I do believe this school is a good school it has plenty of extracurricular activities for the children that attend there.I am pleased so far with the results that I have seen but there should be more fund raising for the school there is not hardly any I think this puts the school in a downfall with trying to raise money. I do believe the school would do better with more funding.The other thing that fell short was the parent involvement. I don't believe some of the parents understand yes the teachers are getting paid to teach your kids but you do need to be teaching them at home. they learn from you too. I have 4 children in elementary school and believe me I know it is hard. but I play my part in teaching. Grantham is a nice school.The parents just need to be more involved with there.
Grantham Elementary School is a public middle school in Clarkston. The principal of Grantham Elementary School is Don Lee. 240 students go to Grantham Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 87% of the 240 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grantham Elementary School is 14:1. Elementary Alternative Center is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||3%||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||87%||58%|
This school has an great caring and loving staff that go above and beyond to give the best possible education to our kids. Students do well on academic tests and skills because the teachers use lots of different kind of styles to give every child a chance to learn. Our kids are given a chance to join a fantastic marimba band that is kept very busy playing all over Washington state. For three year there was an all school musical with many speaking parts and terrific music. One of them was a play about Lewis and Clark which was written by one of the teachers. That teacher also has a drama class after school. We also had 'Bookin Across Washington' where they traveled on a pretend road to many cities in Washington. Parents are always welcome in the classrooms and to help with the many activities.
I love this school and my children love this school. The staff is happy every time I come in. Wonderful programs like drama club a marimba band and they are very involved with the community.The teachers and secretary's know all the students on a personal level. I love this school!
In reference to 'parent' who posted about textbooks etc. You can't argue with success! Oh and many private schools cannot affort textbooks. Research will show that textbooks do not teach children - teacher do!
This school has no math textbooks nor Health Science etc...has textbooks for reading/literature only. Some outrageous curriculum where the teacher and workbooks only Did I mention no math textbook? -supposedly the schools WASL scores have improved in Math since new curriculum was implemented I'm not going to argue but we're going private school next year.