School Details

Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School

13000 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 756-2700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2433 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School is Linda Ibach and can be contacted at linda.ibach@lausd.net. 2,433 students attend Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 2,433 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School is 19:1. Jack London Community Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
Unspecified 0.9% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 646343%
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 75%
Limited English proficiency 17% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son and I love this school. He is in the Technology Magnet and we could not have asked for a better placement. The counselors are off the charts fantastic and the teachers are great too. If you keep an open line of communication between the staff your child and yourself great things happen. There are a lot of advanced opportunities available for the taking if you just ask. Parent participation is disappointing but I do my part and feel great about it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very disappointing. They do not evaluate kids to find out where they need the help. Teachers are not in tune with their students. Some wish they were not in school. This school needs to be changed into a charter school. I feel money is being taken away from the student programs and given to the football team. I feel its mismanaged finance and education wise. I feel it should audited.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from this school in 2013 and honestly wish I had gone to a better school. All the teachers except for a couple magnet teachers hate their lives there. They wait for the last bell to ring more than the actual students. The math teachers there are a joke. None of them can teach and are extremely disorganized. i am in college now and feel as though Grant High School did not prepare me for the rigorous courses.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are fights everyday and it is making the community look awful so don't come here you'll leave with. Black eye

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is off the charts terrible bringing your child here is an awful mistake

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has opened it's arms wide for my son who is ADHD. Other schools offered nothing where this school is more than willing to take the extra steps my child needs to succeed with his education.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student graduating from Grant High school I would recommend this school to the person who wants an affordable and well rounded school. I believe Grant is a great school socially but educationally it is very lacking and the emphasize on education isn't priority for many teachers. Social life at Grant is very good people here are usually found in their own "cliques" and other social groups. There are a plethora of clubs and sports here due to Grant being 6A. Education at grant is the biggest downfall of this school. This is typical of any public school. While parent involvement is high I regret to inform that teachers here don't put priority on education. Sure you can carve yourself a great education here from higher level classes but the majority of the classes I've taken here were filled with unenthusiastic students who failed to see the importance of education. Many of them slack off and skip classes. It's sad but its the truth if you don't take challenging classes. Grant has defiantly done it's job as a high school constructing a bridge to college. Yet at the same time I feel like the "success" I've had as a student has mainly been from my own initiative.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very good school hasn't had a fight in over 2 years. I suggest this school to anyone really. some people think this school has major issues but they used to but over the years this school has changed and is still improving

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school! especially compared to the ones in the same area. Teachers willing to help students succeed efforts to keep up school spirit positive motivation to get involve with clubs sports and programs. Definitely recommend this school!! You will not regrat enroling your student into this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    The 10/15/11 post must be from someone who does not know the school or is not involved. The school leadership under the current principal is very good. Teachers are seasoned and have better credentials than private schools. Grant's API scores are up over last year and they hit their API growth goals. Yes - it is a public school and there are many students who show no interest in their education - why? Because their parents show no interest. I have had 2 kids go to top universities after graduating from Grant and have 2 more there now. Stop complaining and step up and be part of the solution.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is in desperate need of fixing. The staff fails to compromise with the students and the students themselves show little to no interest in their education. It is advised you do not check into the school given the choice.

  • (3 years ago)

    Grant High School is not the best but it is a good school. The teachers are great and they really want you to succeed. Would recommend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's much better than what it used to be. There used to be gangs and violence but now there is much less. The school is better now and the teachers are great. Happy to attend.

  • (4 years ago)

    man that school is of the chain my brother went there !!! man he had some pretty great times up in that school but not because it was educationally ..man there was fights AND ALL OTHER SORTS OF OTHER STUFF I KNOW A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THERE TOO THAT THINK ITS A ROCKIN SCHOOL BUT HAY PANORAMA HIGH IS BETTER LOL

  • (4 years ago)

    Grant High School was probably the most infamous school in the Van Nuys-Valley Glen area. Even though so many people would write negative stuff it's true. But it's a great school and the environment is great. Valley College is right next door and that also provides great education. Grant HS taught me a lot of things. Every staff member is experienced. PS Cant forget Terzian saying "No hats no beanies no do-rags." LMFAO!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Grant offers an excellent education and I m very concerned about the previous entry from a disgruntled student. Grant does offer an excellent education But the key word is offers The teachers are dedicated and the curriculum is rigorous but if the student doesn t put in the effort the offered education doesn t translate into student learning.. Students must do their homework daily. Parents need to check on the homework and not be content to let their child copy someone else s before school. If your student doesn t understand their homework Grant offers tutoring daily before and after school. Students need to be in class and not ditch. Parents don t sign off on that absence that you didn t know about your student may be reliving pain with medical marijuana. If your child has a cell phone (and what child doesn t?) check the bill to ensure those text messages aren t being sent during class time.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a horrible school. The teachers are mostly inadequate with the small exception of a few and the environment in incredibly negative. Gang fights drug abuse - all sorts of things. It's a fine school for kids coming from Madison Middle school but mostly those who are from Millikan will be shocked and willing to transfer within the first week. Classes are of course overcrowded and inadequately taught for the most part. I am so happy to be finishing my high school years at a different much better school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because I graduated from there not two years ago and I am glad for the person I am today thanks to everything including this school and their wonderful faculty.

  • (7 years ago)

    its the best school ever!

  • (9 years ago)

    Parents are involved a lot and there are a lot of kids that go there.

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