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6-8
Public district
Aurora, IL
Students enrolled: 960
 

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2721 Stonebridge Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60502

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(630) 375-3100
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June 27, 2014
I went to Granger Middle for one year before I moved.. I was very upset when I did cause I loved this school... If I could go to school anywhere in the world I would go to granger... This is the best school...

- submitted by a community member

January 11, 2013
We moved our daughter here from another school in 6th grade to take advantage of the school's accelerated program (Project Arrow). We met with a counselor before enrolling her who assured us that our daughter would likely qualify. Upon enrollment, our daughter was assigned to a different counselor who refused to place her in this program. We continued to fight for our daughter's placement on several occasions but we were consistently turned away with one excuse after another. Early in eighth grade the principal (reluctantly) said she could move to the Project Arrow program but advised against it based on social reasons. She got all A's and one B+ during her entire time at this school and her teachers described her very favorably. When she took the Explore test in 8th grade and was ranked against her peers at the school and the nation, she scored at the top 15% versus other students at the school and in the top 2% nationwide, yet she was denied into a program that accepted 30% of the student body. As for the teacher quality, only one teacher (her science and social studies teacher in 7th and 8th grade) deserves 5+ stars and the rest of them were pretty mediocre.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2012
Excellent school. Good Staff. The school has lived upto expectations. I wish to see more focus on curriculum to core standards.

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2012
This school is excellent. Mrs. Kelly and her staff are nothing short of amazing. She is at every event, organized, caring, respectful and much more. I am privileged my kids are able to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2011
The administration and nursing staff here are not very good. My daughter is a diabetic and we have had more issues than I care to share. But know this, the teachers are great, it is the administration and nurses that we had the issues with. If you have a child that needs medical attention throughout the day, please take your time in choosing a school. This one may not be for you.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2010
We moved to this area from another state a year ago. My two kids have adjusted remarkably well to the new scool, making new friends easily. No bullying in the school, my kids assured me. Great teachers and staff.

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July 23, 2010
This school would be fine for a child who can take a heavy work load and can handle unruly peers. The teachers at this school are not flexible and do not have proper teaching skills, they cannot comprehend how to help a student who is struggling with their work. They will look the other way when a child is in need of help with school work or having issues with other students. And the students are not properly watched so they can easily bully other children. This school has crowded classrooms and students get little guidance.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2010
Caring and energetic staff. Disagree with other comment about racial strige -- school really bends over backwards for minorities and is diverse. Awesome gifted program. One complaint is that class size is too large.

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2009
School is great if you have a child that has no trouble learning but if they have one that has trouble learning it seems like they dont want to bother with it. I have two children in the school, one child that is like a sponge and the other that needs help and you can see the difference the way they are treated. Also the school seems to allow racism without consequences, if your child is minority I would be hesitant since your child may fall victim to racial slurs and there seems to be no authority figure there that wants to stop it.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2007
This School is amazing, I am a 7th grade student here, and there is something for everyone! the only bad thing here is the teacher student ratio, especially in physical education.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2006
I love this school. I think it is one of the better middle schools in the district.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2005
There are great teachers at Granger, we moved to Oswego and my daughter was one step ahead of everyone, she was put in honnors classes. But there isn't much diversity in the school, it is at a low levle of ethnicty.

- submitted by a parent

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Francis Granger Middle School
2721 Stonebridge Boulevard, Aurora, IL  60502
(630) 375-3100
Last modified Francis Granger Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Francis Granger Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top