School Details

Girard High School

1135 Lake St, Girard, PA 16417
(814) 774-5607

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 614 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Girard School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Girard High School is a public high school in Lake City. The principal of Girard High School is Mr Gregg McClelland. 614 children attend Girard High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 43% of the 614 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Girard High School is 16:1. Fairview High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Girard high school is a descent average high school. The teachers are okay the other students are okay not to many drugs or alcohol issue rarely ever fights. Curriculum and extra curricular activities are pretty good! Its an overall descent school to go to!

  • (4 years ago)

    after going to the 44 ranked high school in the nation Arcadia high school California at the time when i graduated i can see my first two years of my high school career in Girard were wasted. Girard is a two star school the teachers don't care they're only there for the title of the job and a easy job the teachers are quicker to write you up than figure out the problems with students no wonder suicide rates among students here isn't uncommon. i didn't even know the difference between a university and a college when i went to Girard needless to say they don't even tell you what either a university or a college looks for in your grades when colleges are choosing to accept you. Good luck future students do well in school please because there also isn't a Coummity college in erie to catch you if you fall behide in Girard awful school system

  • (7 years ago)

    oh my gosh! i love girard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    this is a great school....i went here my mom went here my son is here in 10th grade and my cousins went here.Always was a good school and still is there are high quality teachers clean facilities and a wide variety of activites.School is small with only 616 kids so everyone knows each other.Needs more security but overall a good place to go to school

  • (9 years ago)

    While it may not have been considered a great school previously I really believe it is a great school now. They offer all kinds of activities (and have never once threatened to cut the arts) the facilities are above average and the teachers are first rate. The parents may not all be involved but the ones that are are really nice to work with. I've been highly successful since graduation and I feel Girard very well prepared me for college and for life.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great students and teachers but is going into block sched. and that might not be so good.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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