I love this high school. However, the parental involvement, frankly, sucks. I have the greatest respect for the teachers, my kids love them. However, it is nearly impossible to teach a classroom full of kids when the kids themselves are disrespectful and disruptive. Cell phones, tablets, XBox and Playstation have taken over the home. As a volunteer, I see how some of these kids act, and it's appalling. Children need to be taught manners. And the games need to be put away in favor of some good old fashioned reading. Oh, and do not get me started on the need for a dictionary. Most kids have become too lazy to use the correct spelling or know the meaning of simplest terms. No, parents, this is not the school's fault, it is our fault for not enforcing good practices. And one student commented on sex education. Another thing we need to deal with not only at school or at home. But as long as we have girls who think sex for boys means "love" and boys who think of sex as a conquest, there are going to be babies. Open, honest discussions are needed. Learning it from the internet may come too late.
This school should really focus on giving each of us, the students sex education. The graduates in 2013 so many of them are pregnant or has a child already even before graduating. The graduates last year 2014 so many of them were pregnant during school and during the graduation. This year there are already a few students who are pregnant in our senior class. It is so weird to see high school kids roaming around the halls with babies inside their stomach. When I was a junior everywhere I go there are someone pregnant and almost every month there is 1 to 2 pregnancy announcements on facebook and guess where they went or go to school at.... Globe High. I don't have anything against them, but I'm just saying that it doesn't look good for the school and the community when 16-19 years old kids are already pregnant or have kids. Even Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler people knows Globe High as the high school with so many pregnancy or pregnancy scares. I don't think this school will ever have a sex education class since we already have a shortage of good teachers, I'm just hoping they would do something about it.
I am curious to see how GHS does on AIMS scores and what the school label will be when released this summer. I know that 2 years ago, when Rob Nelson, Dr. RIchard and Todd Bueche were principals the school had some good results and went from a D to a C. Then, after they left, it went right back down to a D again! Frustrating, I hope it goes back to a C this year or maybe even better.
Globe High School has made progress the last two years towards improving the quality of education offered. The change in leadership at the school level and district level is building a culture of change and stability. Our child is enjoying school and the many activities offered to them. The addition of Friday School is helping students with tutoring and additional learning time. Teachers are spending their off time helping students which is a change in the culture of the school. I would like to thank the administrators and teachers for helping students in need and creating a culture for learning.
So sad to see so many teachers posting their own review here. Oh wait they are not teachers, they are students told by a teacher to write a nice review on here. Shame shame shame! Anyways, I heard that the math teacher Cabreros is leaving to Maryland. Thank goodness I won't have her.. I heard she can barely speak English and doesn't teach at all. I wish more teacher would leave so Globe can get new and better teachers. GUSD needs to do more with their curriculum because us students are not being challenged.
This school is an improving school, with a dedicated staff of teachers, administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, office staff, and maintenance staff, all of whom have a single goal: to provide a quality education for the young people in Globe, Arizona.
GHS is a school where teachers genuinely care about students and it shows. We have a group of students that go out of their way to make others feel welcome. Some folks here pick one student, or one incident and paint the whole school as a bad place. Everyone at GHS is working to help our students have a future. It is time for ALL the students and parents to start working towards the same goal.
As of this Fall Session the academic bar continues to be raised by administration and the new Superintendent. Good progress is happening at Globe High School. With the onset of the Capturing Kids Hearts culture piece being implemented changes to both staff and student alike will help produce good citizens for the community. As a reminder broken wheels cannot be fixed over night, so look for steady progress over the next three years.
Caring teachers and talented students. District and High School administrators genuinely care about all the programs and student excellence.
I ve been at GHS for over a decade and have seen its ups and downs. This year the entire district seems to be on the right track. The focus is on improving academics and working on student character. We are still struggling to correct the wrongs done by past administrations but we can now see the light. GHS has a student body that, for the most part are friendly and outgoing. They truly care about each other and their teachers. This year s students who had to retake the AIMS was the smallest I have ever seen.
My school is on its way to becomming the best public school in Gila County. The implimentation of two new programs, Beyond Textbooks and Capturing Kids Hearts are already producing positive results. We are good now, but will become a school of excellence in the near future.
My daughter will be out of this school in the next few weeks... horrible! Don't go here. The teachers barely teach especially their elective teachers
I attended last night's class of 2013 graduation. I congratulate the students for their accomplishments, but I also feel sorry for them. I also attended last year's graduation, what a contrast! If anyone is looking for some symbolism of the stark contrast of quality leadership between last years administration of Dr. Richard and Dr. Bueche, you found it last night! Last year's graduation was a beautiful celebration of student accomplishment, complete with fireworks, large video screens, music, and a well decorated stage. This year's "ceremony" was hastily thrown together, no fireworks, no screens, and no sound at all. Globe district values "bare minimum" and "good enough" and all other like phrases of an organization that puts what is convenient, comfortable, and easiest for the adults over what is best for the kids, all of the time, every time. Richard and Bueche were dynamic educators who fought for quality for the kids of GHS. It is obvious when you compare tangibles like test scores and public events like graduation that should showcase a school's final product and how much they value it. Not all will admit it, but Globe misses Bueche and Richard! Big Time!
Although many feel strongly about Dr.Richards being the best thing for globe high school I have to disagree. He did accomplish some good things but he also spent nearly all of the money the school had. This is the main reason why last nights commencement ceremony was not as spectacular as last years. The money for this years graduation as well as next years was spent last year on all of the wonderful things. Also, Dr.Richards left only because he did not get along with the new super intendant not because of anyone at globe high school forcing him to.
This school has totally turned around for the better in just one short school year!
I am graduating ghs in a few days. Three of the past four years this place was not a school. Dr. Richard came in this year as our new principal and I am glad he did. He hired good teachers and he was fair and consistent with enforcing new school rules, I didn't like the changes of first, but after about a month or two everyone could see that the school was safer and more orderly. Our school was a joke but this years i learned that one good leader with a vision can change the whole outlook of an organization.
The short and dramatic positive turn around of Globe High School has been absolutely amazing. This is a story that should be covered by the national media. For so many years the scores and the academics of this school have been in decline. The building has been in decline, and student failure was acceptable. I am so pleased and impressed by what the new Principal, Dr. Richard has done! My kids never cared about the school and they were D or C students. Thsi year, they earn A's and B's and I see them studying at home and doing homework. When I ask them why they have changed they both told me it is because Dr. Richard and the teachers believe in them now and that they don't want to have to stay after school for mandatory tutoring. I am so happy with the new direction of Globe High School. I wish more people knew about this positove Cinderalla story!
Unbelievable what has happened at Globe HS under the leadership of Dr. Tim Richard! Dr. Richard and his assistant principal have turned that school around for the better. My kid is a senior, I have had 2 others go through GHS and I can tell you that the school has been a complete dump, probably one of the worst schools in the nation for about 15 years. There was never any communication, no emphasis on achievement or academics or discipline. The place was an unsafe carnival atmosphere with many poor teachers. Enter Dr. Richard. Now there is discipline, order, organization, structure, a positive and safe atmosphere, and the kids are learning and they are loving it. Too bad many of the board members and the business manager hate Dr. Richard and the success the school is having. Typical small town Globe mindset!
As a former teacher I have to say, in all honesty, that you would be hard pressed to find a better group of students, anywhere. Once they realize that you are trustworthy, which is difficult to do with these folks since they are so used to being betrayed, you will never find a more enthusiastic, funny, interesting and motivated group of folks to teach. It was an honor & I looked foreward to seeing them every day. Everything else is most likely going to lead to a continuous decline in the education of these great kids, except for those who graduate, despite the few well meaning teachers who will come and go, as is the culture of the place. There is no changing it, but a good teacher can create an oasis for them, albeit temporary. Give the students a chance to show you how intelligent they are and how much they want to learn & your time will go quickly & effortlessly with them. As for the rest, you're on your own.
the administrative staff in the entire district in inadequet at best and we the students find that the whimsicalitability of the teachers abhorrent
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