School Details

Grant Elementary School

200 Grant Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4742
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 354 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
55%
56%
77%
71%
65%

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
  • Petaluma City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
51%
46%
93%
72%
66%

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
  • Petaluma City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
69%
65%
81%
75%
72%

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
  • Petaluma City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
69%
60%
68%
61%
65%
83%
64%
57%

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
  • Petaluma City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
70%
60%
75%
65%
55%

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
  • Petaluma City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grant Elementary School is a public elementary school in Petaluma. The principal of Grant Elementary School is Judith Martin, who can be contacted at jmartin@pet.k12.ca.us. 354 children attend Grant Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Grant Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 354 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grant Elementary School is 19:1. McNear Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 62%
Hispanic 7% 30%
Asian 6% 2%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Multiracial 5% %
Filipino 2% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 2423%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 33%
Limited English proficiency 2% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school that is so well cared for by the students staff and families that attend. The teachers are there because they want to be and the parents are ALL there to support both the teachers and kids. The only important piece of this puzzle that is missing is excellent principal leadership. If the leadership of this school was as in tune with the needs of the children then this school would be five stars for sure!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Grant School has been an excellent school for both of my children! The teachers are experienced and very collaborative. They really know how to differentiate the curriculum so that all levels of learning are accommodated and the teachers support one another. The parents are very involved and there is alot of volunteer support in the classrooms and other school activities. My older child was well prepared for Jr. High and made a very successful transition this year and my younger child is thriving here!

  • (4 years ago)

    Grant School is a perfect school if you are looking for a differentiated education for your child. Teachers take the time to identify individual students needs and hone in on those. Also the parent community is very involved in making sure that the children and teachers are given all the support they need. We love Grant School!

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids love it. The have so much to offer. The upper grades get to do an enrichment rotation and they love it. My son loves the docent led art projects. The grounds are beautiful and it is always nice to see the children gardening at lunch time and after school. The parents are nice and involved and of course they have great test scores. Very balanced and perfect for my kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    Grant has been a great school for my kids! It has very dedicated and caring teachers and a lot of parent involvement with a very active PTA. If it only had strong leadership again this school could be excellent!

  • (5 years ago)

    Grant has great test scores and some very dedicated teachers. Strong parent involvement but also some parent cliques. Leadership is lacking. The playground is not well supervised and aggressive demeaning behavior is allowed. Not bad but could be so much more.

  • (5 years ago)

    Generally decent school safe learning environment good parent involvement. My only criticism Politics have entered the classroom. It is a school very much intune with a liberal leaning curriculum. If that's your mind set it's a great school for you. It's not mine but otherwise the school is fine.

  • (6 years ago)

    its my daughters first year too and her grades went from b's to all A+ I love GRANT

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Grant and I am beyond impressed. There is definitely a commitment to creating a lasting positive impression of learning at a time in children's lives when the impact is greatest. Hats off!

  • (9 years ago)

    Grant School is a great school. It is a public school with a private school feel. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The learning environment is incredible. Both my kids went there from 1st grade through 6th grade. We had two different school principals. Now there is a new one. The principals really do change the atmosphere at the school. It is always good to do research on the new principal and what parents have experienced with them.

  • (9 years ago)

    Grant school is great! My son has attended kindergarten and first grade. He just started 2nd grade. The teachers have all been excellent and very committed. It is definetly a top school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Grant school has been a blessing for my third grade son. The teachers are compassionate and interact frequently with parents. They really get to know our kids. My son loves Grant and the climate of 'learning is fun.' The extra-curriculars are amazing -- we moved here from Oakland where kids must be private schooled to have any elective activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    High quality academic program. High level of parent involvement. Very high quality staff and school administration

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school. Good teachers. Discipline seemed a tad lax

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in first grade at Grant Elementary school and I am very pleased. He has a perfect teacher. She is kind and loving and nurturing and strict and helpful. She rewards positive behavior. The prinicpal is wonderful. I am most impressed by the way the kids react to the principal. Parental involvement is also very high at this school. All in all a great school. There is on site after school care provided by the YMCA.

  • (10 years ago)

    Grant School has a wonderful staff and fantastic principal. Although test scores are a major focus the overall welfare of the students is the main priority. The school staff work hand in hand with the parent community to maintain a quality program. The primary education acheived at Grant is a very solid basis for intermediate school.

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