Grossmont High School

Grossmont High School serves 2,602 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Grossmont High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 2602 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,602 students
Grossmont High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Grossmont High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Grossmont High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from : 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 22:1
Grossmont High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
11%
Grossmont High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
33%
52%
Grossmont High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
6%
7%
Grossmont High School Black (1988-2012)
White
50%
26%
Grossmont High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Grossmont High School Sch Ethnicity Grossmont High School Sta Ethnicity
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 (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
Grossmont High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
Grossmont High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,471 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Grossmont Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed 23,471 1,671
Grossmont Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Grossmont Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2007)
District Total Revenue $268 MM $19 MM
Grossmont Union High School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $307 MM $18 MM
Grossmont Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,800 $11,099
Grossmont Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,382 $10,975
Grossmont Union High School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • La Mesa Grossmont Union High Special Education Program
    Special Education School
    1100 Murray Dr
    La Mesa , CA , 91944
    (619)644-8115
    Special Education School
    0  mi  |  62  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • El Cajon Eje Middle Academy
    Charter School
    851 South Johnson Ave
    El Cajon , CA , 92020
    (619)401-4150
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  163  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • El Cajon Eje Elementary Academy Charter
    Charter School
    851 South Johnson Ave
    El Cajon , CA , 92020
    (619)401-4150
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • La Mesa Northmont Elementary School
    9405 Gregory St
    La Mesa , CA , 91942
    (619)668-5830
    0.9  mi  |  504  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • El Cajon Emerald Middle School
    Magnet School
    1221 South Emerald Ave
    El Cajon , CA , 92020
    (619)588-3097
    Magnet School
    1  mi  |  654  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 10, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended June 08, 2010 - 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
  • Recommended May 24, 2010 - 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

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