Grady Elementary the best experience I have had with a public school. The teachers are the best, caring, giving their time to help every child and the parent participation is extraordinary. When my grandson was struggling with ADD, they took their time to help offered ELP, spent the time he needed to grow and get better grades. We have nothing but praise for this school. Communication is great. You always know what is going on and the emails I have sent always come back quickly answered. The office Staff are wonderful. I only wish he would go there until 12th grade. With all the help, he ended the year on the honor roll.
As a parent, I cannot say enough about Grady Elementary. I have two children who currently attend. The teachers and administration have been outstanding and really care about each child and communicate often with parents. The school is strong academically, but equal importance is given to the emotional development of the child which is so important for elementary level children. The school events have been great too and well organized. The community, other parents and other students have been wonderful too!
I'm the proud parent of two children at Grady Elementary and I love this school. This is a smaller South Tampa school that is caring and welcoming to all. My children's teachers are very dedicated, highly intelligent, true professionals who care about my children's educational development.The Principal knows each child's name, and loves the school, having been a student and teacher there. She is an incredible leader and just won the Hillsborough County Principal of the Year! And the first graders just scored the highest of all Hillsborough County elementary schools in reading and writing! It's clear that Grady Elementary is a school on a meteoric rise. I am so proud to be the parent of two Grady Tigers - you can't go wrong with this school.
Grady is a horrible elementary school with very unprofessional, power hungry, untrained staff as well as teachers that are not invested in the education of the students. They gave up on my children instead of having patience with a child that has a specific learning disability they staffed him to another school after failing his older brother who met his goals that year. The staff is cold hearted and non-understanding at Grady... as not every child is the same or is on the same level. This school is a power hungry school. They do not care about your children ... They only care about keeping their A status in the community. In which they are cheating by staffing under-level children to other schools and keeping the gifted ones after school 2 hrs to be over prepared for fcat and other testing. My children no longer attend Grady and are excelling immensely at a different school. I am very proud of my boys for overcoming this horrible tragedy they put us through if they only knew how wrong they were and what they did to my children. when will it be about the children and their education? never at grady... i rate them a half a star if i could. even then they don't deserve that.
We are a military family and Grady has made it easy for my 2 children to adapt to a new school and new area. The teachers have made it easy for me to communicate with them about any concerns I have. The staff is very friendly and helpful with all my questions and requests. I am happy and glad we were able to attend such a family oriented school.
Grady is like family because of how long the staff has been there and how we are treated. They give opportunities for families and staff to get involved together in and out of school. Grady is a very welcoming, well organized, informative, and family oriented school. I have one child who graduated from there 5 years ago and one who is attending now. I am proud to say my child attends Grady Elementary School!
I am a parent with two children that attend Grady Elementary. This is our fourth year at the school and we love it. The teachers are wonderful. We have not had a teacher yet that we didn't love. The principal is amazing. She puts so much of her own time into making Grady a great school. I also love that the school is small. When we walk into school in the morning, the staff knows us and we aren't just a number. Plus, with only about 4 classes per grades, my kids are friends with almost everyone in their grade. Both of my kids are doing amazingly well, academically, and the Grady teachers are the biggest reason why.
I have 3 children that attend Grady and we LOVE our experience! The administration is amazing. The communication coming from them is top notch. We have been through 6 teachers in our 2 years here at Grady and all of them have been fantastic. All of my children really excelled at this school. Thanks Grady!
Grady is the hidden gem amongst schools in South Tampa. We have been at the school for ten years, with our youngest daughter graduating 5th grade this year. The teaching staff are all very attentive and highly effective. Grady is small enough to feel like a family but big in its actions to be an 'A' rated school. We feel fortunate to have found this school when our oldest daughter started kindergarten and have watched it grow into the stellar educational foundation it is today.
I am the parent of two kids at Grady Elementary. This small school of about 460 students is the jewel of South Tampa. The principal is outstanding, approachable, extremely hard-working, and displays tremendous leadership. I've been extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and staff. My kids are learning a great deal and have adjusted well to the school. Parent involvement is high and continues to increase. You can't go wrong with Grady Elementary - an excellent and caring small school in the heart of South Tampa.
I would recommend this school to anyone. All three of my daughters have excelled at Grady because of the great instructors and administrators at the school. Parent participation is excellent!
Grady, Very happy with the school. Strong leaders in the PTA. Children are very welcoming of new students. My children are thrilled with their new school.
Great school. Three of my neices and my nephew attended this school and they loved it!
Grady is a wonderful, smaller school in South Tampa. This is my fourth year at the school and I couldn't be more satisfied. The Principal is fabulous, she pours her heart and soul into the school, the PTA is very active, and I have met many other wonderful parents I feel privileged to call friends. My children are excelling academically, with my youngest reading two grades ahead, and we feel very much a part of a tight-knit, yet diverse community. I would recommend this school to one and all.
Grady Elementary in Tampa Florida. I have 2 daughters who go to Grady and absolutley love it as do we. The Grady staff and teachers are very appreciative of our military and their families.
This is an excellent school. The teachers are responsive, the staff is helpful and the Principal is serious about quality at every level. I toured many South Tampa public and private schools and I was most impressed with this smaller, family friendly, neighborhood school. I am delighted with my children's academic progress. I've made many friends with the parents of other children and these other parents are happy too. I like how Grady has focused on drawing children from the neighborhood or from military families at nearby Mac Dill Air Force Base. Knowing that the majority of the student population is from South Tampa is nice because it means my kids have friends who live nearby. I highly recommend this school.
This has been our first year at Grady in the 2nd grade and its beyond excellent. The teachers have created the perfect environment for my son to learn. I had considered a private school however this has to be the best decision as he's excelled this year. The personal attention goes far beyond what I expected in the public school system. The experience has been absolutely perfect.
My daughter is in first grade at Grady. I have loved every activity, event, concert that the school has produced. It encourages a great involvement from all in one common goal. From the Principal to the academics this school truly deserves its A grade, that it has received for multiple consecutive years. Fantastic teachers and curriculum!
We moved here from CA and I must say, this is a wonderfull family oriented School. School Staff is all dedicated, have meet lots of parents with kids in different classes and they all love it. I myself am very impress with how organized this school is. Staring with in the morning dropping your child at school. There is a car drop of line!! This is a public school with private school status. In my daugther older school she would come home hungry, because they would rush her at lunch. Here the cafeteria was very organized, no rushing. They come in small groups. I came to visit and I was really pleased. This school has think of everything. I also met a mom whos child doesn't go to this school no more, but she loved it so much she keeps coming back and volunteer!! . Military Family didn't get accepted at Tinker Elementary (this is the Elementary school on Base) because it's full you need to live on base. Grady accepted the student. I met Parents who drive far distance to get theirs kids to this school. About the School Staff how dedicated are they, they did a Flashmob at the Fall festival. You should have seen all the students faces! My opinion this is a great school.
I say Grady is military friendly and I highly recommend Grady for the following reasons: 1. Excellent teachers and staff. They truly go beyond the required; they are cohesive, singularly focused on an excellent educational experience for the children. I cannot say enough good things about everyone from the front office and the rest of the support staff (lunch room, custodial crew) all are friendly and very engaging. 2. Intimate environ. Although Grady has children from all over town, it is a right sized, neighborhood school. There are four classes per grade level with an excellent student to teacher ratio. You and your child get to be known and get to know your peers - a wonderful experience for a large district, large city school. 3. Great resources. There are great programs and resources for the children. An excellent media center, a wonderful fall festival, musical activities, etc. My son says great things about all of these enriching activities. 4. Active parent community with many involved. We moved our son here after two years in an overseas Department of Defense School - this experience is so much better for us and for our son. Can't wait for my youngest to start.
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