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- College PrepB-
- Clubs & ActivitiesC-
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesC-
Garber High School is a public school located in Essexville, MI. It has 576 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Garber High School Reviews
Garber High School is a great school! They have great teachers and some very good classes. The one thing I would change about Garber is I think it should offer more diverse classes. It only has 2 or 3 AP classes, and it does not offer many classes to help students prepare for their future. I think they should offer more foreign language classes as well, because personally I would love to learn more about other languages and cultures. Garber only offers Spanish, which can be taken for 4 years, and it is a very good class and I loved it, but I wish there were other options as well. Other than that however, Garber is a clean school with great teachers who are able to offer more one on one help since class sizes are quite small. The 2019-2020 school year had about 571 students in grades 9-12, which means it has a student-teacher ratio of 24-1. Garber also has a great athletic program, offering a wide variety of sports for every student to participate in.
While my Garber experience was what I would consider uneventful it does not mean I didn't have my highs and lows. I played 2 years of Basketball. I decided to hang up my high tops due to the demand the program required and it just wasn't enjoyable anymore. I decided I was going to join in on the Student Section where I found my spot and totally enjoyed it as a junior and while we are under different circumstances with the pandemic I was handed off to be the head of the student section this year. So I will miss this opportunity unfortunately for the upcoming football season. Academically speaking I was an average student but found my way with my studies. There are definitely administrative decisions that should be made regarding a few teachers in that building that should no longer be teaching. Students are held to a very high standard, but teachers are not. All in all it's a great small community school where generations after generations seem to attend.
I liked that I could stay in my own bubble and did not have to worry about bullies. Don't expect that same thing coming in as a freshman. It has a reputation for people being rich there but that's severely bloated. Best you'll find is upper middle class and there really aren't so many. Only talked to one person in that entire building after leaving and I'm happy with it staying that way. They do not have a good program for people with mental disabilities. Hide yourself if you have mental health issues because a bottle of nail polish is about as good as your help with ever get. Almost every teacher I thoroughly enjoyed left my senior year at the end or in the middle of it. Good luck if you attend and remember that high school doesn't matter when it's over (socially). Stereotype of it being primarily white people is super true and I only remember having two black classmates the three years I stayed there. Never want to go back. If you want to join a club good luck, if you're unpopular.