This is a great school if you don't care about getting your kids into a Stanford type of college. Your child will get out of this school what they put in. There are no pressures for kids to join gangs. The small school size lends itself to low pressure education. Sure the average teacher here isn't 5 star quality. There are exceptions to every rule. The principal, special ed teachers and long time teachers are the people that most of our kids will be inspired by, and at this school they are tops. I've had two sons graduate from here and they are in college and off to fine careers. What more can a parent ask for?
I think we should always confidently support the schools that will prepare our children for the outside world. They should challenge the minds of our children. 'Without challenge, adventure is impossible.'
GHS has made a lot of positive changes over the past 3 years. New principal and VP, no more fights, which makes a difference to the students. I feel safer now at GHS, than I did with other administration.
The social atmosphere is great, small school where students get to meet and interact with a variety of ethnic and cultural groups. I wish I could say the same about the education though. Being an alumni, I have come to realize that the education there is really low. There seems to be a lack of motivation in the educators and the fact that teachers come and go every years makes one feel unmotivated. Get your act together GHS!!! Also, the counselor needs to learn to be proactive (and not elitist) with the students. Most of these students are first generation highschoolers whose parents had limited education (whatever their ethnic background might be), so help them out by motivating them to go on to higher education!!!