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About This School

Grants Pass High School is a public high school in Grants Pass. 1,909 children attend Grants Pass High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 49% of the 1,909 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grants Pass High School is 22:1. Inn Sight Alternative Education - East Campus is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 83%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 52%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We recently moved from a high ranking IB high school in California with the specific intent to send our children to GHPS. I can not put into words how completely satisfied we are with our decision. The school spirit is amazing. The teachers are involved with the student body. The new principal is outstanding! This school far exceeds our prior school in extra curricular activities. Strong band strong sports strong arts strong teachers. We pinch ourselves that we're a part of the slice of the American pie that is Grants Pass High School!

  • (3 years ago)

    As a former student of GPHS I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade my experience there for anything. Not only did participation in their excellent Orchestra Program Cheerleading Golf team and student body aid in the procurement of a full scholarship to Columbia University - once there I was as prepared or more prepared for my courses than many students who had gone to expensive prep schools. Particularly Mr. Alves Baldwin and many others not only equipped me for college but taught me something invaluable - how to think.

  • (3 years ago)

    Grants Pass High School is one of the very best high schools in Southern Oregon. The faculty strives to offer all students the opportunity to grow and learn. The School Board and Administration have made this a safe and responsive school to the community needs. If you are moving to our area it will be immediately evident to you as you enter this school that this is a great place for your children to attend. We have the top band program in the state and a wide array of sports programs and active clubs. There are an advanced courses for those who wish challenge themselves. The Theater Arts produces first rate performances in the Performing Arts Center which has no equal in the state. Two of the staff members at this school have Doctorates in their subject area and most of the faculty has their master s degrees. The Grants Pass High School Foundation gives out over 2 million dollars each year in scholarship awards on scholarship night. The school also boasts a multi- level alternative education schools for students who don t fit in to the regular school environment. No other school in the area has such opportunities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think if your child is really into the High School experience as my first child was they will be self motivated enough to navigate their way through school successfully. My second child had a horrible experience with this school. They have no tolerance for individuality or children they may be a little different. I wish for my second child I would have moved him to one of the county schools as they really care about every student and not just focus on the sports minded and honor role class.

  • (5 years ago)

    great facility and sports program and teachers and so on

  • (5 years ago)

    I'd rate it a 3. The teaching staff could care less about the students. They have a homework site and a parent connect site were grades and assignments can be chencked on but this is not used by all the teachers or updated frequently enough. Two years in a row at least one on my daughters teachers did not post their final grades. We had to contact the school in the fall and have this corrected so my daughter would get her credits for passing the class. It took a month and multiple calls to the school to have her transcript corrected. Phone calls to the principal or councilor are rarly returned. The school switched my daughters math teacher mid year and she suddely started failing algebra. I was never notified of the switch or that she was all of a sudden failing. They don't care.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of three who attended students at Grants Pass High School I could not be more pleased with the academic environment. I have read the comments from the two parents from the county schools and their negative tone towards GPHS. That is too bad that they harbor such attitudes. GP has great teachers administrators and school board. The students are safe and free from the issues that many schools face because the parents in GP proper care about their school. The facilities speaks volumes about the community support for this school. This one of the very schools in the state of Oregon.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attends GPHS and is doing great. His teachers all show interest in his development and he loves the campus and all of his teachers. He is mostly an A student and tells us that he knows he will remain so because of the positive outlook and interest that the entire staff has shown to him and all of the the other students. We are glad that GPHS is there for all of the kids in our town. It' up to each student as to how much they will succeed. Our son intends to do his best and go on to university. GPHS looks more like a college campus and has many great subjects to choose from. I cannot recommend it an higher. BG

  • (6 years ago)

    Well to start off i think grants pass high school has great facilities but they need to share the love to some of the country schools on the outskirts. my son goes to North Valley high school out in merlin and its a great school and i truly beleive it is much more of a learning envirornment.the sports are great here to the kids can get there name out and they have a blast we just dont have the money for anything really nice grants pass high pays more attention to being the best and not supporting the stundents independently. if you are a parent out there just think about it before you send them there.at north valley the kids are a family and stick together they are one at grants pass the kids get singled out that is not the right thing to do. just consider my opinion.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school in a great city that is filled with a lot of very great people. When you take into consideration that there is no such thing as a perfect High School or even a perfect person for that matter the saying 'Life is just what you make it' comes into mind. There is a great oppertunity for a child to learn at this school. Academically atheletically and socially. For those that are not aware there are some very well known and famous alumni from Grants Pass High School Mike Curry of Michael Curry Designs and Mandy Mason of Nashville just to name a couple. I am sure that their experiences at GPHS and exposure of the great people of Grants Pass helped them and many other very talented intellegant people become the very successfull people they are today. Say yes to GPHS

  • (6 years ago)

    This high schools is one of the best ones that I've been to in a very long time here teachers work very hard to kep the students on task and you would be very privlaged to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    I give Grants pass high school a F. My son transferred from one of the best high schools in the United States. From my perspective it seems to me that the athletic program seems to be the priority here. Not the academic program . My child is now a senior and feels his education stopped when he left his previous school his freshman year. I have to say I agree with him.

  • (7 years ago)

    GPHS is not too big or too small it's just right for a student who wants to learn your child will grow and have the best student/teacher relationship in the valley. The principal is always out saying hello and every one knows every one its a great school with great kids great teachers but most of all a great place for learning any child should be lucky to attend. With the small town feel and the big town campus its easy to see how GP is the best choice in the valley. -Mr. T

  • (7 years ago)

    GPHS has grown too large. If you are moving here wanting a small town to raise your kids in- move out of town and volunteer at the local county schools living in the shadow of the new college size GP campus. I have a child in a county high school and one in GPHS and it doesn't matter how many academic programs the school tries to sell if the kids are lost in the large school size. GPHS is very 'clique'ey whereas at the smaller county high schools everyone knows each other and there is a better sense of community and tolerance.

  • (8 years ago)

    Haha GP is a nice school. I'm not actually a parent but will be graduating this year. Parents have the choice to be involved or completely uninvolved like mine. A few things I appreciate about our school... firstly the arts. From drawing/painting to ceramics to orchestra we've got a lot to be thankful for. Secondly the multitude of AP courses and 2+2 College Credit availability. The Advanced/AP block courses you can take from freshman through senior year are supreme and just keep getting better. Finally... the campus. It's like a university. If you want to go to a 'fortunate' public highschool GPHS has what you want. And while our sports records might not be the best these years there are plenty of things offered. Grants Pass might not have a lot to do as a smaller (yet growing) town but what they say is true our highschool is practically a 'Grants Pass University'...

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that this is one of the best schools in oregon. The town is really involved with the music program and they have a really good program with great teachers. and parents are very involved with the school. And i am proud to have gone to Grants pass high school for the time i did. GO CAVEMEN!

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