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K-8
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Grand Blanc, MI

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5135 East Hill Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

(810) 953-3140
(810) 953-3165
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August 14, 2014
Grand Blanc Academy is a safe school where the value of each individual child is at the forefront of the day! Faculty and staff are dedicated and passionate about children and learning. The children are comfortable, safe, and challenged by the high expectations of learning. The office staff welcomes you to come in for a tour or to ask questions regarding any part of our curriculum! We look forward to meeting you and serving your children and families!

- submitted by a teacher
July 25, 2013
I liked this school. The buildings are safe.... the school also has cameras in class and throughout the school .The middle school team is very good. I like the way the teachers come together as a team and help all the students! All my 3 kids excelled beyond there grade level. They where a few distractions , but once addressed the matters where taken care of!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
Go visit OTHER schools before you decide to send your child to this school. It looks great at first walk-in, but if you look around you will most likely see children wandering the halls without a pass or adult, exhausted teachers who don't get the support they need and probably a child or two (or more) in the office for (repeated) bullying. Distractions throughout the day prevent students from being able to learn and lack of resources allow the teachers to fully do their job.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2012
I have 2 children who attend GBA. So far so good! Good teachers this year.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2012
Our son attended GBA for three years. The first two years were decent as he had excellent teachers. The final year '10-'11 was an awful experience. Our son floundered academically so badly we choose to hold him back a year and change schools. He came home in tears amost daily. He was bullied and physically attacked. No child should come home with marks on his body due to adults not supervising and seperating students appropriately. Often he told us how students had threatened to bring weapons to school and stab, kill, or shoot him. Communication for '10-'11 was horrid. In our situation there were two parents begging the school to pick up the phone and call, send home notes, send smoke signals, anything. Our son didn't ride the bus so one of us was physically there twice a day asking what we could do to help, make things easier, work on at home, etc. and we were still ignored. GBA does have some amazing people working there but the bad oversight, failing test scores, and unsafe environment ruin the school. P.S. Since leaving, our son is getting straight A's and has had no issues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
I love the sense of community at the school!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2010
Grand Blanc Academy provided a great environment for all students to excel!

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
The teachers work so hard to make sure that every student succeeds!

- submitted by a teacher
September 25, 2010
Grand Blanc Academy is an awesome school! I enrolled my daughter in kindergarten at this school and she has had an incredible experience so far. The staff is very caring and always accomodating and the new principal is FANTASTIC! I would highly recomend this school to any interested parent.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
After 3 academic years of greatness. I decided not to send my children back due to the fact of the lack of supervision that can lead to bullying,which led to a few fights! They dont watch the kids that close there to busy talking! Not to mention the facet no sports!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
My children have been at Grand Blanc Academy 3 years. They have changed a few ways they do academic testing. Which my kids did well no matter what. But as far as after school programs, transportation, and bullying they suck. So if u have k-6 grade students sent them to one of your local elementry buildings if u can .

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 09, 2009
My kids no longer go to this school. Due to the fact the school is fara and I dont want my kids on the bus. The teachers are wonderful. Not many after school activities except oasis.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 05, 2009
this school is horrible i would not send any child here to much bullying and there are alot of bad kids here that the teachers have to yall more then teach the test score are mostly poor and worst of all no sports and teachers dont seem to care

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2009
If you like to be ignored and avoided then this is the best school for you. If you have a child with special needs don't expect any help.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
When you first walk into the school you see kids pictures and art project every where. Art and music are promoted. The school has a robotics team that does very well. Most of the staff and teachers go above and beyond what they are required to do and are personally invested. Very heartfelt service. Lot's of helpful parents. Very diverse student population.

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2008
My kids were enrolled at Grand Blanc Academy for about 6 years. The first couple of years my children were enrolled, I thought the school was wondeful the principle was great, the staff was respectful, and to top it off they had uniforms. As my chidren continued to go to GBA the school went downhill. They got a new principle, the staff was very rude, they got rid of the dress code, the curriclum was very low, and the displine was horrible! Overall I would not reconmend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2008
I go to the school and it is a very great school and I know because I have wonderful 5th grade teachers,Mrs.Murphy and Mrs.Lutz!

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
High quality education that encourages parent involvement. I have 2 children enrolled in the school and have been involved since my oldest started kindergarten in 2002. It's great to have them starting to learn spanish in kindergarten! My oldest is also involved in the GBA Singers that practices twice a week after school. The security is wonderful, with security cameras in every classroom (parents can see their children on the TV screens in the entrance of the school) and a locked front doorway so the staff has to confirm who you are before you enter the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
This school is the absolute worst school. I knew first hand how much the administrators didn't care about the kids education. All they cared about was money and it showed. The employee turnover was outrageous and uncalled for. Please, do not send your children there, you will end up pulling them within a year or two anyways I guarantee it!!!!

- submitted by a staff
October 11, 2007
There was not a lot of extracurriular activities, and a very low education.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
Well, we have withdrawn from the school for the upcoming school year. Too many things have changed and like other reviewers have mentioned from a couple years back... bullies are STILL allowed to run the rooms. Administration appears to be too scared to talk to those parents, and can be very rude to those parents who do help out. The first year there was very good and kids learned a lot! Since then... academics have gone down and it just seems as though teachers have to spend most of their class time taking care of the under achievers and class disrupters.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2007
Overall GBA is a good school. The principal does a great job with the students. Most of the teachers are great Wenzlick, Mengal, Arnott, Van Goethom to name a few. Some of the teachers do take more interest in the children that disrupt class and give them way to many chances. Some of them will even make excuses for the trouble makers. There is a need for more activities for the children. Extending the building may provide more room for the children to move around.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2006
Grand Blanc Academy is a decent school. They have an Awesome afterschool program, Oasis. Curriculum-wise, I do question some of the materials and exercises being taught and used, particularly some of the Paragon lessons and activities (these Paragon lessons are in-class lessons, not take-home). They teach a great deal about ancient religions, which is very ironic since a child is scolded for mentioning Jesus or God. One exercise was to write a letter to the 'sun god' thanking him for the light. Showed videos about ancient civilizations that are rather questionable, showing detailed rituals. Voiced my concerns w/the teacher, she allowed me to preview the rest of the videos. I had concerns w/the way they jump around w/math concepts. One day addition, the next day- time, something else the day after that. Cleanliness issues- lots of illness which I believe to be due to that filthy carpet! Need more extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
I have been sending my children to this school since our boys havbe been in kindergarten. They now are in 3rd grade. I also have a first grader. Our family loves this school. The staff is wonderful, friendly and easy to talk to. The classrooms are clean and each have several computers for our children to work on. My third graders just learned Power Point Presentations! I am also very pleased with GBA academicly. My children are doing great in math and reading! There are about 18 to 25 kids in each class with the younger grades having a parapro to assist the teachers. They meet everyones needs. I do have to say there is not a lot of extracurricular activities, but they often send home info for G.B. Parks & Rec. and other activities in the area. There is a lot of parent involvement, which is always welcomed and encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
My grandson has attended GBA since kindergarten and is now in the 4th grade. My daughter is very pleased with the overall education that he is receiving and he has certainly excelled in most all subjects. There seems to be very caring and well trained teachers as far as we can see. I do wish there were extra curricular activities such as band, sports, etc as most kids who have to leave after 8th grade are at a disadvantage to partake in these activities when they enter public schools because they have had no prior involvement or learning experience. There really needs to be some extracurricular activites implemented for these children.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2004
Unfortunately I removed my three children from the school after 2 years. The teachers have been wonderful, but bullies are allowed to disrupt the classrooms and are not disciplined. Administration is very slow and very hesitant to react and does not return phone calls promptly. I would recommend this school only for younger students.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2004
I wrote a review of this school this time last year. My four children still attend GBA. This past year wasn't as successful as I had hoped. The supervision provided during lunch and recess were untrained. Administration was disrespectful to adults. Children with behavior problems were allowed to run the classrooms. I feel all students should be treated equal. I am not giving up on the school just yet. I know that this school can be a very positive experience for my children when the school is running the way it should be. I plan to voice my opinion more, and to get involved in the parent group. Let's hold the administration accountable and make the effort to make the changes our children deserve. Then if there are still problems, changing schools can be considered. Don't just run to a new school first. Our children need to see us making the effort.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
My son attended Grand Blanc Academy and we loved this school. The teachers took the time to build a relationship with my son, every year he was sad to leave his teacher. The afterschool program is also excellent. I have moved out of state and we miss GBA and all the teachers and staff

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2004
I am afraid that this school was unable to provided the help my daughter need. We found the entire staff to unhelpful and unwatchful of the childern. my daughter is now in public school, and is doing much better. Her reading level has tripled in the last six months.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2004
My husband and I are so thankful for this school for our daughter, this is the first time we feel she is finally getting the best education. She got nothing from public schools. Grand Blanc Academy has provided our daughter with the help she needs to catch up with the things that she should have been taught in public schools. The principal is very willing to listen and help and has shown a great interest in our daughters education. I'd recomend this school to anyone who cares about their childs education. We are truely blessed to have the Grand Blanc team be a part of our family.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2003
My daughter is in her second year at Grand Blanc Academy. The teachers have so far been excellent! The teachers she has had care about the students and give them 1 on 1 personal attention. She attended pre-school for two years at two different schools prior to being enrolled in Grand Blanc Academy and the level of comittment at this school is so much greater then the previous ones she attended. I have recommended this school to many of my friends and my daughter will continue to attend this school as long as she is able to. I highly recommend it to you as well. What an awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My child is in his 3rd year at the academy and overall has had a very positve experience. I pulled him out of public schools in 1st grade and am very pleased that I did. They care more about the children rather than the dollars they would get vs the public schools. They work very hard with each child and each child has every opportunety to excel in every subject. Parent involvement is crucial for any school to succeed weather its helping in the classroom, volunterring items needed or just knowing what your child is doing and making sure the homework is done. I would give this school 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
My children are in their second year at Grand Blanc Academy. I have been very involved in the school and have been very happy not only with the education but also the discipline and qualities of teaching. The principal is always there to greet and oversee not only the classrooms but mrning and afternoon dismissal. The only negative feedback I have seen from parents in this school are from the ones whose children are behavior problems. Overall I believe that this style of teaching has been very good for my children.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
My child is currently enrolled at this school. He began kindertgarten at a Flint Edison School. When there was an opening at GBA, I immediately transferred him. The Principal and teachers have been very instrumental in making his transitions successful. He is now a first grader and loving it! He went from hating school and severe discipline problems to being a model student through the patience and care of the staff at GBA. Had I kept him in public school, they would have written him off as special ed. I know because I attended public school and saw it time and again. GBA was recommended to me through a friend and it was the best choice I could have made.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
My three boys have been in this school since it opened. I am completely disturbed by the broken promise to extend to 12th grade. In addition, the lack of supervision on the playground led to several incidents where my children were hurt. When bringing these concerns to the principal, I was summarily dismissed. As such, I dismiss GBA. I am enrolling my children in the local public schools this year. I would never again recommend this school to any parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2003
I previously had 2 children at Grand Blanc Academy. My eldest child attended Grand Blanc Academy for 2 years and my youngest attended for 1 year. After the continuing bad experiences, lack of teachers (4th and 5th grades) abilities, skills and cooperation, and total disapproval and dissappointment of their system I removed my children and they are now attending Public school.

- submitted by a parent
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Grand Blanc Academy
5135 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI  48439
(810) 953-3140
Last modified Grand Blanc Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grand Blanc Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top