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Grandville, MI
Students enrolled: 1,839

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4700 Canal Avenue Southwest
Grandville, MI 49418

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(616) 254-6433
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January 12, 2012
As with most posts, I agree the teachers and staff are very polite and good at their jobs. My rating 4 out of 5 is a result of the parent climate. Our family is quite well off, and my son is good looking, wears very nice clothes, and average hard working student and athlete. He could boast about his pool, movie theater, lunch budget, sports participation, etc. The issue is the parents attitudes of "outsiders". My son was in foster care for most of his life. We're not Dutch or Christian. And there lies the problems. Parents won't include us in planning, celebrations, or participation. This is noted by their children, and in turn they treat my son the same. Also coaches are reminded very often, who gets to play, get attention, and be groomed. I won't buy my son popularity or acceptance. I teach him to look beyond looks, money, and influence. See others for who they truly are, and respect everyone. We will continue to be good examples to my son, his friends, and supportive of the teachers and staff of our school. We will also reach out to our fellow "outsiders". You are a very important part of the community!

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2010
Let me tell you, Grandville HS has educated me better than any college course I have EVER taken. All the comments about clothes, race, etc. is all due to a lack of self esteem. I was not did not ever walk around with the most expensive clothes, I wasn't the most popular.... I disregarded all of that nonsense and excelled. I took three AP courses, getting a perfect 5/5 on the calculus exam. Bottom line, your at school to go to school, if you get distracted, its your own fault. GHS offers TOP OF THE LINE education. Whether you take advantage of it is your own decision.

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November 02, 2009
My experience with Grandville High School has been nothing but wonderful. Each time I have had to contact one of my son's teachers with a question, they are always quick to respond. GHS offers every student the opportunity to excel, with a strong commitment to educational excellence and the facilities, resources and committed staff to back it up!

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009
Grandville is a bit of a hypocrite. There is no diversity and I've seen many kids get picked on just for being of 'color'. There diversity group isn't doing much to make it real diverse. This school needs help!

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April 21, 2009
Grandville High School is a very different high school. It is Very exceeding in it's academics, but when it comes to what you where and the way you act, It's a whole different story. GHS's teachers, well most of them really care about you, and really want to see you exceed, and do well. With all of the programs, and classes they offer It's hard not to find something you like. But on the other hand, God help you if you don't have money, in this school you're either 'Rich' or 'Poor', the rich students have the nice clothes, nice shoes, nice cars, etc. And it is very easy to tell. If you don't have the newest clothes, then you are cast out, at GHS it's like the clothes make the person, trust me. And on the sports side, your either the best or the worst, just like with the clothes.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2008
Grandville is a great school district; I wouldn't choose any other high school! There is a wide selection of courses in addition to the required core classes, and most of these are well-developed programs that stand out (even in comparison to other schools). While every school has its own share of low-quality teachers, it is equally true that I've met some of the greatest mentors in my life at Grandville. I will say this for the school: the opportunity for a fantastic education is there. The student will get back however much (or little) he or she decides to put it.

- submitted by a student

November 01, 2007
I think you need two things to be successfull in Grandville, money and talent. I have seen firsthand that if a young child doesn't show promise in sports early on, he will be pushed aside for a student who does. I believe they groom their football team beginning in 3rd grade. I also see the more money and time you give, the more favor your child receives. So If you're considering Grandville, bring your money with you.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
My daughter has attended the Highschool for 3 yrs now. Most of the teachers are willing to go the extra effort if you show interest in your childs education. This is a very clicky school and lord help the child who doesn't fit in. Also the rules and punishment are not the same for everyone when it comes to disciplinary action- especially athletes-

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December 25, 2006
As a graduate of GHS I feel that it was a great school. The academic standards are some of the highest in the state, evidence being the 2006 Blue Ribbon Award. Discipline is also a major focus. The school is very safe and fights are rare. GHS is the kind of school that stresses the importance of academics above all else but also runs one of the best athletic programs in West Michigan. Most of the sports are competitive not only in the area but also on the state level. The campus is fairly new and very large, allowing for many state of the art resources to be used for education and sports. Music and fine arts are also two things that Grandville is known for in the area and around the state.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2006
Grandville High School just received the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award for 2006, one of the highest honors a school can receive. The Blue Ribbon Award is given to schools that are models of academic success that demonstrate a strong commitment to educational excellence. GHS is one of only three high schools in Michigan to receive this award.

- submitted by a student

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Grandville High School
4700 Canal Avenue Southwest, Grandville, MI  49418
(616) 254-6433
Last modified Grandville High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grandville High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top