachers should send home a survey for the students to fill out about this school. thank you for your time and particiaption.
Grand Ridge is a pre-K through eighth grade school. The principal has an open door policy and she makes time to listen to students and parents and other parties. As a parent of 2 children who attend there, I'm very satisfied with the education they are getting. Keep up the good work.
At Grand Ridge school there are some things that need to be fixed and some that are very good. This whole time the principle has been at the school, i believe i have seen her once or twice on school campus.Our VP Mrs.Danials is the best you can ever ask for. She should be principle. There is one teacher who will stay after school and he will help you with anything.He actually wants us to learn.
This is a small school with an excellent VP. Our youngest had issues with bullies (lots of punching, sand thrown in eyes over and over, etc). Supervising recess/gym teacher did not control the kids, kids were wild on school bus, etc. We couldn't wait to move to a better area for our kids education and safety.
Our Principal needs to be in another field. The elem. VP is Great, the Midd Schl VP needs to go with the Principal. Several of the teachers need to be looked at as well. Anyone that writes a good review on this school before spending actual 'time' at the school is blind by a show. You have teachers that spend more time gossiping than teaching, screaming at children, & absent. There are a few gold medal teachers, but FDOE needs to clean house on this school & the school board!
I have been going to Grand Ridge for a long time, i feel safe, and like im a part of a big family. I dislike the principal and the 2 years she has been there ive seen her about 3 times. There are some great middle school teachers that stayed after school for anyone that needed to make up a test or anything! Our 2 VP our great(they should become principles).
This year we have had a lot of changes. Some good a lot not good. We need a Principal in our school that has 'people skills' as well as academic. Our VP you couldn't ask for any better! Always willing to listen & try to resolve any issues. Parents need to be more involved with what their children are doing & try to help get the ones that are out of control in class to sit & learn so the rest of the class can too. Too many parents don't accept that their kids are acting up & do something about it. Taking away from the learning of others & fustrating good teachers.
The school teachers cannot handle their students. Music activities, sports, etc. are nonexistant for <4th grade. The level of teaching these children get in fundamentals is inadequate as is their arts classes. Most teaching is geared towards rote FCAT memorization. Hopefully something will fix for this school. My children will be going to Tallahassee schools next year, i'm sure.
Grand Ridge is a small rural school that is extremely safe. The children feel safe and comfortable. Meeting students individual needs is very important to the administration and staff. This school feels more like an extended family. After school tutoring is available with many opportunities for extracurricular activities. Parents are welcome on campus and involvemnet is encouraged.
A small school in a county that has an inadequate educational system, yet it produces some of the best F-CAT scores in the county. This school is still surviving because of the teachers who love to teach, no matter how low the salary. If you want your child to be a student and not a number, enroll him/her at Grand Ridge.
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