In 2021 GMS was honored with the prestigious California Distinguished School Award. This award is given by the State Board of Education to California public schools that best represent exemplary and quality education. After a stringent selection process 5-10% of schools are bestowed this honor. Grant was the only KCUSD Middle School to receive this award and only 7 middle schools in the county were recognized.
Every year the U. S. Department of Education believes in celebrating both public and private schools that prove ALL students can achieve at high levels. In 2020 the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognized Grant school. This recognition is based on our overall academic excellence and our progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Grant Middle School was the only KCUSD school to receive this recognition.