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Fox Lake, IL
Students enrolled: 1,820

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285 East Grand Avenue
Fox Lake, IL 60020

(847) 587-2561
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Map of Grant Community High School address.

August 05, 2015
My son has had a great experience at this school. Many AP and honors classes are offered and the teaching staff is always willing to meet with students when extra help is needed.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2015
I never thought one way or the other about this school, but have heard bad. But this morning I saw kids WALKING to school with temps at -24. All the other schools cared enough about their students to close, but not Grant. I have to wonder now about the stories I've heard... :-(

- submitted by a community member

September 12, 2014
It is a great school and I love many of the teachers attended Grant. They loved it so much and chose to teach there. I like that they offer so many ap and honors classes.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2013
The honor classes at this school are geared towards prepping students for college. The teachers are implementing many new tools for students to excel such as full day access to math/science tutoring labs and encouraging technology use in all classes. This school is what you make of it. You can goof around or you can take full advantage of the helping hands preparing you for higher education opportunities. Extending the school day starting in '13-'14 is a bonus.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2009
This school is great. My child didn't tell us about his experiences until he came to this school. I credit his new found maturity and the teachers here for getting him out of his shell.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2009
This school is not challeneging at all and does not push the students enough.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2009
The curriculum at this school is unacceptable. There are not many extra-curricular activities. The academic level is way below average and it just isn't a great school.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2008
This is not a good school. The teachers and staff do not seem in touch with parents and studants

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2008
Grant was an awesome experience and basically it was the most rewarding experience. The majority of the staff members are incredible and caring. I was more than well prepared for my college experience at a leading Big 12 school.

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2008
I went to this school and I was a really good experience. The staff is more than willing to help with any problems, and the Superintendent is very involved with the High School. Most of the teachers I had have left a lasting postivie impression on me.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 14, 2008
Coming from a parent's point of view, I feel that Grant High School is a great school to send your children. I have noticed that the Staff is very supportive and shows up to a lot of extra curricular activities. Also, I think that the parents who are writing saying that their children are not getting a good education need to look at how they are interacting with their children. It is time that the parents take responsibily for their students' actions and stop putting the blame on faculty and staff. I find it ironic that we have such bright students in our school, yet the parents are the opposite. Thankfully, children our are future.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2008
Grant High School is the best high school. And so does the community! If no one in the area did not like our school why would they pass a 38.5 million doller project. And there is a lot of students who are moving to our school district and like it. I'm a sophomore at grant and all of the teachers and falculty are nice. But if you did something wrong the deans will help the student.

- submitted by a student

August 08, 2007
I've had 4 nieces and nephews graduate from Grant. 3 went on to college, 2 with scholarships. 4th went on to a trade school. All have become successful young adults. My son is in the freshmen class this year and has already completed a summer course. He did well and liked it very much. He's also excited about access to the math lab. He's also signed up and active already in athletics and is thinking about the drama club. Teachers and staff so far have been nothing but supportive. Nothing but blue skies from what I can see.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2007
Overall, many students of this school are quite apathetic and do not appear to show much enthusiasm in their work. As well as that, the Performing Arts Society is too underdeveloped and relatively small for my taste.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2006
I go to Grant and I like it a lot. Class rooms are not over crowded at all. Every teache I have had in the past 4 years are awesome.If I had a problem with a teacher its because of my actions. Every teacher took you in as their own kid. They would se you in the hall and say hello or stop to talk. If you ever need help us students can go in to their class early for help. Oh n we just got a new library and its awesome! We even have a math lab that we can go to . Plus I'm a really big jock. OUr sports are phenomenal and our coaches are amazing.

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2006
This school is fantastic. The teachers are very involved with helping us but they aren't push overs and know how to make us want to learn.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2006
This school seems more interested in controlling the students then encouraging and helping them. Deans that yell in the faces of students and exhibit behavior that escalates situations rather than defusing them. The teachers for the most part seem ok and the counslers and social workers are the best part of the staff. My child was never a great student but is now refusing to return to the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2005
The administration and faculty at Grant are very adamant about the fact that the only valid opinion to any situation is their own. They fail to recognize that what works well for some adolescents does not work for others. If your child has a learning disability or other problems there are actually staff members that will seek them out in order to antagonize and cause confrontations. This I have seen with my own eyes.It's very difficult to have conversations with certain members of the administration and faculty that offer alternatives to thier way of thinking. After all, they are gods in thier own eyes. Now, there are some very good and very caring teachers, but unfortunately the good is undone by the lack of concern put forth by the egos of those in control. I always thought that the parents and teachers were supposed to work together. Not here.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2005
grant school is the worse school i have ever seen in my life.most of the teachers dont even care.they cant teach any learning disabled child at all.all this school cares about is sports.why do you think they are on the news.i have had 4 kids in this school.they tell one child not to do some thing but let others get away with every thing.my kids where A,B AND SOME CS.AND LOVED SCHOOL.until they came to this school.my kids did great in lindenhurst schools.if your moving to this school area ,DONT.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2004
A child doing poor on a school report card, is not just the schools fault but the individual as well. I think the curriculum is adequate, however I belive school related activities and extra curriculars offered is very poor. There needs to be a greater sense of schooll unity. I do belive most teachers there are good teachers, and many highly educated. Many, with the right ambitions can highly succeed as seen in the past, including many doctors, teachers, and other successful career persons have come out of Grant. All it takes is motivation from parents and the willingsness to use the resources the school offer which include tutoring and guidance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 20, 2004
We move into the area 3 years ago. We are very disappointed about the school report card for Grant High School. Could you please tell me what is the board doing to improve the over all stats. I am hopeful that the board will respond.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2004
I think it needs improvement, plus the teachers need to get more involved with the students. There's lack of help and not enough in couragement from the teachers to there students.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2004
There is much room for improvement. I would agree with the above rating. I am very unhappy with the overall quality or lack of quality of education & discipline at this school. I pray for these children and their futures. I would like to see an improved and stronger academic interest.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2004
Too many teachers with questionable classroom skills. Poor handling of discipline problems at administrative level. Policies that interfere with students ability for maximum learning.

- submitted by a parent

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Grant Community High School
285 East Grand Avenue, Fox Lake, IL  60020
(847) 587-2561
Last modified Grant Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grant Community High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top