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6500 Middlebelt Road
Garden City, MI 48135

(734) 762-8350
(734) 762-8531
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October 28, 2013
Buses are back for some students! More adult supervision would improve the safety on campus and reduce bullying

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2013
I have had kids in the garden city school system since 2003 and have NEVER had any problems. My kids have had excellent teachers thus far and I look forward to the next year. I have a child in the 4th grade and a child in 9th grade and both are doing great.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Very unprofessional! This school does not assess the problem of bullying. I once brought it to the school's attention that I was being bullied and did not want to attend a class where 5 other girls were going to "jump" me, and the response of the secretary and associate principal shocked me! They stated that they didn't have the time nor the patience to deal with any problems I had. Many teachers also do not solve any bullying issues! My sister was being threatened during class and the teacher did absolutely NOTHING about it.. after that same class, my sister was attacked from behind and the school blamed the whole incident on her! A word of advice would be to avoid attending this school.

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2012
t is my child's first year in this school. it was not easy for her fist report card marking she didn't pass some classes. after talking to the staff we where able to come up with a plan to help her. they where on top of everything and because of their fast acting on helping getting her back on track she will pass like she should. i believe if the kids are showing they want to learn and are willing to work hard the staff in this school will help with whatever they need.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2011
I am a freshman at Garden City , it gets me down that some of the teacher you can tell , don't want to be there just as much as the students . Don't get me wronge , some are outstanding , but others lack interest.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2011
Garden city high school is a really good school to go to the basketball program it awesome too. the teaches are not to strict.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2010
My daughter is soon to be a sophmore & her freshman experience has been much better than I thought it would be. The teachers & staff have been wonderful! The only problem I would say the school has is alot of the kids who have that thug mentality. That's not really nothing against the school, more the parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
i am a student here in this school. i find that the administration is faulty, the teachers are either way too strict or way leineint. The drafting program is a case of "way too strict" he needs to start soft and work his way up. the stuff he gives out takes up to three days when he only gives you one. and WWII is way to relaxed (for example). he plays music all day and tells jokes. alot of times the assignment is on the board when you walk in, and he doesnt talk the whole hour. THIS IS MADNESS

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
I was shocked that Garden City recieved 6 out of 10. it should be 10 out of 10. The teachers are so supportive of everything you do, the coaches and sports teams are awesome, and there's so much school spirit its crazy. The things you hear about my school, like its dirty and theres fights everyday and drug busts once a week, are NOT true. The pom team has won nationals 4 times. The cheer squad gets invited to preform at Pistons and Lions games, and even the Holiday Bowl, in California. In order to have a good time in high school, you have to be involved. And the kids who write negative things about this school, are obviously not. I absoulutely love garden city, and i think we need to bump that rating up, mmmkay(;

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October 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Has a great environmental protection group, EPIC, and initiatives for a better tomorrow...

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
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June 13, 2009
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June 03, 2009
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May 20, 2009
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no rating February 07, 2009
There is a place called Spotsylvania? Anyway, I am a student in the Printing/Graphic Arts program and i agree that this program is outstanding. I am thinking of pursuing some type of career in this industry now that I have had this class.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
This school is great especially the graphic arts room. Better than spotsylvania

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2009
I don't think the attendance policy is unfair at all 6 absences is way more then enougt that's 18 days.I have only missed 2 days so I think that's your own problem college isn't going to be any easier. What I think is bad is all of the fights I mean 5 in one day they really need to tighten up on there policies or punishments I don't think that's what we want to be known for is fighting other school I know I don't .

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
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no rating December 30, 2008
i agree the attendencey policy here is completly unfair. you have to get a c+ or higher on exams to pass the class if you have 6 absences. and the new trimesters DONT help! you dont learn as much and remember as much in the little of time. the school needs a lot of work.

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2008
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no rating November 24, 2008
I am a graduate from garden City high school, I personally would not reccomend this school to others, my experience was alright, but i have seen so many other good students fail or be borught down with the school system. The attendance policy is insane! 9 per semester, two tardies is one absence. and excused absences count? this is just made to bring down the goo dstudents who may get sick, or have problems at home. There are some things we cant control and must be out of school for. when your recieveing a 4.0 and have 9 absences you should not fail, youshould recieve credit., the point of school is to learn, and obviously with a 4.0 the students have learned even if they were absent 9 times in 4 or 5 months, or tardy a few times. The attendance policy needs work!

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 23, 2008
I have 2 daughter in this school. We have had the same counselor since my oldest one with in 9th grade this year she is in 12th. Everytime I email her or any of the teachers I get a reply from them or if I call they call me back. We moved here because of the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 23, 2008
I can't believe what some of these people are writing about the schools. I also am a full time Mom, employee, caregiver for my parents and am in the high school on numerous occasions. I have been involved in sports, choir boosters and project graduation and the PTSA. We have a great school, administration, support staff and teachers. The kids are great respectable young people. This school is like every other school as far as cleanliness. Sure there are papers on the floor. When you have over 1,000 kids in it how do you keep it clean. I have 3 young people at my home and it is hard to keep it spotless nonetheless with over 1,000

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
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April 15, 2008
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April 03, 2008
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February 15, 2008
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January 22, 2008
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December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
I have two sons in GCHS currently-one a senior and one a freshmen and my experience has not been good. The counselors change year by year, sometimes month by month and return calls days later. The teachers are either too relaxed, too demanding or just out in left field. I definitely would not recommend this school system in its current state.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2007
i think this is a ok school. the teachers are nice and the kids here are ok too.

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2007
I feel that garden city schools are great! the problem is with the parents. There are alot of parents who complain about the schools however, they do not do anything to help. I am one of the few parents that is around alot and the kids and the staff are great. I work full time and take care of aging parents and I still make time to be invovled with the kids. Parents need to step up and be involved

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September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
I think that GCHS is unsafe for students compared to most schools. Too many fights and the administration is way to soft about it. As far as teachers go there are probably only ten good teachers out of the whole teaching staff who care about the students. Not the best choice for a school. It's also very dirty.

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August 27, 2007
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August 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
I think that one of the biggest mistakes was getting rid of the custodians and bringing in a cleaning company.Those people knew our children and our children trusted them. The cleaning staff is not doing their job and the schools look very bad. I think the parents and citizens of this city need to ask more questions and find out what is going on and why the district is going down so fast.

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2007
the sports at Garden City are amazing. We have an amazing Pom Pon, Varsity Boys Swim, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, Varsity Girls Volley Ball and Winterguard.

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2007
The academic programs, the availability of any extracurricular activities are awful. The level in which to compete with other school districts cannot compare. If you have children, please review this school district carefully. I made a big mistake.

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May 09, 2007
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April 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
Parental involvement is a good thing. As an involved parent I can attest to the fact that if the administration doesn't want to implement change no amount of involvement is going to fix that. Example - math curriculum. We have been using a system that doesn't work for many years. Studies show that it doesn't work. At the high school level the program skips from one subject to another making it extremely difficult for parents to help students.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2007
I am a single parent barely making ends meet. I pay close to 4K in taxes a year, higher then the taxes I paid when I lived in Novi. I pay my fair share to keep these schools up and should never have to make a cash donation. Apparently we need to find schooled council to run this city.

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March 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
In order to change a school you have to be involved. To many parents send their children to school and is the end of their involvement. I have always had a very good experience with GCHS. If I have a problem I call or go in and take care of it. If your child would like to learn it is possible they need to apply themselves.

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February 19, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 06, 2006
Wasted money on broken

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June 03, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 01, 2006
I think there is way too many old teachers that have no clue what ADD is.

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June 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2006
Teachers don't seem to care. Attendance policy sets good kids who are really sick up to fail. Building is in bad shape. Find another school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Same old story wih Garden City High, for the most the teachers are not interested in helping the students that need the help, if your student has ADD or ADHD this school is not for them, if your student is on Honor Student, you are very lucky,

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
The first impression I had on this property was with garbage cans were over-flowing and the grass was a foot tall. We have been disappointed with the lack of understanding that our student's counselor has about their goals for the future and helping them reach them. Some of the teachers have been engaged in teaching. But one teacher spends two minutes of every hour on his computer to every one he spends actually teaching. There has been less homework at the high school level than there was in sixth grade. Overall I would say that this school is NOT preparing our children to succeed in an environment of global competition or even on our own college campuses. If I had the choice to make again we would definitely have put our student in private school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2006
Old books and not enough of them. Teachers, for the most part, do not give out and collect homework. Most of the teachers give the impression that they haven't varied their teaching style or assignments in years. All lavatories with the exception of one are locked, so the students are unable to use them. It is my understanding that this is because of vandalism. A better solution would be to take steps to catch and expell those responsible so that the students can use the facilities that their parents are paying for. It's embarrassing to have a 'ghetto' school in our lovely community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2006
I came to gardencity highschool thinking it would be better for me.It definetley wasnt i feel like their not teaching enough.The buillding has old nasty carpet and isnt cleaned that often.The attendance policy is ridiculous, and needs to be changed.if your thinking of going to this school please think again.

- submitted by a staff
December 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2005
I believe the school could use a little more on safety but the teachers are there. If you student wants to learn then they will learn her it is up to the students and the sad thing is that most don't wan to to suceed.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 08, 2005
I wish I had done more research before moving here. Outdated books, falling down facilities, and general lack of interest by parents/teacher made us send our daughter to another school. When your child comes to you and says she is not getting an education, it is time to find a better school. I would not recommend moving to the Garden city area if education is a high priority for your family.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
The teachers seem to care but the baseball program and field are bad. The city park and program are much better. The coach for JV is the worst. I don't know where they got him from. But if a parent isn't his buddy, their kid isn't playing. Other coachers for other team sports seem to be great.

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August 25, 2005
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August 22, 2005
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August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 05, 2005
The attendance policy really needs work. Personally, I lost 6 credits because of really bad home events, and despite the fact that I carry a 4.0 I will not graduate with my class. It reall should be looked at. The administration doesn't do anything to enforce the rules, and some teachers get almost giddy over giving detention. The whole school needs something to get it back on track, it needs a lot of help. The builing is just short of falling apart, while the elementary schools get totally rebuilt, we get new bleachers. Things could be so much better.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 07, 2005
As a parent that has had 3 children graduate from GCHS, I feel the education is there for the students that want it. All of my children have graduated from college and 2 of my children were given credit for 1 1/2 years after testing their freshmen year. Is it perfect..no, but we as parents must make sure to add to our children's education. Until the state stops mandating programs they are unwilling to pay for, and we don't have to plan education around increasing our MEEP scores, things will not change. The money we get from the lottery should not impact the regular amount we used to get from the state. With some school systems getting much more to spend per student, programs will suffer. I feel that our parent volunteers still make our schools unique.. We give time where other communities give extra monies.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2005
I attended this school as a student years ago. My 3 children have now graduated from there, and I now work there part time. And No, I am not a teacher. The teacher here for the most part are involved with the students and seem to get their points across, and actually do teach the students. Now as for the admin. The principal has no control. The building was redone and nice at one time but it is starting to get trashed AGAIN. Extracurricular activities are dwindling down , and some the students have to pay alot of the money for. The bus situation really is not good. THIS SCHOOL IS DESPREATE FOR MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT. But first they really need to get a strong person to LEAD this school. I have been a part of this school system for over 40 years.

- submitted by a staff
March 03, 2005
I'm a student at Garden City High School and this school's ceiling leaks. There's a puddle of water on the ground and the ground is carpeted which makes matters worse. They haven't really attempted to fix it and now it's beginning to smell. It's not a healthy enviroment.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
This school was and I guess still is horrible. I was suspended for tardiness and eventually kicked out, not for being a trouble maker or anything but for being late. That makes no sense at all. My sister i s a senior now and brother graduated 2 years ago.

- submitted by a former student
January 25, 2005
The administration at this school is a joke!

- submitted by a former student
December 16, 2004
I have had three children go through Garden City schools and my youngest is now a senior. I can honestly say it was the biggest mistake I've made as a parent. If I could do it again they would attend private school. The administration is a joke and they are very inconsistent when punishing students. It seems as if they enjoy punishing students and seeing them fail.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
I am preparing to go in for surgery, so i have had many doctors appointments. I also had a very severe case of broncitis. Because of my attendance, I may not be able to graduate. I have about 42 hours to make up and only allowed 25, therefore i can only make up 1 1/2 credits (out of 3) for this semester. And that's only if i make it back after surgery by the time attendance recovery starts. If I dont make it back, then i lose my credits. This policy hurts good students that try. All i want to do is graduate on time with my friends. Some things really need to be reconsidered with this policy!

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2004
There are almost as many students in the afterschool detention as there are in the regular classes. It appears that the administration is excited when a student is expelled or receives disciplinary consequences. There is no parent involvement until the problem is out of hand. Additionally, they are very poor at attendance record-keeping. My children were marked for unexcused absences when I had personally contacted the school to ensure that them that my children would be absent on those specific days, for which the attendant later refused to make any corrections. My children did well in school until they attended this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2004
In my experience, this school failed to follow through with discipline procedures, residential requirements and parental involvement. It may be a school that works out for most but, the remainder of our children will be attending a private school. It is imperative for the school and parents to work together for the benefit of the student. I felt that I was fighting against this entire school system when I wanted them to enforce their own and the state's guidelines.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2004
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Garden City High School
6500 Middlebelt Road, Garden City, MI  48135
(734) 762-8350
Last modified Garden City High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Garden City High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 82 reviews. Top