Grossmont High School

Grossmont High School serves 2,343 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is equal to the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.
Grossmont High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 2343 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,343 students
Grossmont High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Grossmont High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Grossmont High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Grossmont High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 25:1
Grossmont High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
11%
Grossmont High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
37%
53%
Grossmont High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
5%
6%
Grossmont High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
47%
25%
Grossmont High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
8%
3%
Grossmont High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.42
Grossmont High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
49%
Grossmont High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
9%
Grossmont High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Grossmont Union High School District's student population of 22,555 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,835 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,190 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Grossmont Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
4
Number of Students Managed 22,555 1,757
Grossmont Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 83%
Grossmont Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2007)
District Total Revenue $251 MM $17 MM
Grossmont Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $336 MM $18 MM
Grossmont Union High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,835 $10,238
Grossmont Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,190 $10,739
Grossmont Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Grossmont Union High Special Education Program (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eje Middle Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eje Elementary Academy Charter (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La MesaGrossmont Union High Special Education ProgramSpecial Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2 students
    0 miles
    1100 Murray Dr
    La MesaCA 91944
    (619)644-8115
    09-122
  • El CajonEje Elementary Academy CharterCharter School
    Grades: KG-5 | 461 students
    0.9 miles
    851 South Johnson Ave
    El CajonCA 92020
    (619)401-4150
    0.9KG-5461
  • El CajonEje Middle AcademyCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 170 students
    0.9 miles
    851 South Johnson Ave
    El CajonCA 92020
    (619)401-4150
    0.96-8170
  • La MesaNorthmont Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 498 students
    0.9 miles
    9405 Gregory St
    La MesaCA 91942
    (619)668-5830
    0.9KG-6498
  • El CajonEmerald Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 578 students
    1 miles
    1221 South Emerald Ave
    El CajonCA 92020
    (619)588-3097
    16-8578

School Reviews

I just graduated from this school and i really loved it. By far it was the best school i have ever been to and i've tried different high schools, but this school truly is an awesome school to go to. Of course every school has there pros and cons, but no school is perfect! I recommend going to this school you will have an incredible experience. :)
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/10/13
Grossmont is a poor excuse for a high school. One of my kids commented about this school saying, Education is about power, not about teaching. This sums up Grossmont and the way it is run. The year after it was made Distinguished School honor, all the programs that gave it that honor were cut. So much for the students. The principal has her favorites, and the teachers use that style as well, for example in drama, sports, and ASB. It is NOT an environment that fosters achievement, but rather one that fosters favoritism, nepotism, and fear. Please go to a different school
- Posted by Parent, 06/08/10
Grossmont used to be a good school, but not anymore. It qualified to get a Distinguished School award from the State, but once that was achieved, all the programs that it used to get the honor were dropped. Standards have been lowered, and very few AP classes are offered.
- Posted by Parent, 05/24/10

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