School Details

Grant Union High School

1400 Grand Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 566-3450
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2025 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Twin Rivers Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Twin Rivers Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Twin Rivers Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grant Union High School is a public high school in Sacramento. The principal of Grant Union High School is Darris Hinson, who can be contacted at darris.hinson@twinriversusd.org. 2,025 students attend Grant Union High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 22% of the Grant Union High School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 2,025 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grant Union High School is 20:1. North Area Community School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 33%
Hispanic 44% 31%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 15%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 19% 10%
Filipino 0.9% 1%
Unspecified 0.8% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 69%
Limited English proficiency 22% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Grant is a great school. The instructors and administration are sincerely dedicated to providing it's students a good education and constantly encouraging a college education. Don't judge Grant because of its location. It has less crime than other high schools in the nearby communities. Grant is a "diamond in the ruff".

  • (3 years ago)

    You need to be aware of the teacher's association. They will put themselves before your child. Once your child is profiled by anyone of them your child will not get a fair education at this school. The Principle and the Twin River District aka Grant Union District will not aid you in correcting it. Your child will be put under great stress needed instruction will be withheld and they will receive unfair grades. I suggest if your child is in this school district and is having problems remove them immediately and place them in a charter school. This school will keep them from getting a fair education and get paid for it at their expense. The Principle and the Twin River District aka Grant Union District will do little or no a thing to help your child secure a fair education it is all about the money.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grant high school is such and amazing and diverse school!.. the teachers are very motivational and creative in their techniques. there are many clubs and after school programs which make this school so much more better. The academic courses there have a hint of difficulty and can use a little more emphasis but overall this school is amazing!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are good but es to hard get in contact with them they never call you back. May be they are too busy.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grant is a good school. The AP teachers are the best but the school is more focused on the sports and football. The students who have good grades are not recognized until graduation day and even though Grant is known for football its the worst when it comes to academics.

  • (5 years ago)

    personally i dont like grant high school at all. everything is focused on its football team.

  • (6 years ago)

    Grant is a great school to attend. All the teachers are nice and friendly.

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