Can not say enough about the quality of the teachers and coaches at GCHS. I remain close with many of my high school football and lacrosse coaches today nearly 10 years after my graduation. A fantastic institution.
Education is solid and well rounded. Students are motivated to succeed in a competitive environment. Most teachers were good, a few were inspiring. The focus on sports is a little much but is not unique to this school.
My second child is currently in Garden City High School and is also getting a very solid education. My son is currently on a scholarship at Northeastern University, which I attribute to the opportunities he gained in school (not just academics but also student government, sports, and music).
Very competitive school that fosters determination in it's students at a young age. Students are constantly trying to get into the best colleges in the country and this is prevalent especially in the high school environment.
--I've posted this for Garden City Middle School, but I'm posting this again for GCHS because one of my children goes to this school and I think they both are great.-- This school is the best high school I've ever seen in my life. I moved from Los Angeles many years ago and have lived here ever since. I am now sending my children to this school. They love this school, and so do I. The teachers are very considerate, of great qualities of teaching, and have great teaching methods which are working well not only on my children but also on other kids at school. This school is not very much known for its diversity as other people mentioned below but it doesn't mean it doesn't hold a tolerant attitude towards diversity. Garden City Middle School and High School are great schools no matter who you are, so do not worry about sending your kids to this school even though you are not white or Catholic. No one here judges you by your look or what you believe in. It's ridiculous that some people actually think they do. ---Also, it is true that the students in GC are good at sports, but why has it come to you as a problem? They are also one of the best in academics, etc.