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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+

Enrolling

Grades
PK, K-12
Students
4,698
From Granada Hills Charter

Granada Hills Charter prepares students to take charge of their future. Led by a group of visionary leaders, teachers and parents, the school first opened in 1960 and converted to an independent charter school in 2003. With its fiscal, governance and instructional program independence, the GHC community has created a powerful learning environment in which all students are able to thrive.

Today, Granada Hills Charter High School is one of the largest independent charter high schools in the country with more than 4,750 students walking the breezeways on two sites, the Zelzah main campus and the Devonshire campus (formerly Pinecrest School). GHC continues to serve students and families who reside within the pre-charter residential attendance boundary and provides open enrollment to all others. Each year we have a long waiting list of 2,000+ hopeful students seeking the excellent and diverse curricular, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities of a vibrant comprehensive high school.

Granada Hills Charter Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1260
1,345 responses
Average ACT
29
347 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.143 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.143 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 525 responses
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Senior Day
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • School dances
    10%
  • Homecoming Parade
    10%
  • Pep Rally's
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    4,698
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    52%
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.154 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.154 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.154 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    26:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $90,556
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    5.6%
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.205 responses
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.205 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.205 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Low
    Expenses Per Student
    $15,506/ year
    National
    $12,239
    91%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.209 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.209 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.209 responses

    Granada Hills Charter Reviews

    1,403 reviews
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    Granada Hills Charter High is an average school, like every school I have even attended or heard of. Most of the teachers I've had are nice and are good at teaching us. However, there are some teachers that are not good at teaching. The work load at Granada is not horrible, but it really depends what program you are in and what classes you are taking. Some teachers give a reasonable amount of work, but other teachers assume none of the students have a life and they give so much work. In addition, Granada does not implement any BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) readings/books in their classes which is a disappointment. At least our sports teams are the best, right? Well, except our football team. They barely win any games. Thank you!
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    Granada provides one of the best high school opportunities you could ask for. Challenging yet fun obstacles will help you grow into an independent and free thinker through the years. The teaching staff are always ready to assist you at a moment's notice. Arguably more challenging than some colleges, Granada is guaranteed to leave you better prepared than anyone else. Not to mention they've got huge sports teams with excellent coaches. My track Coach was a professional who ran in Massive events all the way in Japan!
    I love how enthusiastic and funny my teachers are. My teachers, specifically Mr. Lee and Mr. Bracho, really connect with their students and make learning an enjoyable experience. I always feel excited to join their classes and I actually feel motivated to participate in class disscussions!