Garden City High School

6500 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City, MI 48135 | (734) 762-8350
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,497
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 6500 Middlebelt Road, Garden City, MI 48135
  • Principal or Admin: Mr. Jerry Perttunen
  • Fax: (734) 762-8531
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Garden City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $11,425
  • Graduation Rate: 96.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 10.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.2
  • Enrolled Students: 5,179

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,497
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 76.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 758 (50.6%)
  • Females: 739 (49.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 103 (6.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 383 (25.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 486 (32.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Garden City High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.4%
Black986.5%
Asian90.6%
Hispanic312.1%
White1,35390.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Garden City High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade51334.3%
10th Grade37925.3%
11th Grade32821.9%
12th Grade27718.5%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

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25 reviews for Garden City High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 25, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The most horrible school I have ever delt with! The school is nothing but fist fighting and bully girls. SOME of the adults gossip like they are students and do not act like they care if students succed or fail. (minus a few good ones)Horrible curriculum not to mention no buses!! They mark the students absent when late more than 4 times and fail them if they do not get a C on the final exam. They do not even have there own books. They need more than 1 cop in this place.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 25, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is the worst school ever.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 21, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Love the class sizes and the professional attitude of the staff.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on September 01, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • No high school buses. Some kids walk 6 miles round trip to get there. In the early morning dark, cold, snow etc. The school board should be recalled. Parent was told they are using Detroit Public schools as a model-you heard it right-Detroit Public schools.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 05, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • IM UPSET WITH SOME OF THE COMMENT THAT WERE MADE ABOUT GARDENCITY HIGH SCHOOL. I WENT TO THIS HIG H SCHOOL WHEN IT WAS CALL EAST. IT WAS A GOOD SCHOOL. I HAVE FRIENDS WHO HAVE KIDS WHO GO TO THE HIGH SCHOOL.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on January 09, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is hell. If you love ur child, you won't let them burn here....
  • Reviewed by Community Member on November 12, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i wanted 2 no if thy allow studnts tth dont live in the district 2 attend garden city high school if u no or can u ask 4 me id really appreciat t im checking into this wall everyday (:
  • Reviewed by Student on November 10, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The schools not in the best shape, its better then others, but we need to stay possitive. We have great sports, AMAZING SPIRIT, friends, and the teachers aint all that bad. Love your school, stop the talking smack.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 13, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school is not that terrible. The halls are crowded, and there is a lot of fights and drug use in the school.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 15, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school has no money. i was to the point where i was going to change schools. don't go here theres to much drama. they need to control the drugs and fights.
  • Reviewed by Student on July 14, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • GCHS SUCKS.
    dont punish your kid and send them here.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 05, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I dont know why all these people say things like this when its not true, i went to this school like 3 years ago and it was the greatest thing i met alot of friends, and why people say its dirty and everything you should go to Detroit, that place is like friggin' hideous and schools are the worst i say this cause i used to live there and its ugly,
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 24, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Where should I start... I recommend this school to no one. The school it self is horribly dirty and gross. For instance, there is holes in the ceiling that often leak and leaves puddles of water on the ground and seeps into the carpet, not to mention the various molds that are a common sight to see. Nothing ever gets clean in this school, when theres cases of pom\cheerleaders getting Ringworm from the carpet, you know this is a putrid place to be. Staff, teachers, education, every thing from bus's to the attendance policy are just awful, I cant strain this any more enough. How are you suppose to learn when 90% of the books are from 1970 and are missing the covers and most of there pages, its a joke, but no one's laughing. Honesly, I can't put in to words how horrendous this school is, its only getting worse.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • garden city high school was probably the greatest place on earth. the teachers are great especially mr penski, ms bills, and mr lenze. high school is what u make of it and i had a great time. i was even prom king and i enjoyed every minute of high school. you just have to be involved for it to be fun.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 02, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • so far i like the high school i made lots of friends this year but i hate the hallways
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 02, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is ok but here was a lot of fights both years i went there.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 12, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I like this school district my children once attended Canton schools and I moved back to Garden City for the schools!
  • Reviewed by Student on April 06, 2008
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE.
    I CANNOT WAIT TO MOVE
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 11, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • please, do NOT move to this school district. this school lives up to the 'garbage city' name
  • Reviewed by Student on September 04, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is a piece of crap. I hate it, and so does everyone else.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Garden City High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on MEAP and MME state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Social Studies Test
201055.1%55.6%72.8%
200961.9%61.5%71.1%
200859.2%59.3%72.4%
 

MME - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201045.6%44.3%50.4%
200948.0%46.5%49.3%
200840.1%39.4%46.2%
 
Reading Test
201063.2%61.8%65.2%
200956.9%55.1%59.9%
200860.5%59.7%61.9%
 
Science Test
201052.9%51.7%57.9%
200955.4%53.8%55.6%
200856.6%56.0%56.6%
 
Social Studies Test
201082.7%81.6%79.4%
200981.3%80.4%81.3%
200884.4%83.7%79.9%
 
Writing Test
201039.0%37.9%43.7%
200940.0%38.4%43.4%
200831.5%31.0%41.1%
 
English Language Arts Test
200950.7%48.7%52.1%
200845.3%44.9%52.3%
 
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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