Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA - Niche

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Grant Union High School is a public school in Sacramento, California. It has 2,062 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 33% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 212 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1400 Grand Ave
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 286-1000

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 212 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Grant is in the center of the heights, so it's rough. Everyone who attends has some background in adversity. The thing that makes the school so worthwhile for investment is the whole community's attitude towards uplifting each and every student. We refuse to leave any child left behind. Grant is full of pride and it is a place where everyone grows to become family.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: There are some good qualities about grant, its diversity but its in a terrible neighborhood. some teachers dont bother to follow criteria and its mostly an athletic school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Sports are important. some more than others.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers are fun and interact well with the class. Others sound like robots repeating the same instructions to each class.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Sports is basically what the school focuses on the most. Especially football, it is the pride and joy.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Nehemiah Christian Academy Private, Religious
1.66 Northwood Elementary School Public
2.00 Higher Learning Academy Public, Charter
2.33 Dyer-Kelly Elementary School Public
Sierra School Eastern Private, Special Education
2.00 Norwood Junior High School Public
2.00 D.W. Babcock Elementary School Public
2.66 Noralto Elementary School Public
2.66 Robla Elementary School Public
2.00 Fairbanks Elementary School Public
2.00 Glenwood Elementary School Public
2.66 Morey Avenue Early Childhood Development Center Public
2.33 Howe Avenue Elementary School Public
2.33 Harmon Johnson Elementary School Public
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2.66 Aspire Alexander Twilight Secondary Academy Public, Charter
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UHS Schools - Sacramento Private, Special Education
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2.00 California Aerospace Academy Public, Charter
2.00 Community Collaborative Charter School Public, Charter
2.00 Elwood J. Keema High School Public, Alternative
2.00 Westside Elementary School Public
3.00 Westside Preparatory Charter School Public, Charter
2.66 Oakdale Elementary School Public
2.33 Heritage Peak Charter School Public, Charter
2.66 Community Outreach Academy Public, Charter
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Discovery High School Public, Alternative
3.00 Caleb Greenwood School Public
3.66 James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary School Public
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3.33 Theodore Judah Elementary School Public
2.33 Orchard Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Rio Linda High School 3 mi. 1,927
2.33 Heritage Peak Charter School 3 mi. 1,037
2.66 Community Outreach Academy 4 mi. 1,185
2.66 Natomas High School 3 mi. 1,297
4.00 Mira Loma High School 3 mi. 1,561

Around Grant Union High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Grant Union High School United States Community Outreach Academy Heritage Peak Charter School Mira Loma High School Natomas High School Rio Linda High School
Hispanic 38.0% 24.5% 0% 24.0% 14.0% 50.0% 34.0%
Asian 23.0% 4.7% 2.0% 4.0% 25.0% 10.0% 14.0%
African American 23.0% 15.2% 0% 7.0% 9.0% 21.0% 7.0%
White 6.0% 51.6% 96.0% 38.0% 46.0% 11.0% 36.0%
Pacific Islander 3.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 0% 22.0% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.6%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 20.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 55% The teachers
  • 35% The education the students will receive
  • 5% The experience
  • 5% The food

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 46% The neighborhoog its in
  • 23% The food and the student behavior.
  • 15% Gangs
  • 15% Students lack of participation

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% The students
  • 31% Diversity
  • 31% School and Alumni spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% Different
  • 25% Mediocre
  • 25% Adventurous
  • 8% Eye-opener
  • 0% Prideful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Stay focus on your work
  • 25% Don't expect an incredible experience.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 23% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.