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Groveport, OH
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4475 South Hamilton Rd
Groveport, OH 43125

(614) 836-4964
(614) 836-4690
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July 31, 2014
Great community provided much needed support by passing the latest school levy. Excited to see the district grow with a brand new high school!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
I am an educational assistant at Groveport and want to reflect on my experiences there. Pros: Mr. Thomas has done a great job with hiring staff. The staff that is there now does a great job educating and relating to the students. The band at Groveport has always been really good as long as I can remember. Cons: Students aren't disciplined as much as they should be. Administration tolerates dress code violations like sagging pants and does not harshly punish students who use inappropriate language in the hallways. Overall, it's a good school which should become a great school now that the levy has passed.

- submitted by a teacher
May 13, 2014
As a student at GMHS I feel like Groveport has prepared me to go to college. I participate in the band and am happy with how well our band program has done recently. I take three AP courses and currently have 3.7 GPA. I am planning on going to Ohio State and couldn't have done it without all of the help from my teachers and counselor. I would definitely send my kids to Groveport. The bad thing about the school though is that it is overcrowded. However, they are building a new one in a few years and that should fix the problem.

- submitted by a student
May 06, 2014
Parents beware. Groveport Madison High School is grossly over populated with students and under populated with teachers and staff that care. This is my first year at Groveport High and I know they have failed to provide me with acceptable education this year. I have a math teacher that I am scheduled to see twice a week and have only seen him once in a month . He's been replaced with a substitute who plays Ride Along for two hour instead of providing instruction . The library is a disgrace , filled with books from the 80s. I will not return. Shame on you!

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2014
I just recently withdrew myself from Groveport and i have to say i am glad i am not a Groveport anymore, i had traumatic experience, i was bullied, harassed, i felt as if Groveport was setting me up for failure. I even developed a habit of self-harm because of the situations with the classmates i had. I am now homeschooled and i do not regret leaving Groveport, i will never go back.

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2014
i went to Groveport for grades k-8 and i have to say my experience was horrendous, too much bullying, lots of drug use within the students, the teachers honestly don't care,it's just not a good school, i do not recommend sending anyone there, also the high school has no buses so the kids have to walk on Hamilton road which is a very busy road and dangerous, so i give this school one star.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2012
I have not only had one child graduate but one in 10th grade and have been a substitute teacher in all the schools in the district as well as all surrounding districts(except Columbus where I graduated 30 short years ago). Pros: Upbeat wholesome relaxed atmosphere. Top rated marching band. Tradition to recapture. Trust students to create their own identities. Cons: Not honest with the majority about sacrifice necessary for college success. Ready for next wave of technological upgrade. Sports are well coached and only need to help parents motivate students in academics. No swimming or lacrosse. Summary:Schools with 4 times the money and parent involvement fail to produce more mature or joyful individuals. But more of both could help this school and system drag the majority toward working harder for and valuing their education.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
I must say I really enjoyed going to Groveport.The teachers there were very professional and caring.I blame the parents for their children's misconduct.It starts at home and yet they blame the teachers.Newsflash it isn't the teachers fault that we have limited resources and not a lot of money.If you don't like Groveport take your children elsewhere and stop putting the blame on the teachers when in all honesty it's your fault .

- submitted by a community member
March 16, 2011
As a 2007 graduate of GMHS and, after reading these 9 pages of comments about my alma mater, I have to agree with most of them. The district voters will not pass levies, the administration and school board don't care about education, and the facilities are, in a word, horrible. I remember walking through the halls from class to class being pushed into walls because it was so crowded; and that was during split sessions! I do have to disagree with the negative comments about the teachers, however. In fact, many of the teachers that I had at GMHS have inspired me to become a teacher and, hopefully, return to give back and help the school district that gave so much to me in my 12 years as a student. Groveport is no Dublin or Pickerington, but you won't find more dedicated, loving, caring teachers anywhere!

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2011
As a student who has been in Groveport since kindergarten, I have to say elementary school and middle school were wonderful. It was full of GREAT teachers who clearly cared so much for each student as an individual. I believe kindergarten - 8th grade were above average compared to all other schools. Teachers had students best interests at heart. The high school on the other hand isn't as great. Many students tend to try and "run" the school, and get teachers off of topic so that learning is not always happening.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2011
Groveport does not have bad schools per say. The district is huge and they need to re map the district. The Teachers are not the only problem. I had an overall good experience with them. But what they lack is Parental support and DISCIPLINE!! If the teachers would discipline parents would raise a fit and say they were abusive. so if you are considering this school system, be a parent and have DISCIPLINE with your children. The school system also had a money problem and havn't passed a levy in a while. They snuck one in there last election but it wasn't enough for what they need.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2011
The teachers at GMHS are wonderful leaders for our students. Each student deserves the very best. I agree that the school needs updated, I'm planning on voting for the upcoming bond / levy to make this happen. Instead of fighting and complaining about the schools. Why won't you try to step in to make a change. Vote for the issues and attend some plays, concerts or games. See the good in the district and make it better. Go Crusiers!!!

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2010
the past for years was the best. i just graduated in May 2010.I had wonderful teachers along the way.Not every teacher or student is as bad as people make them out to be.truth be known its the parents fault their child(ren) does not behave. I am a recent graduate&&yes we are not rich nor the best school district but what we have the teachers&Students bared with even when the worst got the best of us.It all comes down to how the school disciplines&&treats their students and staff.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2010
I am also going to say that a lot of the students in the area that are sent to groveport are also not mature, responsible and a lot of them are bullies and are violent. But I saw the same kids getting in trouble almost daily for skipping classes, fighting, cussing out teachers ect and they got one day of in school suspension and were allowed back in class. Its not equal punishments at all. Maybe Mr. Thomas will do that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I see a lot of bad comments against the teaching staff and unfortunately learning starts at home --- If there is no structure in the home, it is more likely they will be a discipline problem... No matter what school they attend. Perhaps I have been lucky, as I feel Groveport has provided my child with a great set of skills and will go onto college because they have prepared her in class. These are all standards started within our home, the school can only do they best they can with those childern less fortunate.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2009
i have to say that the teachers are mediocre, the building is falling apart, the system isn't very good, there is very little discipline, the students are taking control of the school, its going steadilly downhill

- submitted by a student
no rating November 25, 2009
Groveport was a good school if you wanted to have fun and clown around in class. Didn't get you ready for college. Teachers didn't have control so students took advantage. If the principal and staff liked a student you can basically do anything. If you're not able to graduate from Groveport then good luck in life,trust me it's easy!

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
I regret ever sending my kid to this school. Uncooperative teachers that just don't care, rude staff and a board w/ their heads in the clouds.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Groveport has a great education system, as well as a staff that are willing to help their students do their best.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
I am a former student and I have to say that this school did not prepare me for college or the work force. Most of the teachers do not care about anything other than getting out of there and I was taught incorrect information quite a bit of the time. I regret not transferring to private school when my parents suggested it...

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July 21, 2008
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March 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
I recently moved to this area and regret even moving here. I have 2 daughters that attend groveport schools. I dont feel the teachers have any control of the students. The students are in control. It's a sad situation. I am looking on getting my daughters in a different school for the 2008-2009 school year. Academics is very important to my daughters and they are straight A students but I don't like what is going on in the class rooms. Students have no respect for these teachers at all and it makes it difficult for the students that are there to get an education.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
I have seen fantastic changes with this school, I am so glad they have got a principal with a backbone and who the kids listen too.

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January 29, 2008
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April 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2007
The New Superintendent and the Board are making positive changes. It seems that a whole lot of rebuilding is going on in our district. The school system is a large organization and it will take a lot to turn it around. But I belive we are off to a decent start.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
The teachers are moderate, the systems are poor, and the facilities are poor as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
Our high school, as well as, our school district is making positive moves for all of our students. The new superintendent has made such a large difference. His ability to hear the people, understand what the district needs and work things out to everyone's needs is amazing. The new principal and assistance at the high school are also making a big impact. Their no nonsense policy is very clear and they follow through should a student decide to challenge the policies. Some students consider them tough but most are thankful for a safer and actually happier environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
June 09, 2006
To say it plain & simple this school system stinks. It needs a compleat revamp and I say we start from the top and work it all the way down.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2006
I am very upset about the new situation that will be taking place the 06-07 school year.How are most children supposed to get to school if their parents have to drop them off at school at 7:00 and have to pick them up at 1:00 in the afternoon.That would be sutting into the time that is needed to do work to support our families.This isnt going to work and the childrens education is in jeporady because no one can take control of the distric and get it back on its feet.If this does'nt turn around soon there will be no Groveport Madison School Districts.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
This school has split sessions. There are three sessions from morning to evening. That being the case, teachers cannot give students any one on one help if needed. My kids have to be on the bus by 6:00 AM and they are home from school by 12:30 PM. Their lunch period is 8:40 AM. The 3rd session students don't get done with their day until after 6:00 PM! My children have never done this poorly in school. The administration is not attentive to questions, and at times, they are evasive. However, in their defense, the school board has effectively tied their hands behind their backs. The school board is in a constant uproar of political bickering. It's really a school to stay away from.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
I think groveport madison schools are so confused right now about split sessions. We're doing better at our extracurricular activities then our school work, and their not trying do anything to improve the problem.I don't think the board care if we go to college or not.All they care about is getting their pay checks.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2006
I have been to several after school activities, and I just want to say that this school is very out of control. As far as sports go I think these kids have awesome coaches that sincerely care. Split sessions could be avoided. I really don't understand why the principal does not enforce school policies and dress codes. He definately can not control his students...

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
I believe at one point in time Groveport Madison was a great school district but over time things have changed..for the worse. The following reasons have been the downfall of Groveport Schools --The school board lack leadership, lack of vision; administrative ineptness and the addition of families trying to escape the Columbus City Schools.

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January 11, 2006
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August 25, 2005
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August 25, 2005
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August 25, 2005
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August 25, 2005
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August 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2005
Wow! I have to agree on ALL previous posts. I have 2 kids in this district. That will change at the end of this school year. Unless you are in sports or clubs, kids are stuck on ridiculous sessions (yes, I helped with our failed levies). A few teachers care and try, but the flagrant lack of support from principals, and advisors frustrate the rest of us. Our great grandfather, the late Lot Smith (local farmer) was on our school board 30+ years ago and would be appalled to see the condition now. We desperately need a new high school, but voters won't approve it. When I was in the school recently and saw what our kids go through on a daily basis, I can't say I blame them. Online schooling next year. They'll lose my tax dollars and I won't have to worry if they are safe at school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
The quality of education is lacking. Many great programs are being cut. Sports seems more important than education. Safety has become an issue.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
I have two students here at GMHS and my experience with this school district is very disappointing. I can only pray that it gets better.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
Groveport has some great advance classes for students that feel they can handle tougher classes. It is a real shame that the Humanities program. The students have a wonderful chance to participate in many extracurricular activities including Drama, Athletics, Band. and different clubs. I wish there was more parent involvment in the district but there is not. The district really needs to get the Bond issue passed to hepl with the overcrowding that many voters believe do not exist

- submitted by a former student
December 02, 2004
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November 17, 2004
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October 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
The Problems with GMHS 1.)We Bus In Columbus Public, Why when groveport is one of the smallest towns in Franklin County, do we have the second largest school district? 2.)We spend money on the stupidist stuff, why did we need two concert screens in our Auditorium this year? TVs in the lunch room, and in the Commons? 3.)Two words, Bronze Horse? The only thing that money was spent on this year that made sense was a new Fire Alarm system, only problem is, if in Chemistry, you use a bunson burner, the alarm goes off. And that is my thought on GMSchools... I'm not a parent, but I am a Senior at the High School.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 22, 2004
I would not want anyone to move into our district. We have a school board that does not listen to the people. They dont care about edu. Of our kids. They are worried about property value. We have not hit any of the state standards on testing ever. We spend more money per students then any other disrtict and have the lowest test scores. Run away, don't move into Groveport Schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2004
I [think] the present Superintendent and school board are terrible. The old high school principal was the only good administrator I dealt with. He just left for another district. The new principal has a punish the kids attitude. I'm not surprised by the negative reviews.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2004
As the grandmother of a Groveport Madison senior I've pretty much seen it all. To sum it up, this system is broken and has been made worse by the heavy handed approach of the new superintendent and high school principal. I agree with the others that the administration is definitely the source of the problem but it's the school board that has the final say and they seem to go along. It's a shame because this district has potential if it could just get some fair leadership.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
Run. Run as fast as you can away from the Groveport Madison school system. A school system that is run more like a prison camp than a school is not a good choice for kids. Superintendent and school board always asking for money no matter how many times voters say no you are not doing a good job. A lot of wasted money. Relentless drug testing even just to park at school. A couple competitive sports programs but most very poor. At any given time anything from fire alarms to busing are off line. Good support staff (secretaries). Teachers are adequate. Neither have a real chance to shine with the oppression forced on by the administration and school board. I've seen much better morale at Columbus Public Schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
I have had 3 children go through this school. I would give a low grade. Some of the teachers are wonderful, but unappreciated by the administrative staff. I agree with the other reviews of this school that the Administration is the root of the problem at these schools, if you are not an athlete, they could care less, especially the superintendant. He is worried more about what the buildings look like in comparsion to Dublin! Walk through the High School one time, the lack of concern for education shows on the kids' faces and the harried teachers, while the admin staff looks like the cat that swallowed the canary. I give it a 'thumbs down'.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2004
I have two students in GM schools. I find the district to be way below standard. Administrators are only available to humiliate children and find reason to 'get rid' of students. Some teachers are good, but not supported by the administration. I have found most of the teachers to be uncaring and uneducated on how to deal with students. It seems they expect children to conform to molds and don't know how to deal with children that do not conform. I have made several attempts, on several occasions to contact teachers and/or administrators and never receive return phone calls. When I go to the schools to talk to someone, they don't have time or don't want to discuss any situation. I think, they think, they are God. I would recommend anyone to find another school distict for their children. GM doesn't want kids to educate-they want kids to humiliate!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
Hello I would just like to say if you are planning on moving into the school district find a better place the students have no room in there class rooms in fact starting the 2004-2005 school year the schools will be going on split sessions 3 seperate shifts 7:00 a.m.-6:30 at night is when these classes will be taking place so do us all a favor including your self and do not put your kid in these school thank you Mark Daniels

- submitted by a student
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Groveport Madison High School
4475 South Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH  43125
(614) 836-4964
Last modified Groveport Madison High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Groveport Madison High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top