Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B minus
- Health & Safetygrade C+
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade B
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B
Garden Spot Senior High School is an above average, public school located in New Holland, PA. It has 1,011 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
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- grade A+78 Students
- grade B77 Students
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- grade A+40 Students
- grade B39 Students
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Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B minus
- Good for Familiesgrade B
- Housinggrade B minus
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
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. 12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
- Challenge of the classes50%
- Football games43%
grade B minus
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. 13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 19 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 19 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 19 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,894 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 20 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 20 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 20 responses
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Garden Spot Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.56 out of 5 160 reviews
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Garden Spot Senior High School is a small school in New Holland, PA. As a freshman attending this high school, I commend the administration for the passion they have in their jobs. They are always walking the halls, flashing smiles to students. An additional positive to this school was the prosperous sports season for the fall sports. The success of the volleyball, soccer, cross country, and field hockey teams must credit the coaches Garden Spot hires. Differently, a negative in the 2020-2021 school year was that Garden Spot failed to pursue any clubs due to COVID-19. I wish they found a way to do clubs; perhaps they could’ve gotten rid of clubs that couldn’t promote social distancing. This was disappointing to me because clubs and activities was what most freshmen looked forward to in high school. Upperclassmen talk highly on past clubs they’ve done, and I would love to be more involved in school. Despite this, Garden Spot Senior High School has a positive overall environment.
Overall, I had a great time at Garden Spot. The administration truly cares about the student's education and well being on and off school property. Garden Spot has amazing music and athletic programs as well as internship opportunities. This school offers laptops for every student so classwork and homework can be done at home and submitted electronically. The only thing I wish to see changed is the online aspect of the school. In my four years at Garden Spot, I have seen the school move towards an online approach as opposed to a personalized approach. There are amazing teachers at Garden Spot who inspired me to be the person I am today- I just do not think they deserve to be replaced by computers.
Coming to Garden Spot SHS from Coatesville Area HS, this school has an out of this world curriculum with amazing teachers and is very focused on having kids be ready and prepared for college. The teachers are always willing to work with the students whenever necessary or able. Although, Garden Spot SHS could definitely work on handling problems between students better, issues on bullying, and monitoring students at this school due to involvement of outside actions and bringing it into the school environment.