About Us

Grant Elementary School History 

gr1885In 1885 the old school was built on the corner of 11th and Phillip Avenue which is now the current Grant playground.  Old Grant was a 6 room, 2 story brick building with bell tower.  It was the first modern school in Norfolk.  In 1955 after 70 years of service to the community Old Grant was torn down. 

 

grpresentA new Grant school was constructed in 1932 at 1106 Phillip Avenue. In 1956, a 2 story wing was added to this building. then in 1993 a renovation was completed to add a media-computer room, handicapped accessible restrooms, and office space. Another addition and renovation was completed in 2006 to add a first floor gym and classrooms.