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200 Maroon Tide Dr
Galax, VA 24333

(276) 236-2991
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May 02, 2014
Galax is not a great school. Most of the students do not behave at all and are mean to the teachers and the teachers won't do anything about it. Many of the teachers will tell you what to study for a test or quiz and the quiz will be completely different than what they gave you to study. Some teachers do this all the time and the students will fail their quiz and they will wonder why. The school has some very good teachers that teach very well, others not so much. The students are the worst part. There is a lot of racism that for on here at Galax and nothing is done about it.

- submitted by a community member

March 17, 2011
I'm a graduate of Galax High School and I am SO glad I chose Galax over other schools in the area. The administration and staff clearly push the kids to a higher level of achievement. Other schools tend to set low expectations for the students, but Galax always sets high expectations as far as academics and college admittance. Through the AP classes and dual enrollment, I was able to enter college with enough credits to be considered a sophomore! The other schools simply don't push as hard as Galax, and it shows in the SOL scores. Galax is great and I would definitely send my kids there to properly prepare them for college.

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February 22, 2010
i think galax high school is the best high school around there football team could use some work but the rest of the sports excels alot galax always has great sol scores and the teachers would do anything for you if u need help they are very passionate about there job and u can tell i think your stupid if u dont put ur kids in galax high school and there is heardly any fights cause we have a resourse officer there so if u think galax is a bad school your wrong sorry it is the best school around this area and i mean the best in academics and in sports and it has small classes so you learn more than you would if you was in a bigger school and also not many students drop out some do like all schools but alot of galax high schoolers graduate and

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2010
I am a graduate of Galax High School, and believe me when I say that this school is amazing. Every kid gripes about their school, that's natural. They complain about the food, but when I was there, the food was good, the teachers were very interactive, and I learned a lot. They have several programs to help kids excel. And every school is going to have a discipline issue. They're KIDS. It happens. This school is nice, the staff is wonderful, and you're lucky if you can find a school like this without the gang violence, the drug problems, and other major issues you find in bigger schools. I recommend this school to any child.

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May 20, 2008
as a parent of two children who attend galax i am verry concerned with the safty of my kids.The school is undergoing rentovation.The school is not clean,the food is pretty bad.My outlook on the school is the kids are running the school.The teachers are great.But everyone seems to have trouble keeping the kids in line.Boys wearing paints hung to the knees,girls dressed in SHORT cloths.Looks like someone needs to take control.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2007
I am a current senior at Galax High School and I firmly believe that this is the best high school in the area. Despite the small size, Galax excels in both athletics and academics. Through programs like the Linwood Holton Governor's School, the Southwest Virginia Governor's School, and AP and College classes, I have been able to study above and beyond high school standards. Galax may have few immediate resources, but the administration strives to push students to a higher level of achievement.

- submitted by a student

October 20, 2005
I dont agree with the other reviews either you dont really know anything about the school unless you have recently been there i believe the teachers and principals are really awsome and with an enrollment of 450 how can a staff of 40 keep that completley under control your going to have some fights no matter what but really has calmed down

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2005
I am a recent graduate of the school (05) and I disagree with the reviews. The classes are challenging and the teachers interact well with students. Principal Sturgill is probably the best thing to happen to that school in quite some time. He always sought the advice of students to get things changed. When the old principal was there, there were fights all the time. Last year, there were two. Maybe three. Students complain so they get their way. Don't buy into that stuff right off, parents. Parents need to be more involved if anything.

- submitted by a student

January 21, 2005
Galax City Public schools are okay but they could be a whole lot better! They are nasty and the new principal isn't really doing a good job of keeping these kids safe! The other day my children came home saying that two girls got in a fight now if the teachers really watched these kids then that wouldn't have happened, would it?

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2004
My son hated Galax Public schools. The teachers would just pass out the work and go over it a little bit. They didnt go over the work enough for students to learn it. If you had any sense you would not put your kids in Galax Publics Schools.

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Galax High School
200 Maroon Tide Dr, Galax, VA  24333
(276) 236-2991
Last modified Galax High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Galax High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top