Our school is the best. I am proud to say that my daughter and now my grandson attended Grapeview. Excellent staff teachers and attendants. So proud to be a part of this school.
Grapeview Elementary & Middle School is a public middle school in Allyn. The principal of Grapeview Elementary & Middle School is Joan Jensen. 218 students go to Grapeview Elementary & Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 36% of the 218 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grapeview Elementary & Middle School is 17:1. Pioneer Intermediate/Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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I love our school! I love every teacher there and couldn't ask for a better principal she's awesome! We were welcomed into the school and treated like family. The people that left the bad reviews. I'm sorry you didn't have a good expedience but I have 5 kids in the school and everyone of them has improved in classes and behavior. They even manage to keep my special needs child under control and have him passing his classes with straight A's! It's really sad to me that these nasty reviews dropped the schools score so much cuz honestly there is no better school out there for my children. I would drive them every day for hours to bring them to this school is that good!
I would not recommend this school. The school does have issues with bullying which I think is ridiculous considering the size of the school. The principle is not at all likable. Some of the staff members are not at all likable. There have been times that my children have had an issue with cafeteria staff a teacher and what not with no phone call home to me from the school or a note. I have also found that certain policies are often water down toward the end of the school year. There have also been times that I have updated my contact number but the school seems to not get it correct. Yea it is a small school but that comes with drawbacks as well. When you got kids that have been with each other from day one it is important to not overlook the issue of bullying. Sometimes when an outsider- new student- enrolls in the school that child is not alway warmed received. This is something I think the principle should be well aware of. The curriculum is so so if your child has an issue with reading the school will help.However I could not recommend this school due to the many issues stated and then some. Issues that not even parent involvement seem to clear up.
Terrible. Nobody likes the principal; neither do I. If your kid already hates school doesn't want any friends swears worse than a sailor (they say terrible things especially the girls) and has a phobia of good teachers. Ridiculously small and really unreasonable rules. Kids bully WAY more than they should. Don't go here please.
Please do not disregard this review. My son attended this school but we had to transfer him to another. This school is run on intimidation. The principal is not an advocate for the students. Bullying is rampant and a huge problem in this school and is not addressed.
In seeing previous reviews I must say that I think some are a bit harsh towards our principal. I've had great communication with her she has her hands full with an above average number of kids attending the school that possess learning and/or behavioral difficulties. Most of the teachers are good if not great. Parent involvement and knowledge honestly lies in the laps of the parents there are many opportunities to be involved in the school...involvement is welcomed and yet many parents choose not to. That responsibility is not the principal's fault nor should blame be placed her way. I do agree that the curriculum should be more challenging my son is breezing through but sadly many in his class are struggling with the basics. Good location good values sound staff. There's always room for improvement the first step to improvement is more involvement.
Great small school. Sometimes described as a private public school. Principal has provided strong leadership and is constantly improving the quality of student education. A great school.
Much of the problem is with the current principal at Grapeview. She rarely follows through on anything she promises i.e. if she promises the children a reward for good behavior she fails to follow through. This a VERY poor example because they have no motivation to learn anything. On the positive side Quite a few of the teachers are positive role models for the kids. Many are dedicated to their jobs and I can say the administration seems to do a great job when it comes to hiring on good teachers. Another positive about this school is the attention paid to safety (on and off the playground) and the lack of tolerance toward bullies. The curriculum however leaves much to be desired. And there is rarely a challenge for kids who are brighter-than-average (also a huge issue). So by far the negatives outweigh the positives and I wouldn't recommend this school.
I like the small classes and the teachers they work hard and the students get the one on one time that the they need. I like the area that the school is in. My children have been going there since my child was in second grade and is now in fifth grade and has learned a lot.
Good teachers small rural setting. Small class sizes. Leadership is lacking. Parents not kept informed. School calender on website is from last year. Principal does not return phone calls. Speech and Language Specialist quit last December and we were not informed until 2 months later. Pre-School program is okay. Nothing special. Is not a good school or district if your child has special needs. They just do not have the resources.
Grapeview School provides a great education and a warm small town feel to its school. It's great!