Principal’s Message

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! As we begin our seventeenth year of educating young adults, we are anticipating another year of Griffin excellence. We are very proud of our designation as a Schools to Watch.  Also, with the hard work of Granger students, teachers and parents, our school met the rigorous criteria to be selected as the Gold recipient of the 2013 National Center for Urban School Transformation. Schools from around the nation continue to visit our schools to observe our academic programs.

Although we have a great deal to celebrate, Granger Junior High continues to strive for new heights in academic excellence. Our primary focus is to continue student learning and achievement. Students at Granger are challenged each day with the implementation of Common Core State Standards and the infusion of technology. Granger Junior High School will begin its fifth year with the 1 to 1 IPAD initiative. Granger staff is committed to providing the best possible instructional programs for all students.

In addition to the academics at Granger, we continue to offer excellent athletic programs, a variety of clubs and visual/performing arts programs. Working to ensure that we provide all students with a safe and equitable school environment to foster their individual growth and development remains at the core of our beliefs.

It is my belief that a group of committed people that are working towards a common goal can produce amazing results. It is my commitment to the Granger staff to reflect and refine the instructional practices in the classroom and continue to provide support systems to meet the needs of each Granger student. We will continue to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Should you have any questions regarding your student’s progress or school programs, do not hesitate to call the teacher, counselor, or any administrator. I look forward to working with you as we continue to usher in the next year of excellence at Granger Junior High School.


Arturo Montano
Principal, Granger Junior High School