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Girard Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 530 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 20, 2013

More like babysitting unruly teens is more like it. There is no discipline to be heard of, teachers are screaming at kids, throwing items across the room at them, kids are being disruptive and nothing being done. My child went from a straight A report card to D's and F's. There is no teaching being done there and heaven forbid that you be the minority there. You are now the brunt of all hazing and harassment from the other kids. Nice building, but that is the only thing worth a positive comment there. And Parents are NOT encouraged to participate within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

GHS is a good school, with staff operating in the challenging environment that is NE Ohio and I applaud their efforts. However, the populace overemphasizes the sports aspects vice academics, which, unfortunately will not prepare students for the 21st Century. Further, I disagree with the parent heralding "the great principal" of long ago; that era was rife with cronyism, especially in the hiring of his kids in the school system. It was bad enough they received preferential treatment as students.--a former student and parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

I transferred to Girard High School the beginning of my sophomore year of high school. I was warmly welcomed by the student and staff. Everyone is very friendly and accepting. The curricular is simply fantastic! They have so many advanced classes. They have biomed classes, college course classes, and construction classes. And even if your not in advance classes, there are numerous electives to choose from. The school spirit is the best. It's hard to find a seat at the Arrowhead Stadium on Friday nights because it's so filled. Girard offers many opportunities that other schools do not. Like to study at New Castle School of Trade, or join our nationally acclaimed robotics team. Coming to Girard was the best decision of my life. The teachers will do everything in their power to help you and make sure you pass. They are very nice and understanding. The new school has a beautiful library, and two state of the art computer labs. If your searching for a school for your children to attend, choose Girard High School. It's a decision you'll never regret.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2010

Academic Excellence rating 7 years running. New Jr./Sr. High School opening Sept. 2010. Stadium renovations completed. Elementary/Intermediate school newly constructed 2001. A progressive district that prepares it's students for the challenges of the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

This is an extremely well built school and unfortunately it is being demolished within the near future. I feel that this building needs to be saved and somehow leagel action needs to take place in order to save this historic landmark and memory lane for many of us almini who attended there over the past nearly 80 years. If anyone has interest in saving this landmark, please give your comments and post them all over the internet so that we have a fighting chance to save this building and turn it into a community center that can offer many valuable learning areas for adults, plus it is near center of town and very easy to find with the help of google maps and map quest. HELP SAVE OUR ORIGINAL GIRARD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING.


Posted January 15, 2009

Girard High School is a great High School. The people and environment is so friendly. Most of all I love the School Spirit! Go Indians!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

very political school, not impressed with education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

I am an alumni of Girard High and all of my children have attende Girard High over the last 15 years. In that time what I have noticed most is that the spirit and pride that being a part of Girard High School has seem to have faded away. There was a great leader once, being the principal, many years ago, and when he retired hence the greatness that Girard High once had seemed to go with him. You are only as good as who leads you... it seems as if mediocrity has taken over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I think that Girard High School is a school that should be better then it is. The extracurricular activities are avalible yes, but not that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2005

The academic programs at girard high school aren't anything special. Many of the teachers are very judgemental and the students are VERY disrespectful. My sons and daughter attend girard and if i had it my way, they would never go back! Girard does have an awesome band program. The director is a young guy who loves the students and lets them decide what to play. The students are very much in control of thier programs for the band with supervision of parents. Parent involvment in this school is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female81%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female88%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled82%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female76%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled73%
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female79%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled73%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled82%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
103 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
102 (2009)
 
102 (2008)

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Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

75%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

89%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 74%
Black 9% 16%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1244 Shannon Rd
Girard, OH 44420
Phone: (330) 545-5431

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