Principal's Message

     Grandhaven Elementary School’s motto is Student Success – Whatever it Takes!  Grandhaven students consistently, year after year, perform above district average, state average and above demographically comparable schools on state assessments in reading and math.

     Grandhaven has approximately 560 students in grades K-5.  We have approximately 30% English Language Learners, and average class size for grades 1-5 is 23 students, and in Kindergarten is 19 students.

     Our students performed 25.7% above state average in language arts and 35.8% above state average in math.

     We will continue to focus on research based instructional strategies and using students’ performance data to guide instruction, identify student needs, and target academic interventions.  We are dedicated to ensuring academic excellence for all Grandhaven student s by supporting them to develop the foundational skills necessary to be successful in school and life, as they become critical thinkers that are college and career ready.

     We offer Success Now after school program which provides academic support to students who need it the most.  We also partner with McMinnville Parks and Recreation to offer Kids on the Block program for after school care and support for our students and families.  SMART – Start Making a Reader Today, program provides adult volunteers to read with students in our school.

     As parents, you can help by monitoring your student’s homework, asking them questions about school and what they are learning, and reading with them every day, ensuring they maintain good attendance, volunteering at school, and by attending parent-teacher conferences.  We look forward to partnering with you to make sure all our students reach their fullest potential.

     We would like to thank our parents and community members for helping Grandhvaen create an environment in which students can grow academically, socially and emotionally.


Your partner in education,

Marjorie Johnson, Principal

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