GARDEN SPOT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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669 E MAIN ST
NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557
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Phone: 717-354-1555
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Eastern Lancaster County School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 243.3
  • Number Students: 973
  • Number Teachers: 100
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5898
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Matthew Sanger
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (14 ratings)
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    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-27
    "Many of these review are several - ten years old. In the past two years, both the High School and the Middle School have reflected on past practices and begun a focus of improvement. The teachers are caring and the students are the focus. With any school, the more the student and / or parent is involved does influence the educational experience, Garden Spot is now focused on ALL students, making their success the priority."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-02
    "The high school has the most uncaring teachers I have ever met. They are there only for a paycheck. What happened to the teachers that actually enjoyed teaching they aren't at Garden Spot that's for sure. When you have meetings with them they seat themselves in front of a laptop and look over the top of it at you instead of really interacting with you. What's that tell you exactly what it tells the students they don't care."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-05-23
    "I agree with most comments. If a student is a good student and self motivated, it is a great school. But, if they have any problems with classes, forget about the help. There is not willingness from most teachers to help those who don't really care about being there. It is the teachers responsibility to help motivate and be positive with the student. Most are not like that unless the student is a 'good' student. I have one good student and the other three struggled. No concern from the teacher or guidance counselors. Just push them through or send them to Washington Education Center, this is their motto."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-03-03
    "I move all the time so I have went to Garden Spot, Ephrata and Govenor Mifflin and out of the three school Garden Spot was the best I went to garden spot middle school and High school only for one year but the school is great everyone is so caring the teachers actually care for and help the students when needed, and the student are all very caring."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-12-12
    "As alumni and parents of alumni, I think that GS tends to let you get what you put into it. Parents who are at the school, involved and participating will have students with a better HS experience. There are good teachers and not so good, just as there are good parents and then there are those who want the school to do all the work for them. Both of our students had good experiences. Our daughter is now an honors student at a state college. While no school is perfect, GS is better than many and I am glad my students had the opportunity to attend here."
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