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Germantown High School

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Posted May 14, 2014

Worst School In Memphis Staff Very Rude , hide a lot of info if it was known to the public they'll put them on the news like southwind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2014

Germantown High School, located in Germantown, Tn is NOT A FAIRY TAIL School!! When It Comes To Academics , Germantown Is a Good School , but many teachers and stafff place Germantown at risk for being the best school. Today , my child was in the office sick and needed to call home. She asked the Lady in the office if she could have an excuse note back to class , and the lady told my daughter "No , Leave me alone. I am on my Lunch Break". I found that comment very disrespectful and Rude!!!! There hast been many cases similar to ehat happened to my daughter. I am very disappointed in Germantown High School !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

Great awesome school to go to and i like theadvisory schedule. Again, a really good school the teachers are very understanding


Posted May 1, 2012

This school has something for every student. The IB program is great for the very academic. The fine arts, drama and production/TV station are all superb. Solid vocational classes available as well. Great sports teams and band too. The healthy diversity of the students keeps GHS from being too "cliquish". The overall atmosphere is vibrant, but relaxed and content. All schools have issues, but our kids feel safe and happy here. We are very pleased with our children's experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

The IB program is rigorous & challenging & the teachers are inspired, dedicated, & hard-working. My son is pleased that he made the switch from private to this public school. The fine arts program is exceptional. GHS has great school spirit, excellent teachers, strong leadership, and excellent academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

This is an excellent school. Not only has a great program (International Baccalaureate), but also has a great band. The band director Mr. Byrd is strict to his students. I feel that my child will have a good learning experience there. They care more about students learning than money. All band members including freshmen are audited to the band, and they charge very reasonable band fees. Germantown High School is great! It is getting better and better...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Germantown High is a great school! It is getting better since Southwind High School was built in 2007. The school office stuffs are very friendly and helpful. Principal Mr. McIntyre is very involved in student activities. It offers International Baccalaureate (IB) program that best prepares students for the college. I would get it 10/10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school is perfect. They display excellent leadership skills for students and they have an array of activities and and extra-curriculars to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

Great School, I have 2 enrolled, both are very active and enjoy school. Mr Mac (principal) is very involved, knows the students by name, and is at nearly all after school events. This is a great school for the arts, has an awesome band, and is IB
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Great School! I love it! Mr Mac is a great principal who really cares about all of his students. I am a senior and have loved my entire experience here at Gtown! Go RedDevils!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

This is the coolest school in the area for the ARTS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

It's a wonderful school! It's really clique-free, the academies is wonderful and our extracurricular programs are amazing. We're all just part of the same group and the school environment is great. Also, walking around an open campus is awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2009

I have three children that have attended Germantown High School. It is an excellent school with wonderful Administration/Teachers/Counselors. My oldest son graduated in 2004 and went on to graduate from college Magna Cum Laude. I feel that his teachers at GHS prepared him to achieve that goal. He has now decided to attend Graduate school and become a teacher. My daughter graduated in 2007 and again I feel that her experience at GHS prepared her for college. My youngest daughter is currently a sophomore at GHS and is enrolled in the IB program. Every thing about GHS has been a positive experience for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

I give Germantown High a 10 ! The administration is wonderful, always open to the parents. The teachers are the best around. They care and go the extra mile for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 24, 2009

The environemnt is very friendly and open amongst the students. I, myself, am in the IB program, and it is quite rigorous. The teachers, for the most part, are able to teach in either a traditional or hands-on way. The Fine Arts department is amazing, and helpin to prepare students for their life after high school whether it be in the arts or not. There are very few fights, and the surrounding community is always reaching a helping hand towards the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Great IB program and very good Honors programs for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I am about to graduate in May of 2009, and all four years that I spent at Germantown high have been the best. The school offers so many programs in which us students can excel and tons of extracuricular activites (sports and clubs). The school allows the students to make thier own decisions when it comes to picking class schedules. The school is also set up like a college campus so students can be prepared for college. The teachers are excellent and are really passionate about the subjects they teach. Overall Germantown High is a great school that prepares students for college and vocational schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2008

May 2008 My son is a freshman at Germantown High. He loves the school. The teachers are wonderful and very caring. The office staff is very kind every time you walk in the doors of Germantown High. This school is on the way upward. I graduated from Germantown in 1982, and was a little hesitate for my child to go there. A wonderful school. I am very high on Germantown High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

My daughter is finishing her freshman year at GHS. She came from Riverdale, which is a much smaller school, so I was a little worried about how she would manage at GHS. She has been extremely happy this year. She loves her teachers and is doing very well. GHS has so much to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

I have two sons at GHS this year. They are both involved in extra-curricular activities. This has been good for each of them. The new principal is wonderful! He is visible and available to the students and the parents. He attends school events regularly. The students seem to respect him and like him. He is doing great things to focus on the positives and improve the overall atmosphere of the school. I hope he will remain as principal for at least the next three years! On the downside, I wish that the teachers would communicate with the parents more often. Some ot them do respond to e-mail, and others do not. Both of my sons have lower grades than I expect them to have. We are working on this at home. If your child will get involved at GHS, he or she will have a good high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
30%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students66%
African American60%
Asian83%
Hispanic71%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students52%
African American32%
Asian75%
Hispanic62%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
African American70%
Asian95%
Hispanic57%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students79%
African American68%
Asian93%
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students67%
African American56%
Asian88%
Hispanic72%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students54%
African American39%
Asian81%
Hispanic56%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 23%
White 39% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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7653 Old Poplar Pk
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: (901) 756-2350

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