Galena High School Reviews
Rating 3.84 out of 5 275 reviews
The teachers there were amazing! They always had lots of character which made the schooling environment feel that much more enriching and fun to participate in. Even the bad teachers made you come home with a laugh. Most every teacher would give you an A so long as it was clear you tried and you understood the material. Harder teachers would let you know they were hard ahead of time and all expectations were clear. Of course, school was hard but Galena was a wonderful school all and all.
The teachers care but the administration should do more to keep them around. New teachers and old ones leaving all the time, including the greatest band teacher ever.. now there is no band which is a disservice to all Galena students, sports and families.
I would give Galena a better score but its handling of the Covid-19 epidemic lowers it for me. The hybrid learning model is confusing to students and teachers. It really ruined my entire senior year, so I leave this poor review.
Many of the teachers create a good learning environment, although many do not. It is also a very restrictive place for creativity and learning methods.
By far the students at galena high school are beyond kind. While the school is located in a high-income zone, the students are surprisingly down to earth. I also participated in the STEM program which was mediocre but was nice.
Galena is an average school but I dealt with a lot of teachers that stumped my learning and did not help me grow my education. A lot of teachers that I have had at the school did not care for my grades and dumped loads of work on their students expecting them to teach themselves. But on a positive note, I also had teachers who did everything they could to teach their students all they could, and some of my teachers worked really hard to help us get the best grades possible. The students at Galena were also very controversial, some were very kind and open and welcoming while others were discriminatory and condescending. Overall, Galena is an average school with its pros and cons but in my experience I was not very happy with the teaching strategies of a lot of the teachers.
Galena High School is a very decent school, with many good teachers. However, football and males sports are valued more than the arts and girl's sports by some administrators. Academics are pretty good overall. Diversity is a struggle, lower socioeconomic students are often not given the same resources as the more privileged students.
I like that galena is one of the top schools in the state. I would like the school to be more cultural.
My experience at Galena is very good because i have met some of my best friends there and also the teachers are very supportive and are always thee to help when needed, they are also very involved in there students lives.
I think Galena High School was overall a great experience - the teachers were very kind and helpful, and I felt very prepared for college. That being said, the school culture (created by the students, teachers, and administrators) is oriented towards the white, wealthy students. Additionally, sports were heavily prioritized over the arts.
Galena high school was an Average school. Their was quit a bit of diversity. I feel like my college readiness could have been a little better, for I feel like I did not get to really learn time management because their was not a lot of homework, and if their was homework then most of the time it was not graded.
The teachers are great and the grounds are very nice. Overall it’s a fun atmosphere and assemblies are a blast!
I liked many of the teachers at Galena. In fact, I never had a teacher I did not like while attending the school. I actually liked going to school most days because of the teachers there. Some of the higher up administration comes off as a bit mean to student however. Additionally, it is composed mostly of white students. Many of my POC friends often felt out of place here.
The staff was disrespectful and didn't care about the wellbeing of their students. To be fair, many of the staff members have been fired since my graduation.
I believe that Galena is a good school, our school is very strong in sports. Which is something our entire school is very proud of . But there are also things that I cannot stand about my school. In one of my classes it really is a struggle to understand concepts and retain information. Overall, I think that Galena is a good school but there are teachers there that really don’t help with our education and waste our time with their teaching because it’s so hard to understand and they like to use other teacher’s resources instead of trying to come up with ways that will help their students. I think in these cases the school should step in and try to better the situation by finding a new teacher or maybe another alternative. A lot of other schools in our district prep their students for the SAT and ACT and Galena does not really offer any options for that. I would like if Galena offered ACT or SAT prep classes because it would prepare us for the upcoming tests.
Galena is a welcoming place with friendly students and teachers. There are some issues with cliques and underfunding for certain programs but overall is a great school to be at.
Great academics and people, but could offer more resources and classes. Also would love to see more involvement in school spirit.