Ulysses S. Grant Elementary is a neighborhood school serving on average 500 students in grades K-5. Our school was built in 1966 and is located in the spectacular Pikes Peak region, in scenic Colorado Springs, Colorado. The view from our playground is spectacular! Each day at recess, students and staff enjoy the majestic view of Pikes Peak and the beautiful Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
The Grant Elementary School staff is dedicated to educating students in communicating effectively, gathering and using information, making responsible decisions and adapting to the challenges of the future. This vision guides our daily instructional decisions and practices in providing the best educational experiences for our students. Our high expectations and love for learning have been influential in a steady trend of academic success.
At Grant Elementary we have also implemented the MTSS process. Please click here to access the District MTSS webpage for more information.
Additional educational programs currently available are English As a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, and Educational Support Services. We welcome you to visit our school and observe the exciting educational programs in operation!
Parents and staff work together as educational partners to ensure the academic success of each child. The surrounding Grant community takes pride in our student-centered, family oriented atmosphere. Because many of our parents attended Grant when they were in elementary school, academic and social traditions are honored. We celebrate a strong commitment of support from our PTA parents logging 3000-4000 volunteer hours per year over the past 5 years. Our active PTA organizes family events and has funded many academic needs, field trips, and books for our library. Each PTA or Grant family event is well attended and includes Music programs, PE demonstrations, and Art displays.
The Grant staff utilizes a collaborative, decision-making model to plan, align and implement strategies and interventions based on current research based practices. Grade level teams meet weekly to look at student work and student data, in order to make collaborative data driven decisions in the alignment of standards based curriculum. Grant Goal Teams meet monthly to analyze student data and to align strategies and interventions in order to meet state and district standards. This continuous improvement process supports the academic goals in our School Improvement Plan.
The excellent staff at Grant Elementary is dedicated to the success of the whole child. We strive to create a community of learners by implementing a small group, direct instruction model. Many of our students receive an additional time for small group instruction with a specialist, a tutor, or a highly qualified support specialist on a daily basis. These dedicated staff members collaborate with classroom teachers to target interventions in the areas of reading and math.
We are committed to helping every student reach his or her potential by providing a safe, loving environment, implementing the latest sound instructional practices, and teaming with parents to support the well-being and positive learning attitudes of our students.