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 1,984 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 231 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 231 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities at this school is very diverse. It has a lot of great clubs which you can join and have an enjoyable experience there.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My 4 years at Grant has been a very enjoyable experience. I truly am grateful for meeting all these new spectacular students and amazing teachers. They truly made my high school experience an enjoyable one.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at Grant Union High School are very good at teaching. There knowledge is so abundant and profound that it amazes me at times. I truly try my best to try and live up to my teacher's expectations.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers at Twin Rivers District are hardworking. Setting up lessons, activities, and practices really help and engage students with learning. Tutoring after school is another great plan that they have set up. Teachers strongly care for the students and want them to succeed.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Bullying isn't a big problem at our school, no one really bothers making funny of anybody are harming anybody for that matter. We have securities securing us and making sure everything's okay we have one officer on campus who does his job well. Our school nurse isn't that great she's rude and doesn't really care also she isn't friendly or nice. We could also do better with cleaning up food they're always seems to be a mess.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Rio Linda High School 3 mi. 1,751
2.33 Heritage Peak Charter School 4 mi. 1,103
2.66 Natomas High School 3 mi. 1,077
Community Outreach Academy 4 mi. 1,472
4.00 Natomas Charter School 4 mi. 1,492

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

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 43.0% 25.0% 0% 25.0% 21.0% 51.0% 35.0%
African American 23.0% 15.0% 0% 9.0% 7.0% 18.0% 8.0%
Asian 19.0% 4.8% 1.0% 3.0% 18.0% 11.0% 14.0%
White 7.0% 51.0% 97.0% 52.0% 36.0% 7.0% 35.0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 6.0% 15.0% 8.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.6%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 19.1%

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 31 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 34% The teachers
  • 24% The education the students will receive
  • 18% The experience
  • 12% Football games
  • 6% The student spirit
  • 4% Faculty
  • 2% The food

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 41% The neighborhoog its in
  • 22% Gangs
  • 22% The food and the student behavior.
  • 12% Students lack of participation
  • 3% Nothing

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Diversity
  • 32% School and Alumni spirit
  • 28% The students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 24% Different
  • 16% Adventurous
  • 16% We have great Pacer Pride .
  • 12% Prideful
  • 12% Mediocre
  • 8% Spirited, Well known
  • 8% Eye-opener
  • 4% Love

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Stay focus on your work
  • 29% Stay focus and ask question when needed.
  • 14% Don't expect an incredible experience.
  • 5% Be a kid. Have friends, smart ones.
  • 5% You'll love it here, you will be apart of a family

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.