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  • Galena High School8

    Reno, NV | Washoe County

    February 25, 2015


    With my time being at Galena, it has honestly been a great experience. The teachers are extremely helpful and actually care about their students' success. It is very safe since it is separated from most other places . The sports teams are awesome; some of them are undefeated. From the 4 years that I attended, I found myself to be connecting with the learning material and not just focused on getting out. I highly recommend going to Galena - they have the best scores in the county and the environment is inspiring.

    Submitted by a student

    July 30, 2014


    I am a junior at Galena and it is honestly the best school in northern Nevada. Galena is the highest test scoring school because the teachers truly want you to succeed. It has some f the best sports teams and some have been undefeated for more than four years. I really recommend this school for anyone that wants to learn about engineering, architecture, or culinary because there are so many programs available.

    Submitted by a student

    November 8, 2013


    STEM Academy offers students great engineering opportunities. Teachers are very helpful and communicate well w students and parents re: expectations.The student body is very active. Students are encouraged to join the Riot Squad so they have fun at football and other sport games. Loads of opportunites w clubs, sports and all level classes. We transferred within District and are very happy at GHS.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 27, 2011


    This school is the best in the country. Best Girls Basketball Team!! Best teachers. Mr. Browm is awesome. Student of the month is Amanda Feldman.

    Submitted by a teacher

    June 21, 2010


    I had gone to Galena for most of my junior year and I tought it was the best school. I have been to two other schools and this by far was the best school that I have been to. I had gone to elementry and middle school with most of the students so there wasn't much social change. I thought that the teachers were great and expected more out of its students than other schools. There was a large amount of pride in the community. There was a very limited amount of violence in the school. Over all I think that this is the best school in Washoe County.

    Submitted by a student

    April 19, 2010


    I am a student at Galena High School and I hated it. I was a new student in the middle of the year and found many other new people to hang out with. I loved all of my teachers and I would have stayed there if i didnt get invited to sex, drug, and drinking parties. The students were the only problem that i saw with the school. I didnt feel safe when i walked up to the building. Over all a 1 star rating. I liked the teachers and counclers, The students are a whole different story.

    Submitted by a student

    November 26, 2009


    My son attends this school and so far things are going well. However, my husband and I contribute financially to the sports programs. I have noticed a cast system. If you don't have money, you aren't treated as well. I am lucky to be fortunate, however, I don't feel this should be a standard for the treatment and education of children.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 31, 2009


    I love Galena. My son attends the school and loves it as well. I like the fact that I can go down there and talk to any of his teachers pretty much any time. I hear a lot of people complaining because they feel athletes are treated differently. My son didn't play sports freshman year and does now. He isn't treated any differently, he still has the same work and the same discipline as he did as a freshman.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 21, 2009


    I am a student at Galena, and I love this school. The teaching staff is amazing, and fun and really creative. Im an honors student here and i believe that i am getting a solid education here. Yes, school sports is a huge part of Galena, but its like that at every school. Galena puts out so much effort into academics, and i believe that im getting an amazing education. The administration is tough, but they dont baby us, the care for us and help us reach our goals. Galena High is a great school, and by far has one of the best reputations in northern nevada.

    Submitted by a student

    June 20, 2009


    i play sports for galena and that part of the school is great like the person underneath me said half of my teachers were very lazy and like 3 administrators are very rude but i love galena and would go know were else

    Submitted by a student

    May 21, 2009


    I have attended galena for two years now, and I do not like it at all. The majority of the teachers have this philosophy that all they need to do is pass out worksheets and not even teach, or teach for half the class and let you sit there for the next hour or so doing absolutly nothing. I would only recommend this school to someone who wants to be very involved in school sports becasue that is pretty much the only thing that stands out to any of the administrators. No matter how intelligent you are, they put too much pride into the athletics department. The administrators are rude and irritable almost everyday. I would recommend attending a charter school, or online high school if you are not involved to attached to the school activities outside of school.

    Submitted by a student

    November 7, 2008


    This school is excellent, my kids go here and we love it. There is so much school spirit, even with the teachers, and administration. Every school function you will see many of them attending. The Orchestra program is top notch, Mr. Munc runs this program with pride. You can't find a better high school in Reno!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 8, 2008


    i love galena high school. i just started and i already love it! it is so amazing and so are the teachers. there IS discipline, and the dress code IS NOT ignored trust me....so im just happy to be going here.

    Submitted by a student

    September 9, 2006


    I think Galena High School is the best school there is in Reno. I have the honor of going there just as my brother did three years ago.

    Submitted by a student

    January 21, 2006


    Galena HS is a very disappointing school. No real discipline. Dress code is ignored. Thief from student is common place. If you son or daughter plays sport for them, they will be treated like gods. If they are just plain good kids, then they're a dime a dozen. No real opportunity for a smart child to excel because of rigid format of classes. No wonder they're SAT and ACT scores are so low, with the neighborhood have the highest property value in Reno-Sparks area. I removed my son after one year, and enrolled him in a charter school, Coral Academy. He smiles every day and his grades are up. Finally, if you send your child to Galena HS, just send a very large check with a donation to the sports program, because that's what they valve the student for.

    Submitted by a parent

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