Students enrolled 530
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School leader Mr. William L. Ryser Jr
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District Girard City School District

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1244 Shannon Rd
Girard, OH 44420

(330) 545-5431
(330) 545-5440
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4 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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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
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
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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
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
August 28, 2008
very political school, not impressed with education

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January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
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
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
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.

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February 18, 2005
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September 10, 2004
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Girard Sr High School
1244 Shannon Rd, Girard, OH  44420
(330) 545-5431
Last modified Girard Sr 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.
Girard Sr High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.