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- a parent
My daughter has been at Jenkins since her Freshman year of high school and graduates this year. She has played varsity soccer all four years. I have nothing but great things to say about the school. She has had amazing teachers and coaches and the administration has been wonderful!



- a parent
My son attends this school taking AP and honors classes, he loves it! Feels like private school education at a public school. Lots of extracurricular activities, safe environment and great principal and asst principals who truly care about the students.


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


- a student
There are a few great teachers but more mean stuck up ones that have no desire to teach or be with the kids

Amount of homework: Agree


- a student
There really isn't much actual homework due to the fact that classes are nearly 2 hours long we usually finish it in class unless your socializing or slacking

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a student
Nothing is done to teach kids manners the choice room is their scapegoat where they proceed to misbehave.




- a parent
Once heralded as the best school in Lakeland (even affecting the home prices in its district) this school is run down and tired. It's athletic facilities (unless you are a baseball player) are pathetic for a school that has the name George Jenkins on the wall. Despite it being the only source of any real revenue, the football team is treated like some kind of annoyance and the administration is all too eager to pilfer the dollars the team generates into other areas (especially baseball!). Think j am exaggerating? Walk into the football locker room. Then walk into the baseball locker room. Case closed. Meanwhile the football team needs to work to raise funds to cover its needs since it doesn't even get to retain the concession sales!!! How ridiculous is that!!! A very anti-football mindset with the athletic leadership and even worse stewardship with the dollars they refuse to invest back into the very program that creates those dollars. We made a big mistake over the years being a loyal Eagles family. I am amazed Publix allows the name of its founder on this school. It's embarrassing.



- a parent
Great school with medical, law, sports fitness, engineering, Geico, and culinary Academies. My 3rd child is currently enrolled. My 2 previous children received scholarships to college because of the good education.



- a student
This school is the worst school you could ever go to. The teachers are very disrespectful and the students think they are better than everyone else. There is a lot of bullying going on and the staff does not care at all! If you are a parent and you're thinking about sending your daughter here, DO NOT DO IT! I'm a student here so that should tell you something.




- a community member
I hated this school. The kids were mean, a lot of them were spoiled rich kids or some that had nothing acted like they had something. I was bullied because wasn't in the cliques, I wasn't known because my parents weren't snobs participating in the school activities, and the teachers didn't seem to care!! They don't even help the students who are struggling out, they favor those who are academically doing really well without any help and have money. Plus the guidance counselors seemed to never be their, answer their emails, in the end they are unprofessional and don't help u. If I have kids I'm never sending them to this school. A school is supposed to feel welcoming and give enjoyment to kids to learn and lift one another up! Not destroy self esteem. Don't bring ur child to this school lakeland high is better



- a parent
We moved here from out of town and it was a task to register my daughter for school at GJHS. The people who work in the guidance office are very rude and condescending. My childs teachers are on their phones texting and facebooking instead of teaching! No wonder the testing scores have fallen at GJHS in the last several years!! Getting a phone call back from higher up staff is a big task! They do not return phone calls or emails at a timely manner which is very unprofessional. My child will not be returning to GJHS next year!

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