GRANADA ISLAMIC

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3003 SCOTT BLVD
SANTA CLARA, CA 95054
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Phone: 408-980-1161
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 10:1
  • Students/Grade: 40
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 36
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Nihad Mourad
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (20 ratings)
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    School Reviews (10 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-29
    "GIS used to be a good school with wonderful and caring teachers, great Arabic program and led by an exemplary principal who happened to be one of the founders. All that has diminished, the principal position is now vacant, 3 teachers left early in the year (Quran teacher who has worked more than 10yrs), 3 senior Arabic teachers including the Arabic lead left, on top of that the board terminated 6 female staff on their last day of school and then terminated 2 other admin staff/teachers. This all happened within a span of one academic year. They have replaced them with 3 male staff (discrimination much?). How do you replace that many teachers unless you import teachers straight out of south asia? The board and VP are ruthless and do not listen to mediation committee recommendations. The remaining teachers morale are at the lowest now. How can you teach the students about anti-bullying and empathy when the board and VP themselves are great bullies. I would have given GIS 4 stars but now I think they only deserve 2."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-08
    "I've sent my child to Granada for 2 years since it's been considered the best Islamic school in the area but it was a big mistake. I agree with the parent mentioning kids who go to Granada should be able to deal with both emotional and academical stress. The after school club program this year is quite good for 1st grade and up. However, homework load is too much. Treatment toward children is centered around disciplining them. Rules are too rigid and punishment too harsh for young children. I'll not consider this school ever again and I do not recommend it to anyone who want their kids continue to love school. I believe most people are sending their kids to this school because of a lack of an alternative. When another alternative came up last year for 6th grade and up, two third of the parents preferred to move there from this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-11
    "Highly dedicated teachers and staff. High academic standards. One of the best Arabic programs. Starting to incorporate Islamic teachings into practical hands on activities that students can implement in their lives. Doing good outreach and service activities in middle school. Lots of improvement in character development. The best Islamic school in the bay area."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-15
    "The school needs major improvement if it is going to compete with some of the better private and even public schools out there. The Good: (1) Great Arabic and Islamic studies program The Bad: (1) The school makes drastic changes without ever informing the parents, Parents input in critical matters is very seldom polled and when polled they are usually ignored. The school operates under the philosophy that it knows best what the students need and does not take the parent body seriously or care for their input and satisfaction countries. (3) This school has absolutely no alternative teaching methods. (4) Underdeveloped physical education program. (5) Excessive homework for lower grades and a very stressful class and school environment overall. To sum up: If the administrative and philosophical principles of the school are not a deterrent for you, you should also assess your child to ensure that they are above average (emotionally and academically) and that they can handle a very stressful and vigorous academic environment. Otherwise, this school will not be a good fit for you. This is really the best advice I can offer anyone who is considering sending their child to this school"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-07-14
    "Excellent school, very motivated teachers. Involves parents at all levels. Language arts, maths and Islamic studies teachers are exceptional."
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