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Germantown High

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  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 2105 Students
  • 26 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: International Baccalaureate
  • Theme: International Baccalaureate World School, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Languages Offered: Latin, German, French, Spanish and English
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 1911
  • Has students from 40 different countries who speak 19 different languages at home to prepare students for the "real world", into which they are about to enter
  • Graduates of GHS have excelled in areas ranging from professional athletes, Emmy winning actors, doctors, designers, attorneys, CEOs, artists, and authors
  • Campus is situated on 22 acres with 7 major buildings divided by academic area (i.e. English building, Science building, Math building) to give a college-like feel
  • GHS-TV (http://www.ghstv.org) is a community television station operated by students; named the nation's best access station 11 times by the Alliance for Community Media; students have won over 145 Hometown Video Awards, 44 regional and 2 national Student Emmys
  • Germantown High has been a Reward School for two years. Our student body includes students with perfect ACT scores, National Merit Scholars, National Achievement Scholars, a National Hispanic Scholar, and 14 students selected to the Governor's School last year.
  • Extracurriculars: Football, Basketball (Boys and Girls), Baseball, Soccer (Boys and Girls), Softball, Tennis (Boys and Girls), Wrestling, Volleyball, Swim Team, Track, Rugby, Golf, Cross Country, Cheer, Trap Shooting, Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Debate, Youth Court, Knowledge Bowl, Bridge Builders, Stock Market and 65 other various clubs
  • Special Education: Accommodations within the General Curriculum; Co-Teaching; Functional Skills Classes; Speech/Language Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Adaptive Physical Education; Home Living Center; Para-Professional Support; Full-Time Nurse for Health Care Plans; Community Based Instruction; School Based Enterprise; Assistive Technologies; Best Buddies Club
  • Parent Involvement: PTSA volunteers, special events, office assistant, campus beautification, staff/student morale (nacho day, doughnut day, etc)
  • Tours: Each year around the end of January the school hosts an open house for any interested family. Tours can be requested via specific program (IB or CAPA) coordinators. Any interested parent may visit the school to meet with a member of the administration for a Q and A. For privacy reasons, however, shadowing is not offered.
  • Five counselors work to ensure students have a clear path to accomplish their goals. Counselors host several events each year including a Senior Night, Junior Parent Night, Financial Aid Night, TNPromise registration, etc.
  • Offers 8 AP Classes
  • Offers Dual Enrollment in college courses

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes. See SCS Optional website for more details on eligibility requirements.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - all applicants must have satisfactory conduct grades and attendance (no more than 15 absences and/or tardies). Applicants to IB/College Prep have no more than one C and no Ds or Fs, as well s score at/above the 80th percentile on the total/composite reading and math NWEA MAP, TCAP, ACT, PSAT, or SAT, and complete a personal interview and writing exercise. CAPA applicants have no more than 3 Cs and no Ds or Fs, score in the 70th percentile , and interview/audition.
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Diversity

  • Highly Diverse Economically43.7% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially

Performance

Achievement
65% -2% In 2015, 65% of students tested Proficient or Above
20.7 In 2016, the Average ACT Score for students was 20.7
94% In 2016, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 94%
Growth
5 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

Why are we still showing 2015 scores? Learn more in our Beware of 2016 Test Scores post. Visit the TN State Report Card for available 2016 scores.


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Reviews (2)

  • Excellent fine arts programs, academics, and great environmentParent 05/12/2015
    This school has a lot going for it, one of the best you can find anywhere. Very rigorous academic program, both through honors / AP classes, as well as through the amazing International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Students from GHS receive impressive scholarships to the best universities in the U.S., not only for pure academics, but also for the excellent Fine Arts programs that the school offers. Everyone is made to feel welcome. Very international - all students will feel at home, no matter what their origins. The students motivate each other - it is a great environment.
  • IB PROGRAMParent 02/07/2015
    Excellent IB program for college prep
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