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U. S. Grant High School

Public | 9-12 | 1628 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2012

I am a teacher at Grant. The staff is absolutely the best. Tamie Sanders is our claim to fame!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 4, 2011

Began teaching this year at Grant..they are working on a lot of reforms that equal to a lot of paperwork and meetings. None of which equal to improving student learning. Teachers are overwhelmed with paperwork and behavior problems. There is very little parent support...very little admin support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2011

As a current student, I feel it is necessary to admit a review on this school. I love this school with everything that I have. Every school has it's flaws but this one can control them. My teachers whom I have had have always been there for me and I could always talk to them no matter what. I am challenged in my advanced placement classrooms. I am proud to be a U.S. Grant General!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2011

I am an aluma of Grant and think that the teachers and staff are some of the best I've ever seen. They really care about see their students succeed not only in school but in life. Especially the Senior Marine Instructor, Major Weber, of the school's Marine Corps Junior ROTC program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

i have a student who attends grant and i want to know why he never has homework
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

this school is the best i've made alot of new friends and reunited with the old, even though ive only been here for 4 months. i went to chhs for the begging of my freshmen year i learned alot over there but when i moved over here they said that i had an additude problem but i really dont. i love usg so for the people is more friendly than at chhs they give you mean looks and all that kind of stuff. happy to be at u.s.g
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

I attended Grant for four years. I had the opportunity to experience the transition from the old building to the brand new one. Overall it is a great school. Even though not everybody speaks english and there might be some troublemakers (not to mention its underfunded) it is a great school. If anything it gives students a little taste of real life, with real problems.


Posted July 18, 2007

This is a great school for what they have to deal with, it is under funded and has a majority of kids who cant speak english or who's parents dont care what there kids do, the principal is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

I attended Grant for 2 1/2 years. They were the best years I've ever experienced while attending school. The Dance course they offer is a great experience, I was in that course for two years. The after school activities are excellent, I enjoyed being a part of the cheer squad because we loved that school no matter what! It is a great school to send your children despise the rumors going around. ~Jennifer Martin~
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2005

I think U.S Grant is the best school. I learned a lot of good things by going there. But some people miss judge this school by looking at few students. There are a many after school programs.They even got AP and honor classes. 'so pleas do not judge a book by it's cover.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

I attended Grant from 1996-2000. It was a pretty good school in my opinion. The school gets a bad reputation from here-say, which is unjust since most of the people talking bad havent even set foot in the school. Some of the sports teams and clubs suffered from lack of funds, and the school was a little run down, but it was a good experience for me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2004

The Level of quality at Us Grant is Very high I personaly think we need to talk to every parent in to putting their child in MCJROTC program. The school needs to think about making room for the rotc drill hall and physical training room. the kids that have rotc has to train outside in the cold depending on how cold it is outside. I think we need to be put in a building that has a heater or somthing in that nature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

Grant high school is neither terrific or horrid,but it is what your child makes of it. Yes,some of the teachers need a wake up call, but there are many great faculty members. The MCJROTC program at Grant has been the best disciplinary solution to high school students that I have ever seen. I would encourage students,if they attend Grant,to become a part of the program. The diverse student body may be looked at as a 'bad combination', and is thought to be one of the leading problems. It Isn't,but rather the kids can not get past the stereotypes that people set before them,hence they fall into that stereotype. I would reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

Grant is the best school in Oklahoma. The teachers are good and teach you stuff for everyday life and to prepare you for college. The principal is awesome and really cares about his kids past and present. They have activites for everyone to get involved in while the two main ones are football and leadership that I was involved in. rant was the best 4 years of my life and I would do it over again in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 7, 2004

Us Grant Highschoool is a spectacular school. The students attending the school lack discipline at home so they tend to bring it to school. This is not at all in any way the schools fault. I have attended grant for 2 years now and I have also attended Western Heights highschool. I transferred from western heights to attend grant, so that must show something. Grant has so many extra-cirricular activities to choose from. Grant has a wide variety of students attending there and that is why it usually has negative remarks. It is like any other school, all schools have the good and bad teachers, students, parents, and staff. I personally love attending Grant because there is so much to do and they have Ap courses as well as honors classes and I think I have greatly benefited from attending this school. The faculty makes learning fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2003

I have had three children attend U.S. Grant High School during a ten year period of time. and I have not seen any improvement on the teacher's part to be helpful or even care if their students understand their assignmments or pass their classes. My child is a senior at the school this year and is attending the Metro-Tech Vocational Classes at the Springlake Campus, I have been more impressed and felt like my child learned more with the teachers and staff at the vo-tech than she did all 4 yrs. that she attended this high school. This school lacks in teacher's involvement and support outside of the classroom where their JROTC Program is concerned. Hopefully once the new building it built at this school it will attract a better quality of teachers that care if their students succeed or fail in their studies. Unless this school does a major turnaround with it's education programs I would not recommend that your kid attend this high school. I would like to also say that none of my children were trouble makers or got into trouble at this school so my comments are not directed at any certain teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2003

i love this school


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
27%
English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

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In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 71% 14%
White 14% 59%
Black 8% 9%
Native American 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 195%N/A61%
Special education 212%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Clay Vinyard

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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5016 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Phone: (405) 587-2200

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