Granada Hills Charter, the largest charter school in the nation, is an independent public school in the San Fernando Valley. A fiscally independent conversion charter school that opened in 2003, Granada Hills Charter has a current student enrollment of approximately 4,750 in its high school program and 715 students enrolled in its TK-8 program that opened in 2019. The combined annual wait list for the TK-8 and high school programs is nearly 4,000.
The School’s student population is one of the most diverse, with more than 40 languages other than English spoken at home and over 60 nationalities represented. Over 50 percent of students are eligible for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. As a 501c3 non-profit benefit corporation, the School’s Governing Board is the legal entity overseeing all school policy and its $68 million operating budget. The school is a 2019 California Distinguished School, received the California Gold Ribbon Honor in 2017, and offers myriad college prep and extra curricular programs, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and Diploma programs), the iGranada independent study program, visual and performing arts, career technology education pathways, 20 high school athletic teams, among others.