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1016 N. Burk
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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(480) 892-6908
(480) 813-8240
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June 09, 2014
Gilbert Junior High will provide community interaction and teacher involvement in your child's life. As a parent, I learned the school has a great dedicated staff who is responsive and inspiring to the student's needs and the administration is very supportive of the teachers and the PTRO. As a new parent, I joined the PTRO to meet other parents and become involved in the community. It was the best decision that I made as I have developed some great friendships and acquaintances with the staff and other parents while coordinating fundraisers and events. In fact, the PTRO sponsored free Family Fun Nights which included a swimming party, chili cook-off with the Dad's club and a dodge ball contest, and Game/Dance off that engaged the entire family. Yes, the dad's even are involved which was very refreshing to see. The PTRO has some great events planned for 2014/2015 so don't miss out. Like us on Facebook at Gilbert Junior High to follow and keep up to date on school events. The school also has a great music program. The school also provides an AVID program, honors classes, and extra activities during advisory period. All sports are offered. Gilbert Jr. is a great choice.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
GJHS is an amazing school and it is easy to get involved. I am a student at this school and I have many opportunities to improve my grades. The teachers at this school are absolutely amazing and I feel like family at my school. I wish people would give this school a chance because I know that as soon as I got there I knew it was going to be a great school year.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2014
Gilbert Junior High school has a real sense of family and community due to the size of the population and campus. The teachers at Gilbert Junior High are excellent and have a desire to ensure their students learn. My children have had many opportunities to be involved with various clubs, athletics, volunteering, etc. which have enriched their junior high experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
My first daughter is just completing her 8th grade at GJHS. Choosing GJHS was a great choice as she's connected with the teachers and her grades have never been better. She was invited to be part of the National Junior Honor Society as a result of her hard work to maintain excellent grades. The teachers are always offering time for students who want extra help either before or after school. One of the benefits of a smaller campus is students have a significantly better chance to participate in sports where on the larger campuses they my not have that same opportunity. I have another daughter (3rd grader currently) that is excited to go to GJHS. I'm excited for her as I know GJHS takes each child's success very seriously. The teachers, administrator's, and support staff are awesome. They have a saying within the school that the students, teachers, support staff, and families of students help reinforce... *** There's only 1 Gilbert Junior High School ***

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
I have an 8th grade daughter who struggles acedemically but the staff has been nothing but helpful to her. They provide acedemic support before and after school. They genuinely want to help her be successful. I have been blessed with a very good staff for her education. I have a 6 th grader who excels in school and she will be attending next year and I know that she will be challenged and prepared academically for HS.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
My son has had a great experience so far. The teachers have really made an effort to get to know him as an individual and he feels like they really care.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
As a parent of Gilbert Junior High student, I have been very pleased with the staff. My son was struggling in seventh grade and a few teachers saw potential in my son. His grades and participation have improved dramatically in eighth grade. I feel that my son got the encouragement from the staff that gave him the confidence he did not have when he entered seventh grade. He now participates in sports all year and is taking a few honors classes. Thank you Gilbert Junior High.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
We were very excited to find out that the school would continue to stay open. Our older daughter attends 7th grade and participates in the AVID program which we love. School spirit is awesome. I recommend!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
GJHS is a community school with an incredible principal who's ethics and values are beyond comparison. The staff takes the time to get to know each student, and strives for excellence every day.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
This smaller junior high has been a great fit for my kids. The teachers and administrators are caring, calm, ethical, and hard-working. The science and history teachers have provided particularly wonderful experiences for my kids. The sports teams may not win all the time but have the best attitudes I have ever experienced. Our coaches and kids go out game after game with the most positive energy and keep on trying - if that isn't a great life lesson then I don't know what is! I highly recommend Gilbert Jr.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2013
i love gjhs i couldnt have asked for any other teachers to have they are the best

- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2013
Gilbert Jr High is a small school with a BIG heart! There is a place for every child at any level. My daughter is a current 7th grader there. She has played volleyball and softball, made cheer, and is in student council. The coaches there are amazing! We might not be as competitive as some the other Jr highs with our smaller population, but everyone gets a turn to try. My daughter played club sports and was on a team that never lost a game prior to playing at Gilbert Jr. But with the different skill levels at Gilbert Jr that gave my daughter a unique opportunity to share what she has learned prior and encourage the other players on her team! The coaches are truelly there for every child. They have never said a negative word at any game. They were 100% encouraging to EVERY child! Sports are huge for our family and with open enrollment we can chose to send our child to any of the top sports programs in the district to play at. We choose Gilbert Jr high! Even without a 1st place trophy the rewards my child received from being a part of this team will last a lifetime!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I sent two of my kids to Gilbert Jr High and both were very successful there. My third child is set to go there next year and I expect the same. The principal cares about each student, and the teachers are fantastic. Every student has a unique opportunity to belong whether it is through academics, sports, clubs, yearbook, cheer, dance, SHO, etc. There is a great deal of camaraderie and tradition at GJHS. I can't recommend a better jr high in the Gilbert district.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
I have sent all my kids to Gilbert Junior High. They took Honors classes, and the schools has excellent band and choir programs. There are lots of long-time teachers there, a great tradition and a family-like feeling. It is the smallest regular junior high in the District, so lots of opportunities that you might not get from the larger ones, which can be 2x the size. It is easier to make it on the sports teams (my chilldren played basketball and volleybal). Best science teachers in the District! The Principal is outstanding, and has a long history with the school and district. Fantastic leader for the school, truly inspirational. Many other JH's in the district have had a lot of turnover at the top, but not GJHS. Great neighborhood school that offers everything from special education to honors classes to meet all needs.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
I have had my eldest child graduate from this school and she is doing great in high school. My current seventh grader is going here. Like anything in life, it's what you make of it. This was the first year he tried out for seventh grade flag football and he had a blast. The teachers are great and are willing to help. If my child needs help on an assignment, he knows he can go early and receive it. The principal is wonderful to work with and is willing to do anything to help this school become even better. It's located in a nice, safe, good income neighborhood. The school has programs for special education, regular academics, and honors. The numbers on the AIMS test scores are skewed because it is the only junior high that has all levels of academics in it for the Gilbert School District. My child is learning and growing and is enjoying his junior high experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Gilbert Jr. High is a GREAT school! The teachers, the administration, the students, all wonderful. This is a great community to be a part of. It truly is like a family here. My daughter has been in the Gilbert school district since 5th grade, so she hasn't known all of these kids since kindergarten or anything like that. She was made to feel so welcome here. She has a fantastic core group of friends. The teachers care about the students, they give help when needed, they want to see the students succeed. The administration is always willing to help when needed, as well. From the front office secretary to the counselors to the principal, they care about EACH AND EVERY STUDENT at their school. Gilbert Jr. High may not be the highest in socio-economic standing school in the district, we may not have the most aesthetically pleasing school on the outside, BUT we have the BEST community, the BEST teachers, the BEST administration, and the BEST kids in the district. I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Gilbert Junior High has been a wonderful experience for my 7th grader. The small community means that he knows everyone. He's been able to participate in sports he may not have succeeded in at a school where 300 kids try out. GJHS has something for everyone. The Science department is awesome, with teachers who go out of their way to encourage imagination and exploration. The honors program is exceptional as well. The staff is always willing to go the extra mile, and they offer after school tutoring for every class. At a time when life can be difficult, GJHS has helped my son excel. I wouldn't send him anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Gilbert Junior high has an amazing staff. I had many inspirational teacher here when I was a student. Years later, I find myself teaching on this campus, and I'm proud to do so. The same Tiger Pride that filled the halls years ago is still strong today!

- submitted by a teacher
February 20, 2012
I hate this school. I have okay teachers but thats because I work hard to get them. The students here are not very nice. When you start going to this school you get labeled and judged before anyone gets to actually know you. They give anti-bullying presentations but its not like that helps. It is all about your looks here. Your either popular or invisible. This school district isn't very good either. They had to take away silent reading for a new class called AP that everyone had to take. They made that class because some people needed academic support. They also have an after-school program called academic support for kids with a C or lower. I know tons of people who went but never got out because their grade never got higher. According to the students all you do is read a textbook while the teachers are doing their own thing. I would hate it if you ended up sending your child here and had the same experience. PLEASE get a boundary exception to a better school! P.S. the sports teams here is also terrible and the school lunches.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2011
This school is awesome! I had alot of fun and did really well last year and I am definitely going back here next year! The teachers try as hard as they can to help you succeed and pass the AIMS tests. There's no drama here, since we don't have rich, snobby students like Highland Junior High. I would recommend going here because if you try here you will easily pass your classes and you won't have peer pressure either. Go Tigers!!!

- submitted by a community member
February 20, 2010
Think twice before you enroll in this school. The teachers dont care if you fail. They dont help you at all! I switched to greenfield junior high and its wayyy better than this school. Its so miserable there and the front lady at the desk wont help you intil she feels like it. Nobody will greet you or ask if you need something when you walk in. The teachers and office look like they all hate working there. So if i were you i would never enroll there!

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I just think the staff are Great,enjoy being around them.Great support group.Always there for you.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2009
My son attended 7th & 8th grade. He enjoyed his experience there and made a lot of friends, but as a parent some teachers were great in communicating, others were not. Without snap grades I suspect communication would have been non-existent. I had to work very hard to keep lines of communication open and felt like the administration would rather I let my child fail, until of course he did, then they wanted my input. Mrs. Thompson the counselor was wonderful and the only real saving grace for the school. Information about school activities needed to come home to parents in a more timely manner, and sports communication about games, schedules and changes were horrible. Their sports teams look like the unwanted stepchild with their poor uniforms compared to the other schools and the kids know it. There is no support for the drama department from the school. Consider other options.

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August 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 08, 2009
They have great teachers and the facility is great i would recomend it for ur children

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
I go to this school right now. I LOVE IT! I would recommend this school to anyone. This Jr. High has changed my life.

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January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
the teachers are willing to help and they care about me and the rest of the students in my class

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2008
This school is great! I made so many friends.

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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
Certain teachers have poor interpersonal skills affecting students. One teacher would not answer e-mails to discuss students grades and was rude when asked how parents get involved if teacher will not respond. Principal does not exhibit high quality leadership skills.

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April 26, 2006
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September 07, 2005
Many academic and athletic programs are available and encourged by the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
Fortunately I have a daughter that lets me know what's going on at school, because I never got the newsletter until an event had passed. I have nothing but good things to say about all of the teachers my child had. The music program is top notch, sport program is okay, although I was very disappointed to know that they no longer have tackle football. Sometimes parent involvement is difficult, meaning you have to work a little harder to get involved than I feel you should. They need to enforce the 'dress code' a little more or do away with it. Some of the office staff could be a little more friendly, MOST of them are excellent. My eldest son attended, my daughter who is now in High school attended, and my 6th grade son looks forward to being a GJH Tiger!! (We get boundary exceptions)

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
The office staff should find new jobs since it seems they are so unhappy where they are at. The communication from the school to parents is horrible! My son went there for 7th grade, you can bet he won't be there for 8th.

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January 11, 2005
Core curriculum includes Language Arts block/general English/Honors English classes, general & Honors mathematics/science, and general social studies. Beginning band, intermediate band, jazz band, strings, girls & boys choir are offered as well as music theory.

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Gilbert Junior High School
1016 N. Burk, Gilbert, AZ  85234
(480) 892-6908
Last modified Gilbert Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gilbert Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top