Award Year: 2015

Grand View Elementary School

455 24th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266-4337

(310) 546-8022

Mrs. Rhonda Steinberg, Principal at time of Nomination

Manhattan Beach Unified School District

School Website

Mission

Grand View's vision is to create a stimulating, innovative, enjoyable and supportive environment to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all children.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 86%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Grand View is a national award winning Green Ribbon School

Grand View is a national award winning Green Ribbon School

Grand View's vision is to create a stimulating, innovative, enjoyable, and supportive environment to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all children. We have implemented an innovative "Makerspace" program that provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, invent, and learn as they deeply engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) principles. Makerspace offers our students opportunities to investigate and tinker in a collaborative environment that encourages open-ended creativity and problem solving. The Gator Maker's motto is "Believe! If you can imagine it, you can make it."

Grand View Elementary earned national recognition as one of the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. We received this honor in 2012 in recognition of our innovative efforts to reduce our school's carbon footprint. Grand View "Gators" are committed to protecting our environment and making a difference for our planet!

Our school has a tradition of consistent academic growth and continually strives to exceed expectations. Grand View earned the California Distinguished School recognition in 1995, 2010 and 2014. Our challenging Common Core standards based curriculum is the school's educational foundation. We feel developing good character is equally as important as growing academic success. We have incorporated a "Character Counts" program to teach citizenship, as well as adopting the "Mind Up" program to teach children techniques to manage stress.

Grand View is an exemplary school that is able to implement many positive programs due to the enthusiasm and collaborative effort of its staff and community.