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Germantown, TN
Students enrolled: 2,051
 

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7653 Old Poplar Pk
Germantown, TN 38138

(901) 756-2350
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September 08, 2014
They don't acknowledge their new students and they don't ask them if they come from a different state that did different things. They just judge you based on if they think you went there last year.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2014
My daughter graduated in 2013 with honors, top 10% of class of 500. Self-motivated and made her own way at GHS. No real college guidance from school but earned full scholarship at top tier school. Faculty seems to operate on survival mode. Many privileges associated with the high school experience are lost because students don't know how to act.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2014
This school is what you make of it. My daughter worked hard and received a great education and 24 hours college credit. The teachers were very hard working, caring people, and the staff members were very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
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
May 08, 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
November 09, 2013
Great awesome school to go to and i like theadvisory schedule. Again, a really good school the teachers are very understanding

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 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
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
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
May 07, 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
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
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
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
no rating September 16, 2009
This is the coolest school in the area for the ARTS!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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
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
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
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
October 21, 2008
Great IB program and very good Honors programs for students.

- submitted by a parent
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
October 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
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
March 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
November 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 25, 2007
I have a daughter who graduated in 1977 - GHS was great and accomodated her schedule as we moved there in the latter part of her Jr. year. I have two grandsons who have or are attending GHS. The one who graduated in 2004 was poorly educated and motivated. Even after many conferences, he was lost in the system. The other will graduate this 2007-08 year. He is doing well. However, he is in honor and AP courses. Otherwise, he would not be there. - A Grandparent.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2007
My oldest daughter graduated from Germantown in 2000 and for the most part it was a great school with great teachers that really cared. My youngest daughter graduated from Germantown in 2005 and by that time things had changed in a bad way. One of her teachers was engaged to be married and was way too open with the class about her relationship with her fiance. Other teachers did not seem to care and made it obvious they did not like their jobs. Just a few of her teachers really took their job seriously and were there to help and to educate.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
October 17, 2006
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- submitted by a student
October 06, 2006
My son started Germantown as a freshman in 2002 and my daughter in 2003. I took my kids out in 2004 because it was clear that the school was on a path of decline.I was not happy with the way discipline issues were handled by Mr. Downing.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
I am a 2006 graduate of Germantown High School, and I honestly that feel that my attendance there has had such a lasting impact on my life. Although the school has some negative aspects, as with any school, the positive aspects out weigh the negative. The lessons I've learned, the people I've met, and the experiences I've had will forever mean more to me than attending a 'perfect school'. -J. Williams

- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2006
I graduated from germantown in 05. I just finished my first year of college with a 3.79 so I'd say germantown does a pretty good job at preparing students for the future. True, that there is always the hassle of having to deal with all the rules. As for the education: I was never into doing much work at home so I took a few honors and AP and then used regular classes to do my homework. Also one thing you learn at G-town that you don't learn any where else is people skills. You don't realize how much easier it is for on of us to deal with anyone after germantown than a private school kid. At g-town you have to deal with everything. That's it

- submitted by a former student
January 28, 2006
I could not finish due to the word limit on these reviews. As I was saying, the honors and AP side of the school is great. Since the teachers do not have to deal with the lower end of the students they can focus more on the aspect of teaching. The honors teachers are the greatest. They are very knowledgeble and fun to learn under. The students in honors classes are all great. Our extra curricular activites are also good. We have all the sports and several art departments. We have a fully functional and professional TV studio. The fine arts are recognised by serveral organizations. We have courses in computer programming, witch I am takiking, and a photography department which I will be in next year. Overall it comes down to two things. Take honors / AP and enjoy this school, Or dont bother with regular classes. Travis.

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2006
I think the faculty and administrators mean well, but they just can't get the job done. Some of the teachers don't enjoy their jobs, that is obvious. The environment is not safe at all.

- submitted by a former student
January 28, 2006
This school is awesome! It has a great academic program and an unparalleled social scene. There are some problems, but we move on and learn from them. I am happy to be a RED DEVIL !

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
If your child is in AP or Honors classes, and if the teachers are doing more than just putting in their time, the quality of education is pretty good. Same thing if your child is involved in the media-centered curriculum. On the other hand,if your child is average, run, don't walk, to the nearest exit. Classrooms are crowded. Discipline is practically non-existent. Kids curse at teachers, use filthy language, and grope each other in the halls. This 'blue ribbon' campus is dirty, crowded, and only barely under control. For most kids, it's just a warehouse where they mark time. This situation exists largely due to population demographics (economic and morally-disadvantaged) and the fact that the school system finds it easier to ignore the problems than to address them.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
I am a student entering GHS for the class of 06. Befor I moved here I went to state of the art Brownsburg High in Indiana. Compared to my former school this school is in the past about 30 years. Students have no involvement in the running of the school and are not being prepared for the future. Even upper level classes are led around like first graders and are not forced to learn independently like they will be in college. Admin. seems not to care about reg. students. Luckily I am an honor student or there is no way I would have a future after GHS. GHS is definitely one of the worst schools I have ever seen. If you want your kids to learn either put the in private school or move to Brownsburg, IN.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2005
There are some teachers here that do not like Germantown and are gonna leave ASAP once Arlington grows. When you have teachers at a school that do not like where they are it shows in many ways. Germantown has not always had to have an intervention specialist and the idea of this makes parents a tad concerned. Germantown is certainly not the school it once was.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
Many teachers at this school have no care or interest in their students. Sadly this causes students to not have any interest in the class or the school. Another problem is in many cases there is not enough going on in the classroom to keep the students interested in the class this results in poor grades and high school is not a place to be making poor grades. With the way the school and classes are set up we see poor attendance and some of the smart kids making poor grades all because the teachers honestly do not care. The guidance department does not seem to be helpful which causes more problems for the students. The administration is lacking and has no real control over the situation. Parents even if you have to pay for it please send them to a school where morals are taught and the teachers care.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2005
I graduated from Germantown in 2004, not 1984, and the teachers were almost exclusively church-going Christians. Most of them behaved ethically (based on public school policy) by not shoving a religion down the students' throats. Let's not forget that GHS has the nation's number one educational access TV station, GHSTV. Also, GHS is considered one of the top three performing arts high schools in the country, with the average spring musical costing over $100,000. I think the two previous writers truly have qualms about the black population at GHS; however, such irrational thoughts should not bother anyone. After they build the new high school down on Hacks and Shelby, GHS should be 15-20% African-American. Ever look on the bright side?

- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 01, 2005
I remember the day it was considered an honor to attend Germantown high school. That day has come and gone and will not be back. Parents whatever you do please do not send your kids here. This is a school where for the most part the teachers have no morals. I have pulled my kids out of public schools for this reason. There is not enough in the classroom to make kids wanna get up and go to school and there is not enough to keep kids tuned into what is supposedly trying to be taught. In a situation like this grades tend to be low and in some cases failing and there is no way I would keep my kids in a situation like this and I pray you care enough not to want that for your kids either.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
Please do not send your kids to this school. My Son entered into 9th grade during the 2004-2005 school year and by October it became obvious we could not continue here after the school year. People told me what I should expect with this school but I chose not to listen or take what they had to say seriously. Now I know what this school is all about and believe me none of it is good. The guidance department along with the teachers and administration are not helpful by any means. We are quite pleased with our choice of a Private School ane believe me it is worth the money. Getting out of GHS is the best thing we have ever done. I am glad we are going to a school where it is obvious the teachers have morals and share our Christian Faith and Values.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2005
My daughter has taken mostly Honors and AP classes offered by GHS. The education for academically advanced students is excellent and selection of courses is broad. As parents, we maintain a personal and consistent attention to the school and have seen that students without parental involvement do not fair well in a system that is overcrowded. The remainder of average and poor students are mixed in classrooms and many seem to get a much poorer education than she does. There are SOME wonderful teachers, but they are balanced out by teachers who don't come in until the last min. and gone when the bell rings, making them unavailable for student questions/help. The guidance office has WAY TOO FEW counselors to deal with student course enrollment, college guidance advice, etc. Admin. seems more likely to crack down/punish the entire student body than deal with problem students, good students suffer due to this.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2005
My son is a senior at GHS this year. He has been very involved in the fine arts department...PPP and GH-TV. He has grown into a very responsible young man and has been given many opportunities he would not have had if he went to another school. He has kept his GPA high while being an active member of the Production class. As a parent, I have made many new friends through my involvement in the PPAG organization. Our negative experiences have been with the math department during my son's first two years at GHS. Also, there were some bullying type issues one year, but after speaking with the administration, I was satisfied with the way these issues were handled. Overall, we are pleased with the school and look forward to sending our other children there in the future.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2005
Parents, I graduated from GHS 5 years ago. I participated strongly in the honors/AP program, which was wonderful. However, the 'regular' program was certainly lacking. Your child will not learn in such a program. Morals are not taught or enforced. The entire system has declined. It was ridiculous. Administrators knew, yet I RARELY (if ever) saw them monitoring the situation. The safety there is extremely lacking. Pay more and send your child somewhere else, or pay the price when they have discipline problems or receive bad grades as a result of the lack of interests of their teachers. Forget GHS. Please. I wish I could.

- submitted by a former student
February 19, 2005
Quality and selection of classes was very good. Music, art, sports, extracurricular activities were very important and had good participation. Parental involvement was very good for high school level. Security was good. School is desperately over crowded. For the most part, kids are pretty good. Some racial problems and drug problems, but probably not any more than any other school.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
The classes offerred and teachers are great, but there's a huge number of students who bring down the entire system. If the student willing to learn is in regular classes, he or she can forget about learning. Half the time the teachers are spending to quiet down the class. Honors system is pretty good though, but with the budget cuts it might not be great after a while. Class of 2005 is probably the last 'perfect' type of class left. School has a lot to offer, but few who want to take. The fine arts in school are probably one of the best in state public schools. It all depends on what classes you take.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2004
I am a student attending GHS and i think it's an EXCELLENT school! even though some people say it's going downhill..it's still the best of the schools here in Shelby County.The principle is willing to do anything he can to make the teachers, students and staff happy! i'm a sophmore and i'm going to coninue attending GHS until i graduate!! no other school can offer what Germantown can...the Fine Arts department is beyond amazing,the hard work they put into everything in this school shows! I say, GHS is #1! Houston, Kirby, Cville are nothing compared to this school... Go Devils!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2004
I think those students who say that Germantown has 'gone bad' have not embraced what is offered to them. No matter what type of person you are, there is some activity for you to become involved in. Just going to school from 7:15-2:15 limits your high school experience. It is my belief that the activities your partake in help to establish who you are. Gtown has so much to offer its students. The principal is only trying to help the students, and people need to understand that. I would reccommend Germantown to anyone because I love highschool and would not want to go anywhere else. I feel it gives you more opportunities as well as dose of the real world. This is something no other high school in Memphis can say (especially not Houston and Collierville).

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2004
Germantown is great and I am glad to be a graduating senior and i wouldn't rather be anywhere else. The idiots that say germantown isn't good are the reason why we have the yellow lines, the reason the teachers can't teach. germantown has alot to offer and it is there for us to embrace it, not be stupid about it and say bad things. if you don't want to be there, go away. we don't need negativity at the school. we offer so much for the students and we want them to get involved and make high school as fun as they want it to be.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2004
ok my feelings on germantown are that, not that long ago it was a great school one the kids felt proud to go to, now I would say it's a pretty big joke. yes the sports and activities are good but that's not why you go to school.i graduated from g-town last year, and what I got out of it was making new friends,being on first name basis with andy white,senior parking, and getting a diploma.where's the learning in that?yes they do have very good teacher,but it's hard for them to teach when the class won't let them.the school would be better if they got a new principal and stopped bring students in that don't care to be there.I was able to skip 57 days my senior year and still graduate with a high GPA and that shouldn't have happen,g-town needs to change before it loses it's well known name.

- submitted by a former student
August 04, 2004
I'm a senior at Germantown for the 2004-2005 school year. I pretty much like Germantown but I believe it's definitely gone downhill. The principals 'bright ideas' make the teens feel about two years. Since Southwind and Kirby have been rezoned to our school, the morale and courtesy level has majorly dropped. If this wasn't my last year, I would not attend Germantown. Look to Houston and Collierville for better education and environment in a high school.

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2004
Though this coming year will only be my second year at Germantown high. I feel that Germantown has something for everyone to enjoy. It's a blue ribbon high school, one of a select few in the country, and I for one have learned more than just academics here. My first year at germantown I was rather shy and I was only myself around the closest of my friends, but then I started joining some of the numerous clubs, like International Club, Model U.N. and SADD to name a few, and I learned in a different way how to have fun. I'm a 4.0 student and very proud of the wonderful teachers who got me this far. Yes, some of the disciplinary rules at Germantown can be a bit annoying but really it's for the better. Germantown changed my life and I would recommend it to anyone fortunate enough to find it!

- submitted by a student
July 26, 2004
I am now a senior ar Germantown High School and I believe that Germantown has gone bad the past two years.I loved Germantown the first year but I believe that the principal has turned our school into a prison. Yes, I love the fact that Germantown has so many dedicated and hard working teachers and that's was makes me come back every year. Although, I am concerned that the harder you crack down on adolescents the worse they are going to act out. My main problem with the school was when the pricipal started to putting yellow lines around campus for people who block the walkway.Germantown is a very crowded school and if they just cut down the bell then they wouldn't have to worry about people standing and talking to friends for a long period of time! So, overall I do like Germantown and I love being involved!

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September 22, 2003
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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I am a senior at Germantown High this year. I have great pride in the school which has been the recipient of countless awards in Academics, Arts (Poplar Pike Playhouse, GHS-TV), and Athletics (Best of the Preps 17 years in a row, 19 overall, 12 female, 2 male). Germantown has changed over the past 5 years but the change is one of the times. Your children can still receive a quality education from teachers who care, especially when in the Honors Program. Getting involved at Germantown is not a difficult task.....find several clubs and get involved with them. Overall, Germantown is great.

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August 26, 2003
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Germantown High School
7653 Old Poplar Pk, Germantown, TN  38138
(901) 756-2350
Last modified Germantown High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Germantown High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top