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9-12
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Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 2,661

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1101 East Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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(480) 497-0177
(480) 497-5673
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November 04, 2014
Great school, my daughter plays volleyball and they have the best team in the state!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2014
Gilbert High School is by far one of the most incompetent schools I have ever attended. With the exception of very few faculty and staff members, the teachers and counselors at Gilbert High are no where near professional or efficient. I would never send my child to this school.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2014
GHS is an amazing school with a positive culture. Students work together and inspire under classmates as they begin their 4 years. The community spirit is fostered by teachers, staff and administrators. When a school this size has a principal who knows the students (ones who are not necessarily AP, Varsity or behavioral problems), you know you have a great environment. The clubs are varied, but I would highlight Tiger Town as an inspiration for this setting.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2013
GHS is a great school period. Even though I was there for only two years this school made into a better student and person. Their Performing Arts program is amazing! The students are well behaved and care about their education. Then there is the teachers, they were amazing, all of them were extremely skilled in the job and had a deep passion to teach students, not just in education, but in teaching them to be great people.

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2012
GHS is an excellent school in many ways. They have high academic expectations, but are willing to help students meet them. Special education teachers and counselors are caring and dedicated. There are programs to prevent exclusion and bullying. The theater program and drama club are excellent. The honors and AP classes are world-class. I can't say enough good thing about GHS!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2012
Overall, Gilbert High School is a amazing school. The academics here are excellent, and the teachers care about your success. Starting this year we got a new principal, and he has turned out to be great. The person below is horribly mistaken that the school is full of snobs. The students here are open, which means there are very few cliques, and it is easy to make friends. I was somewhat scared of starting high school, but going to Gilbert High has made everything go well.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2011
I love Gilbert High School. The teachers are outstanding and my daughter has lots of good friends and doesn't want to miss a day! They are doing something right!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 16, 2009
I graduated in 2003, having had 3 fantastic years at this school. I came in as a sophmore and got to meet other students early through the marching band (marched in Bush Jr's inauguration and placed 21st nationally in ABODA 2002). My grades went up tremendously, especially in math and history. The teachers are more than willing to tutor your before and after school, and also during your free period. There are plenty of activities students can be active in, from chess to sports to drama, ecology, even forign language clubs. The school is very large, especially from a reboundry in 2002 that added 500+ students, but it is very diverse and all the staff truly care about the student's education and well being.

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2009
Gilbert is a great school. They have an amazing ROTC program that has a diverse array of activities for a diverse collection of students. The teachers at Gilbrert seem to care for the most part. A select few go the extra mile because they really care about your career after high school. Complaints: there isn't a lot of emphasis on learning outside of school (ie reading more, learning on your own, etc.).

- submitted by a student
no rating June 08, 2009
Good school, but the loss of 40 teachers will definitely be felt. Sports programs have really gone downhill in the past year or so. The administration seems to be trying to get the cheapest (ie youngest and least experienced) coaches possible, and in some ways the school still operates as though it is 1985. There are some really great programs and great teachers, but the counselors are overworked and the budget cuts can really be felt already.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2009
Gilbert Highscool is a wounderful school to attend if you are in the 9-12 grade range.I love the agriculture and drama program at ghs, and the teachers are very good at there job.The food is awesome and they are a very caring school!i LOVE GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL!

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2009
The school is pretty chill. They have a great AFJROTC program that I love. It has been a great place to learn, grow, and gain good friends!

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
I absouletly love the AFJROTC unit there. It is so much fun! And the classes are awesome!

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2008
This is a great school with great acedemics, a fabulous marching band that made the top 10 at the Bands of America competition, and great athletes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 25, 2008
i think gilbert high school ia an awsome school they have great programs for the students and they keep them learning. i use to go to ghs before i moved and it was a great experience when i was there i went there for my freshman and sophmor year and both years i have tons of stuff that i will always remember. ghs is a a good high school for teenagers to go to.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
GHS is a good school. Parents need to realize that it is high school and it is time to cut the strings to their kids. If you develop good communication with your child from a young age, you don't need to worry about the school being 'parent friendly'. I have had questions from time to time and I always get a quick response. They also use snap grades which are terrific!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 12, 2008
Top notch school. Great teachers and strong administration. Can't say enough good things about this campus. Given their diversity it is amazing they remain on top of the heap. Oh yeah and if you check, you will find they are rated top 10 in the state in athletics on top of it all!

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2007
My son is a senior at GHS. After years of struggling in a school district in Montana GHS and the teachers there have been a godsend. He went from barely passing to having a 3.8 average. I am in contact weekly with each teacher. They answer my e-mails promptly and are the best. My son has special needs but because the teachers are so good and responsive to his needs. I bought my home specifically to be in GHS district and can honestly say it was worth everything I did to get him here.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2007
We are familiar with several school districts in our area, and GHS was the school of our choice. I drive 16 miles each day to take my son to this school. My son has 504 program in place (special needs), however, we rarely have to refer to this because the teachers are caring and generally fair. I find that is is easy to get involved with the school if a parent thinks about how they want to develop a relationship with the staff. I have requested staff changes, when appropriate, and they have been granted. The counselors have been very helpful and accommodating. As a result, my son is excelling in school and making straight A's. Teaching and learning is a team effort. My son is also active in theatre, the snow-riders club, and speech and debate. He is very happy at at GHS although his freshman year was a struggle.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2007
I know exactly what you mean about GHS. The Principal does not want any kids at his school that aren't of the 'main stream' types. You will never get any help from the staff because they don't communicate with parents. You only get excuses from the staff. I have dealt with this for several years. I have my 3rd child going to GH this yr. I am praying they won't be harassed because of the same last name syndrome.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 11, 2007
Gilbert High School is a good school if your child is not special needs. Special needs children have a tendency to get left behind in this school district. The teachers fail to listen and fail to develop or attempt to develop a relationship with the students. This portion of the education system at Gilbert High needs to be re-visited. Changes need to be made in order to assist these young people in succeeding.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
Gilbert High is a very large school, over 3,000. Many teachers do not have their own room, which effects their organizational skills and teaching. I feel the school is too relaxed about security and attendance. They have a wonderful football program, even is your child is not a star player. It is difficult as a parent to become involved. I seem to have to contact teachers and administrators more than once to get a call back. Over all it is a good school, but too big for them to manage at the level it should be. More staff, security and tougher enforcement should be in place to keep kids and teachers safe.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
My daughter has never been happier. We just moved here in July and my husband and I were very concerned about our daughter strting high school in a new state and in a public school. She had attended parochial school for the last nine years and was not used to a large school. Her first day of school she was excited about all of her teachers and subjects. We were delighted. She tends to be a little bashfull when she doesn't know anyone but informed me that some girls invited her to eat at their table. She didn't remember their names that first day but knows them all now! She is enjoying the Drama Club and Key Club and when we think she can handle more and keep her grades up she will probably join more clubs. Go Gilbert! Thanks to all the staff and students for making this so pleasant.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 03, 2006
It is a fact of life in the suburbs that our schools are large, but I continue to be impressed with the quality of education at GHS as well as the opportunities students have to participate in extracurricular activities. There is a great sense of unity on campus amongst staff, faculty and students. There is a place for each student to feel that he or she belongs, from band to drama to cross country to lacrosse. Various booster clubs allow parental involvment. The English department, in particular, is strong in both its teaching methods and the care that the faculty shows to each and every student. My kids had to get boundary exemptions to go to GHS, and I'm so glad we decided to do so.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
The dramatics department of this school has helped my child become more involved with other students. My child did not have a lot of friends due to the fact that we had moved here in the year 2000. After three years, my son was yet to find a group that he belonged to. He was given an assignment in his English class to write a review of a play. He thought it would be best just to see one of the school's perfomances, which was allowed, instead of paying more to go to an actual theater to watch a professional perfomance. The play we saw was 'The Taming of the Shrew.' He really thought that the actors in the show did a great job, even for high school students. Ever since then he has been literally addicted to this new found passion. I think Gilbert High has a great extracurricular program.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Gilbert High School is a good public school for the average student. There are many opportunities for extracurricular activities. The teachers seem genuinely interested in going an extra mile for a student with parents who are interested in their child's education. For 3000 students, I think the staff does a remarkable job of keeping violence to a minimum.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2005
I was rather unimpresseed with the schools academic programs. I felt the teachers were way too laid back and not really caring about the children's education.But I was impressed with their extracurricular activities. Another good thing was that this school had teachers that would talk to the parents. So I think that if youre child is an average student this might be a good school to go to. But if your child is an upove average student then I don't think this school would be right for this student.

- submitted by a former student
March 13, 2005
Gilbert high is a great school that surounds itself with caring and lovig people. I learn so much from the teachers that I have, and I feel lucky to have them. Our sporting teams always try to cary on the exellence that has passed before us with honor and respect. all in all Gilbert High is a great place to be.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2004
GHS, and schools in general are not very parent friendly places. It is difficult to get information on how to become involved and even harder to feel like when you do become involved that parent participation is welcomed. There was a golden opportunity lost at the open house/back to school night to create a school/parent partnership. There was no welcome table,parents were wandering the halls with their children attempting to locate classes since there were no maps of the school being distributed. There were hundreds of children and their parents anxious and eager to return or begin school again, and it appeared that very little preparation or thought went into the planning of this important event. If our children are to be truly successful in school, then parents must be true partners in the educational institutions-not just taxpayers.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2003
Though I'm not a parent, I thought I should share some of my views about the coolest high school in the state. The teachers are first-rate. All are very helpful when students need extra help, and the student to teacher ratio is very low, considering the amount of students enrolled. I find the school to be very safe. I am very comfortable, because I know that the numerous security guards know exactly what transpires in the hallways. The school also has a wide variety of courses. With five modern languages to choose from, and AP and Honors classes, there is something for every student. There are many different science. social studies, and language/writing classes to choose from, as well. Gilbert High is the best school in the state, hands down. With our high graduation rate and test scores, you can't go wrong!

- submitted by a community member
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Gilbert High School
1101 East Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ  85234
(480) 497-0177
Last modified Gilbert High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gilbert High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top