Message from the Superintendent

  • Henry Strom

    Welcome to the Grandview School District. We are a mid-sized district, located in the heart of the Yakima Valley. As a district, we serve more than 3,500 students, offering them a place to learn, thrive and grow. Grandview, itself, is a growing community - there are new housing developments coming in throughout the area. Even with its recent growth, Grandview remains a warm, inviting community where you will feel right at home.

    In Grandview, we believe it’s important to create a strong base to ensure our students are getting the most out of their education. We work hard to ensure equity amongst our students, encourage student growth and achievement and provide professional learning opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our individual approach. We work with students to ensure their individual needs are being met, not just academically, but socially and emotionally, as well. We believe a sense of true belonging is important to the educational experience.

    We also believe strongly in connecting with our families and community. We want to empower our families to ensure they feel comfortable in our schools and are able to advocate for their students. To help ensure this strong school, family, community connection, the district hosts two marquee events - Parent University and A Day with Our Scholars. 

    Parent University is a series of classes that spans the winter season. The classes are open to our families and community, and cover a variety of topics. This year Parent University covers everything from school safety and security to ways you can motivate your student. Classes are typically well attended, with more than 100 people attending each session.

    A Day with Our Scholars gives people a chance to see inside of our classrooms. Every spring, we invite families and community members to take part in this special event. People are invited to listen to presentations by our principals before they choose a school to spend time in. During their time at the school of their choice, they can sit in on different classes and watch the education process in action.

    We are working to grow not only students who are ready to take on the world, but parents who understand the educational environment and can better advocate for their students.

    I encourage you to become involved with our schools and to attend the Grandview School Board meetings that are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Grandview School District administration office at 913 W. Second St. in Grandview.

    And please know my door is always open. If you have questions or concerns during the school year, please feel free to give me a call, send me an e-mail or stop by the office. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions.

    Again, welcome to Grandview School District #200!

    Henry Strom


    Grandview School District