School Details

Grady Middle School

5215 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
(713) 625-1411
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 518 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
64%
71%
76%
70%
74%
77%
64%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
72%
77%
38%
56%
71%
86%
72%
77%
77%
64%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
77%
84%
81%
76%
77%
88%
77%
84%
62%
68%
75%
71%
57%
63%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
75%
78%
100%
82%
85%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Houston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grady Middle School is a public middle school in Houston. The principal of Grady Middle School is Ms Gretchen E Kasper and can be contacted at gkasper@houstonisd.org. 518 children attend Grady Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 18% of the Grady Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 518 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 44% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Grady Middle School is 15:1. Amigos Por Vida-Friends For Life C is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 47% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 28%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 63%
Limited English proficiency 18% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 60% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I've been at Grady for 3 years (6-8) and I love it. Grady has a great mix of students and with its small size it's easy to make friends. It has offered many different extracurricular activities to me and I've participated in sports Student Council Yearbook staff and National Junior Honor society. The acedemics are great and I've learned so much here.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in his second year at Grady and enjoys it very much. I'm very please with the teachers and the staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attends Grady and I must say she does enjoy the school and as a parent I do too. The Principal and the Staff are wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    I say Grady is an excellent school for my child. She has been given a great opportunity to join many extra curricular activities. Such as choir pre algebra yoga drama Spanish art and more! Grady is an excellent school to be in with great teachers and great oppurtunities. I hope that even more students will go there and see that it is one of the most excellent schools ever!

  • (7 years ago)

    I thought grady was a fairly ok school. Some of the kids there are nice and some mean just like in other schools. It made the kids focus on school and not anything else. I went to another school and I prefer Grady better.

  • (8 years ago)

    Both my children attended Grady and liked the school and the teachers (in most cases). My son was very involved in sports and participated in the football and basketball programs. I liked the way the coaches took time to help my son develop his skill particularly in football. My daughter was involved in the choir and the school play for both 7th and 8th Grade and she enjoyed both. I felt like the courses for both my children were challenging and the writing program particularly eighth grade outstanding. Both of my children have moved on to Lamar High School IB program and I think that the Pre-AP classes at Grady helped prepare them. I liked the fact that Grady families may choose from Lamar Lee or Westside. I think the best thing about Grady was its small size. It really feels like a neighborhood school.

  • (8 years ago)

    We were not satisfied with Grady though others liked it. Perhaps it depends on the nature of the child in question. Better suited for 'tough' teens rather than sensitive ones.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's not what they promised it would be. Some faculty don't teach effectively and even hold back grades from the students (very bad when you want a progress report and need to know where to improve). A severe lack of communication between the school and parents (some staff even avoid making appointments with you). The administration is just as bad. Rules on dress code and identification make me feel more like the staff is more interested in making things easier for them than on the welfare of the students. That's just the tip of the iceburg. I had an instance where my daughter was about to be stranded alone at an after school sports function just because a school official didn't want to wait 15 minutes after the event was over. Grady promises advantages in preparing for high school but instead the school acted more self-serving and lax towards students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Grady is a good school. I have 1 son that goes there and he is in the advanced academics program there. Truly Grady is only a good school if your son/daughter is in the advanced program. At Grady its called Pre-Ap in the District (HISD) its called G/T (gifted and talented).

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