About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Granada Hills Charter High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Granada Hills Charter High School had an API growth score of 878 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Granada Hills Charter High School's 2012 base score was 877 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Granada Hills Charter High School had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Granada Hills Charter High School Reviews
We sent our oldest (Senior '07) and second child (Freshman) there for a year. Many years before that I had walked the petition around our neighborhood endorsing it to change to a charter, thinking that it would enhance parent input, boy was I wrong!There are 1800+ students waiting to get in, so if you are unhappy, oh well! During a parent staff meeting we are given 2 minutes to voice our concerns, they have unlimited time. So they don't deal with frustrated parents they" Post OUR(board) decision" at a later date. Too many kids, not enough teachers. They are consumed by test scores, sacrificing understanding for rushing through material to get the info. in for the test.They have their mandatory summer school for all kids in their 9th grade year, meaning that your child does not get a rest between 8th and 9th! If your child does not go, no diploma!Legally, I don't think they would win. I would not recommend sending your child there, try down the street.
The district withdrew the magnet program from Granada. It wasn't Granada's choice. Learn your facts.
I like the curriculum, but I'm not sure that I like that there are so many students, and not enough teaching staff. And if I'm correct Granada Hills no longer offers the Magnet program, because it is now a Charter School.