I have very mixed feelings about Garner High school. I went there for 3 of my 4 High school years and I can tell you that they have some things worse than other schools, amd some things that are better. For example, the racial divide is awful and the political climate from this years election has lingered and affected students attitudes towards each other (black vs. white). Drugs are such an issue that dogs are sent in monthly to check for storage of said things. SOT finally collapsed this year; SOT for those of you who dont know is the start on time program that failed horribly to keep kids from skipping class and being tardy. On the other hand Garner has some amazing teachers, a great selection of AP courses, as well as decent class sizes and since south garner was made we've had a class size no bigger than 20 kids at a time. Overall Garner gets a four out of five because it is improving slowly but surely.
Posted by a student on 6/8/2017
Garner isn't as bad as many people make it out to be. This is my first year here, and I just have to say that making friends was easy, especially due to the multitude of clubs and organizations the school has to offer. Also as a soon to be rising Junior I am aware that the counselors are really good at pointing you in the right direction as far as colleges are concerned. Not to mention Garner offers the IB Diploma Programme and we have a great many teachers and counselors who specialize in people earning and getting involved in the IBDP. I have been to one other high school before down in Asheville, and I can honestly say that Garner has it beat. There is a tight dress code policy, and a tight no drugs or alcohol policy (unlike my previous high school) and I can honestly say that I like it like that. I almost never hear of fights, drugs, or bullying & honestly Garner is a really nice place to learn.
Posted by a student on 4/28/2016
I am a student at garner high I truly love this school. it is just like any other school everyone is different and have there own group. The teachers are amazing and want you to pass I recommend this school to everyone thanks garner for being a great school
Posted by a student on 11/2/2014
Student I don't like this school, and thank god I already move and graduate You guys are overrated with the dress code, you live in the state that's always humid and HOT!!! we can even wear tank tops because if the girls show off there armpits too much it will cause a HUGE distraction to the classmates Some of the teachers I had were either lazy or didn't care if a student was being bully or having problems. Y'all need to hire new teachers who CAN teach and care for there students