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1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

(217) 525-3170
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December 21, 2014
This school is awful. We pulled our child out of it after two weeks. There is a huge racial divide among the students. Our child would come home daily dejected from being called a "cracker" and worse. Their way of dealing with discipline is to have students sit in the corner of the room and write about what they did wrong. It takes 10 of these to get a detention. So basically there is no discipline. Don't send your kids to this school if you can avoid it.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2014
If I could give this school a 0 star as an option I would. If you live in the area and can afford to send your children to private school do so. My son has never had a miserable school experience till he went here. Makes me feel so helpless for him that it brings tears to my eyes typing this because he is so unhappy here. The principle is a horrible human being which is no talking to her . There is no compromising with her, its her way and thought of mine or no way. When I had a problem, after hanging up with me she laughed at our discussion in front of my son. How inappropriate and unprofessional. If your child has no choice but to go to this school I'm sorry and good luck to your children or child

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March 22, 2014
Grant Middle School History Dept is a disgrace. Rather than discourse and teaching kids how to think for themselves, they get left wing liberal, historically incorrect, indoctrination. Example, the workbook used in the Constitution, 2ND Amendment regarding the individual's right to bear and keep arms. Recognized by the US Supremem Court years ago but not taught here. DISGRACEFUL. a WHOLE 2 OUT OF 10 GET WITH IT PEOPLE. tHIS IS OUR FUTURE

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January 17, 2014
Interesting this is a "2". I went to this school, and my mother taught here, too. I loved my experience. I felt I was prepared very well for high school. We had AP track courses, mandatory exposure to languages, and I even remember taking a home econ class (1990's). I turned out fine, I have a clinical doctorate and I'm a member of the US Air Force. I went to Dubois Elementary, and Springfield High, as well. Fine teachers, and programs. The only thing I would fault Springfield schools for, is facilities. I wonder if they still play Longball at recess?

- submitted by a community member

October 01, 2008
I love this school because every child is treated equally. Smart, athletic, studious or boisterous, it doesn't matter, all kids are loved, valued and respected.

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September 10, 2008
I am a former student at grant and i have to say that the school is amazing! I admit that as soon as i hit 8th grade I was ready to get out of there, but that was only because I was ready for highschool. So far I can honestly say that being at grant was the best three years of my life! All of my teachers were amazing and very nice. The only way you wouldn't like this school os of you aren't doing what you are supposed to do. As long as you stay out of the drama there should be nothing to worry about. I would recommend GMS for anyone who wants to go there.

- submitted by a student
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March 19, 2008
We switched our child from Franklin to Grant and couldn't be happier. Same 6 track classes as Franklin's 'Gifted Program' and same text books. Much kinder environment and no head games. Just decent teachers and staff who truly love and care about kids.

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August 10, 2007
This school is not good, there is only a limited number of teachers who actually want to help you, and there are many teachers that do not want to help you.The staff is descent but not the greatest they seem to single certian students out. The extracurricular activities are jam packed so you usually don't get what you picked. fights often break out every week,the students want and like to be in fights usually for no good reason.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2007
I go to the school and I love it a lot!I couldn't ask for a better school.Thank you to all the teachers.I love how I learn at that school!

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2006
Hello ppl! I am sry but I really hate this school because of the kids r so mean to each other. I hate this school so much!

- submitted by a student

November 28, 2006
Grant has a poor quality of academic programs. The teachers do not offer help to struggling students. Teachers cannot handle the discipline problems at the school. Fights occur often. Students cannot be placed in their preferred elective classes because these classes are too few and fill up quickly. I would not recommend this school to any parent.

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U S Grant Middle School
1800 West Monroe Street, Springfield, IL  62704
(217) 525-3170
Last modified U S Grant Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
U S Grant Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top