This school is horrible, teachers are terrible they dont care about a student. Their supposed to help a student and motivate them, but in fact they dont give the student an oppurtunaty to succeed. Im not saying that all the teachers are like that becouse there are 3 or 4 that really do care. Those teachers are just fake and seem to care but they don't, and want to see a student really unsuccessful. The prinicipal in my opinnion is nice and seems to care, but the disciplinarian is horrible, and doesn't do his job good. They really need to improve this school like hire some new staff members before its really too late. Their ruining some students lives here.
I just started attenting this school and I have noticed I do not enjoy attentong this school eveeyday more and more. It makes me feel depressed and worried about my education. The students and the the teachers are unpleasant. Some teachers have a lack of education .
I don't know what you guys are talking about, I loved GHS! Mr.Mucha is a great disciplinarian. Yes Mrs. D'amico is doing great with her new job as our principal. The only person that made GHS really horrific was Principal McGinley. I loved the entire staff and my teachers were all amazing. They all were so personal and had soft spots for me. I don't think you guys have ever tried engaging with the faculty if you are saying they aren't doing their jobs correctly. My main thing in GHS was sports. GOO BOILERMAKERS! WOOT WOOT! All I know is that I graduated as Class of 2012, and I loved it. Graduating was the happiest day of my life and the worst day of my life, because I left such an amazing school. I want to see all of you go to another school and see where you end up. I am in a fantastic college at the moment, i've been warming up to it, but I know I will probably never love it here as much as much as I loved high school. I just recently visited about 2 weeks ago for the first time in 5 months, and I was welcomed back with arms wide open. I understand that everyone has their own opinion, and I so do I, which is why I say GO GHS! I love this place baby! Written by -Melanie, GHS 12'!
Finishing my second year right now, and I have to say that this school definitely deserves it's current rating. None of the staff is really involved with the education of students, and quite honestly, nobody is motivated to learn. We weren't actually 'taught' anything, as teachers went over material with superficial methods. I'm glad, however, to see the new principal addressing some common issues within this school, and hopefully make new students' experiences more worthwhile, as my experience attending this school has been absolutely dreadful, and a waste of time. Some points for improvement would probably focus most on disciplinary action. Far too many times i've seen students bully/vandalise/fight etc., and get away with it. They are FAR too lenient when it comes to punishing students for these acts. It's truly impossible for someone who actually does want to learn to do so, because of the excessive disruptions in class you have to put up with. GHS can be a better school, but it needs improvement.
I used to be a student here a few years ago, and I've got to say that this was the worst school I've been to. Not only were the uniforms and the ID cards annoying, but a lot of the teachers were lazy (not all but a lot) and nobody was in the mood to learn. After a year I left the school and moved, but even in my new high school, I found myself too lazy to do much work because I was so used to basically doing nothing in GHS. The only thing I truly missed were some of the friends I made there and the sports. To improve the quality of this school, we need more diligent teachers that are willing to toughen up their curriculum to get the students ready for college (if they are going) and disciplinary action.
The uniforms killed it for me. I'm a senior this year, and can't wait to get out and go to college so I can have some self-expression in my wardrobe. Sure we have to wear uniforms to WORK, but school is different. High School is the last place we get to be kids, and they took that away from us. Thanks GHS. Only thing's I'm going to miss are some sports teams, and few teachers.
i am a student that goes to Garfield High School. in my opinion this school is horrible. The school nedds repairs, better teachers , and maore disiplinary action.
I have 1 in the H.S. and 1 in the M.S. The teachers really seem to care and try their best. My family has lived in Garfield for 18 yrs. More parents need to take responsibility and get involved.
GHS used to be a top school. I myself have lived here my entire life and graduated from GHS quite a few years ago. I now have 2 children in the Garfield School System. Since the city has gone downhill quite a bit in the past 7 years since an Abbott District was named, the students have changed and the life long residents are yearning to get out. This has taken its toll on the schools. The staff of the high school is excellent, however the students that are 'taking up space' and and not helping themselves is making everyone look bad.
School has good adminstrator who tries really hard for the student. High level of ESL student.
I've lived in Garfield all my life, this is my home; it's all I've ever known. The school's here are not that bad, I go to the Garfield High School and aside from the students who choose to come and not learn, well that's their problem. I myself am not a big fan of going to school in general, but its part of life. The teachers do try their best and the school itself isnt horrible, its just those few troublemakers make the school look bad, if they were to be removed I'm sure people's opinions would change.
I disagree with the last review that was made. The reason why these schools aren't too well is because of the fact, you have these hoodlums and etc that just take up space in the classrooms. If you got rid of the kids that didn't do anything in school but cause trouble for the other children that are trying to learn, then maybe you would have a different opinion. Garfield High School has an excellent staff at this school. Some go the extra mile to help these children the best they can to understand, as well as they can become a friend to them. If they have trouble with others, just need to talk to someone or by just having a question, the teachers are always there for moral support. So just think about if ones that don't exert in school weren't there and how much better the school would be.
I'm looking to move to a better town with a better school district. I'm embarrassed that my children have to go to these schools.
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