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Gridley, CA
Students enrolled: 677
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300 East Spruce Street
Gridley, CA 95948

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(530) 846-4791
(530) 846-3412
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January 04, 2013
As a teacher at the school, I can attest to the dedication of the faculty to doing what they feel is in the students' best interest even though students and parents and even administration don't always agree. Are there some great teachers? Of course. Are there some not-so-great? Of course. Is the principal an evil, vindictive monster as some reviewers have suggested? Nope. Before she came to GHS, state test scores and graduation rates were considerably lower than they are now and we sent even LESS students on to higher education. I have seen a tremendous turn around in the school since she came on board with regard to the academics and attention to core subjects. GHS is now one of the highest rated schools in the state when compared to similarly sized schools and for a school with a high language learner population and huge percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students (60 percent!), we beat the pants off of other schools in the area when it comes to graduation and high school exist exam rates. We are definitely doing something right - it's a shame that so many cannot see the progress that has been made since 2005.

- submitted by a teacher
October 18, 2012
My child is a freshman and so far we are having a great year. The community is trying to pass a bond that would make the school much more modern with current the necessities that will enable our children to be completely prepared for the real world... My daughter had a blast this year building floats, and being involved with the band.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
I am very impressed with Gridley High School. I have a sophomore and freshman student. My children both have different learning styles and the school has proven to adapt. The counceling department is quick to make adjustments and suggestions to ttheir students. The Ag. department has hired 2 new teachers and the students are having a great year.. I would absolutely recommend Gridley High.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
I wouldnt change schools. I am athlete and I struggle at times in school. My teachers and coaches take the time and help me to understand all my classes... I feel that each year the school is improving..The school is very small but safe!!

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2012
Three of my children have gone to this school, The teachers that I know dont worry about how there students are doing I've had to work harder then them to get my children to pass they classes because the teachers dont show the students how to do the work. They are lazy and dont care if there students are failing. The rate that students go to college from the high school is 50% so that should tell you what kind of job the teachers are doing. If I had to do it again I would have moved to Biggs Ca. And put them in school there Biggs rate of students going to college is 80%

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2011
The students think the principal is an evil vindictive power-hungry monster who must win win win at all costs... regardless of right and wrong. She cares nothing about teachers, students, or parents. My daughter is an AP student, and her and her classmates can't believe what is being done daily. The kids love their teachers, however, and actually feel bad that the teachers have to work here under this type of so-called leadership. Many amazing teachers who could teach anywhere, and why they picked Gridley who knows!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
I believe that the school is wonderful. It allows students to express themselves with art, band, and ect. I believe that without Gridley High School i wouldnt be able to get the proper education that i crave. All the schools in the gridley distict are phenomal i love living in Gridley and i love the school in it's self. It's teachers and staff have taught me so much and i am honored to attend Gridley High School and all other schools of gridley before it.

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2010
As a student at Gridley High School, I feel as if Gridley High School holds me back from from the full potential of success that I desire as a student. The school in general does not give me the resources desired, such as educational and extra curricular options. Furthermore, coming from a student, I can attest that the school is an abomination to the level of schooling that we as tax payers deserve in "The Golden State".

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2010
the school is a wonderful school, with a great student body and staff. The administration is a joke, only caring about the welfare of themselves rather than that of their students. They spend their time making themselves look good rather than bettering their school. In return, the students feel very looked-down upon and feel there is nothing they can do to effect their school because every teacher or event that they disagree with, the principal and school board stands behind. The principal is best friends with the teachers that need to go and dislikes the teachers that need to stay therefore, the school is full of horrible teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a student
September 05, 2009
School is very poorly organized learning wise, they need to get more extra clubs and things. School is too run down, they need to get their stuff together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 02, 2008
The high school has minimal to offer students with special needs. These students need a future just as much as any other student if not more. In order to do this, you need to have caring special education instructors and quality teaching methods that address the needs of the students. Currently what suits the teacher needs and makes their life easier is what is taught, its a joke!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
The administration needs to concentrate on the well being of the students. Provide higher quality education. Education programs are being cut instead of administration. The quality of some staff isn't up to high standards. We should higher those that want to better educate our students and not those with so call better resumes. We need to further research our future employees instead of just hiring them. Administration may state they research them but later we have problems due to the decision that was made poorly. It may cause less proplems in the future.

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
This school is very poor in all aspects of education. Somebody needs to go in there and clean things up in that school.

- submitted by a administrator

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Gridley High School
300 East Spruce Street, Gridley, CA  95948
(530) 846-4791
Last modified Gridley 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.
Gridley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top