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Grant Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 415 students

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2011:
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Posted May 13, 2014

The ONLY way this school could improve is to shut it down and start over. There is NO accountability any where in the building. All positive rewards no longer exists. Most if not all parents are not welcome past the office. After (the male principal) left it ALL went downhill. Only wish we could change schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

My daughter loves going to school every day at grant. It is an excellent place to have your children! They have after school activities like volleyball,drummers and dancers,and homework center. My girl has made many friends there and I personally have not had a problem with any of the teachers or staff. I really recommend sending kids to school there. I guaranty they'll love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

Grant is a school where education is valued! The staff work hard and the parent involvement is great. It is a unique school, true to the culture of the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Bad....School is not in a good neighborhood...KIds are rude and are allowed to get out of hand. There were many fights and kids regularly curse at the teachers and have no respect for authority. Teachers are afraid to stand up and kids learn well below their grade level...they are not challenged and parents rarely get involved. So glad I took my kids out of that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

Excellent school!!! (The admin can be rude or look disinterested) but the atmosphere is very warm and happy like an elementary school should be. The teachers? They seem to cater to the exact need of each child individually, and they genuinely care about their students and their success. (I have seen this not just with my child, but all her classmates as well!) I have never had a bad experience here, the teachers are superb! Truly, tremendous environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

Grant is an excellent school! The teachers are awesome and I simply have never had a bad experience working with any of the staff. My daughter loves the school, loves her teachers, and loves going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

Grant is a great place to have your children! Great teachers, afterschool sports available, homework center, choir, Drummers and Dancers club. The principal works well with parents, students, and staff. Mentoring program too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Tremendous school! Teachers are the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Great school- admn dedicated to student acheivement, teachers caring and qualified. Safe and studious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Grant has a positive and challenging program. The staff is well trained and keeps updated constantly on new academic material and ideas. The PE, music and art programs are a big plus. Outside mentoring program for at risk youth and very good parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

I see a lack of parent involvement. Lack of communication. Not enough superpervision. Principal doesn't seem to follow up on parents concerns. I have been lucky with the teachers, Ms.Byrne is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2004

Great school - teachers do a great job working with students
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

I think the teachers do a great job. I beleive more parent envolment is needed, after all the children are our responisiblity. The teachers are not there to raise them for us. We want results, let's get in there and help it happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2003

Lack of communication in the office. Lack of supervision on the playground. Teachers have the attitude of working for the money, not the children.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students48%
Female42%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income40%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students33%
Female31%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income26%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female46%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students43%
Female39%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Special education8%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female39%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Special education33%
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students37%
Female35%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 60%
Two or more races 16% 6%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Hispanic 8% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 18%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Nurse(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:15 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mary Francis Weber
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/TEAM-Gran
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Math club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Grant Elementary has an active parent group, TEAM Grant. This is a great way to be involved in your child's education and be connected to what is going on at the school. T.E.A.M. Grant - "Together Everyone Achieves More!" The Grant Elementary Parent and Teacher Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the school library. There is FREE childcare available.
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