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 1,924 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 32% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 218 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1400 Grand Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 566-3450

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3.6 from 218 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: What I've known about grant and meeting the students is that they're brilliant. They offer a lot academically but just like every other school they have those select few students that give the school a bad name. They have an amazing nature program, band dancers, football team, faculty and a are very giving throughout the community. I would chose this school because of the continuous push for students to succeed.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: great school with good programs=)
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I feel if you stay on top of your work and out of drama it is a great school for you.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: UC Davis is definitely a great school. It's location has good neighborhoods and has a really good vibe and environment. I can tell many people care for their city. This school is filled with open minded and friendly people. The education system is also great. There's always help when you need it. I think the reason why I wouldn't rate it the best is because of my personal likings. I knew about Davis and been around there since I was a little girl. I didn't live in Davis but I had family who attended Davis before I did. So I guess I wanted new experiences and sights which would bring me to much more excitement. Other than that, Davis is awesome! Go Ags!
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall, my experience in this school has been great; the teachers, students, and staff are truly helpful. They will help you when you need help. Although English was the hardest subject, I feel like I have improve so much in my writing and the way I speak. Without the help of the teachers in this school, I wouldn't even graduate.

    If I can do it all over again, I would still choose this school because I feel like there is more to be learn. Because of the people that I hang out with, I wasn't able to get all the resources that I needed.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Rio Linda High School 3 mi. 1,717
2.33 Heritage Peak Charter School 4 mi. 1,051
2.66 Natomas High School 3 mi. 1,094
2.66 Community Outreach Academy 4 mi. 1,422
4.33 Natomas Charter School 4 mi. 1,398

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Grant Union High School United States Community Outreach Academy Heritage Peak Charter School Natomas Charter School Natomas High School Rio Linda High School
Hispanic 42.0% 25.0% 0% 26.0% 20.0% 50.0% 34.0%
African American 23.0% 15.0% 0% 8.0% 8.0% 20.0% 8.0%
Asian 20.0% 4.8% 2.0% 2.0% 18.0% 10.0% 15.0%
White 7.0% 51.0% 96.0% 43.0% 36.0% 9.0% 36.0%
Pacific Islander 3.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 16.0% 14.0% 5.0% 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 24 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 46% The teachers
  • 32% The education the students will receive
  • 14% The experience
  • 4% Football games
  • 4% The food

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 45% The neighborhoog its in
  • 27% Gangs
  • 18% The food and the student behavior.
  • 9% Students lack of participation

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% The students
  • 33% Diversity
  • 33% School and Alumni spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Different
  • 22% Adventurous
  • 17% Prideful
  • 17% Mediocre
  • 6% Eye-opener
  • 6% Spirited, Well known

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Stay focus on your work
  • 19% Don't expect an incredible experience.
  • 19% Stay focus and ask question when needed.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.