• Grandview High School9

    Aurora, CO | Arapahoe County

    December 5, 2014


    I am currently a senior at GHS and have a lot of things to address. First off, it is true we are a Cherry Creek High Light - we can't really compare academically or athletically to them - but that IS OK. I personally have found my education here to be top-notch regardless; I have a 4.4 GPA and participate in Track and Baseball. We aren't a "rich white school" like Creek, we have a lot more diversity among the students and that is really good. There are some really good teachers - shoutout to Mr. Chilton - who make learning fun and exciting. Also we are infinitely better than overland and smoky hill so yah. GHS is a safe and good choice for teachers and parents deciding which high school to go to.

    Submitted by a student

    September 18, 2013


    All Grandview cares about is their test scores and sports programs. They don't care about the students. At all. Take it from a student, the faculty is so bias towards those who are involved in sports, cheer, poms, or anything that could win them a trophy. Parents don't know, and yet they pretend to know what Grandview is really like. Do not send your child to Grandview. I started freshman year feeling confident and making friends, but now that it's my senior year I've been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Oh, the teachers don't care about that either. They don't want to hear about anything that would prevent you from turning in your precious homework. The only things I've gained from Grandview are 3 close friends, 2800 enemies, and enlightened knowledge as to how terrible government funded public education truly is.

    January 27, 2013


    I graduated from GHS in 2004 and have come to appreciate everything it had to offer. I found myself very prepared to attend one of the best engineering schools in the country. I still think back and remember being not only challenged, but motivated by great teachers who genuinely cared. Looking at the other reviews on here I'm happy that trend is continuing!

    January 20, 2012


    Graduated in 2008 Grandview has: Great academics Teachers help at all costs Top Notch Athletics/Coaches Great Connections With Colleges Good Environment/Area

    Submitted by a student

    September 24, 2011


    I just graduated from GHS last year, 2011, and I loved the time that I spent there. Yes, there are the students that drive the nice cars but they are not their's they belong to their parents and a lot of students in my class bought their cars or had to share with someone in their family if it did belong tho their parents. The teachers are very nice and if you talk to them they usually will go out of their way to help you succeed, which helped me with the transition to college. They take it apon themselves to prepare you for college, they don't have to do that for the students but they do if you form a bond with them. With the athletics I was on the volleyball team but was forced to stop due to injury but I made a connection with the basketball coach and became their manager for three years. Students have to try and get involved, join a club or sport. That is were I found my best friend and have made friends with some of my teachers, whom I still call for advice. Grandview is an AMAZING school and there is where my best memories are.

    Submitted by a student

    May 19, 2011


    I have two children attending Grandview and couldn't be more pleased with their high school experience. The academics are top notch. I am amazed at the variety and amount of course offerings available to the students. There is something for everyone, on any academic level. I am always impressed with the administrative presence at all events, sports, academic or the arts. Adminstration truly cares about this school. The "responsible freedoms" mentality that the school promotes has made my children feel like they are valued and trusted in their own enviroment. As one administrator told me, " how do you expect these kids to go out in the world in four short years when you keep them under lock and key? "They need to be given freedoms and will suprise you by stepping up and being able to handle it while still under the guidance of parents, teachers and administrators." Socially, there is something for everybody and all groups and clubs are recognized, this is not a football only atmosphere. Some reviewers report a lack of diversity at the school but how are they to control the ethnicity of those moving into the area? I feel very fortunate that my children attend Grandview!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 12, 2010


    Offers diversity in classes, clubs, teachers are very caring, and motivate students

    Submitted by a parent

    April 9, 2010


    This is the best school in Colorado. Period. Almost all of the teachers are amazing, qualified and will go out of their way to help out a student. There are class difficulties for all students; College Prep, Advanced Placement, Honors and normal classes. The sports programs are excellent, with over 75 appearances in state competitions in all sports. If sports is not your thing, there is the theatre/band program, which I have to say is nothing short of the best in Colorado. We have the 3rd best Chambers Choir in the WORLD. If you don't like any of these and are a social person, I guarantee you will find some people to hang out with. I moved to Aurora from a country on the other side of the world, and within the first week, I made some friends. The only con is how early school starts. 7:20 AM.

    Submitted by a student

    January 20, 2010


    Like wise, after reviewing the reviews, I too think it is good school, however, I too feel it is not diverse enough to inlcude minority students. The district itself represents small amount of minorities in general, which is not the problem. I do feel the district is doing a good job on trying to reach out and address the issues that come with small percentage. Some teachers do a great job, others are very questionable. My son has attended going on 3 years, and because it is a neighborhood school, we maintain him. The principle is a great guy who listens, reaches out, and address issues. Overall, it is good, I would not say great.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 22, 2009


    Good school with some serious downsides. The curriculum is strong. The instruction is adequate. Students would benefit from a smaller student to teacher ratio. Likewise, academic enocouragement was not wehre I would have liked to see it. This was a continuation from middle school. It seemed students were rewarded for busy work vs comprehension on both levels. My son attended for one year. He enjoyed the friends he made, the academic schedule and the well equipped facility. He did not appreciate the lack of diversity and insensitivity toward other student's cultures and students of color in general. Equitable access to athletic programs and diversity were a huge dissappointment at Grandview.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 21, 2009


    My son attends Granview and I think it is an excellent school. I believe he is receiving a very solid education there that will help him have success in college. The music/band programs under the direction of Mr. Farmer are outstanding. The jazz bands in particular are, IMO, some of the best high school jazz bands in the state.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 15, 2009


    Teacher are so involed and want to do everything possible to help your child.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 27, 2009


    Grandview is an amazing school. Very few schools match up to the standards of Grandview. There were many complaints about not helping the 'average' student. This is a valid point only if the student doesn't go and talk to the teachers and staff. If approached the faculty is extreamly helpful and none will say no to help. Of course, some teachers are going to be better than others but no teacher will refuse to help you. Grandview is NOT for the socially backward, unless you are socially backward fitting in the the 'groups' is not a problem. Also the rich kid sterotype in not very accurate. It is true that a lot of the parents are rich but very few, i mean very few of the kids act rich.

    Submitted by a student

    May 7, 2009


    Excellent social studies, foreign language, business, math and performing arts programs especially. Committed staff and involved parents.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 30, 2009


    I've been to many different schools in not only Colorado, but other states as well. I must say Grandview was by far my favorite. I don't attend there anymore, and i wish i was. The safety is very high, sometimes gets annoying when you would try to ditch. lol. The classes challenge you, and the teacher genuinely care. Now, im a junior today and i was a freshman when i attended GHS. Even though i absolutely hate school, Grandview has a lot of my favorite high school memories.

    Submitted by a student

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