Garland High School Front Entrance

Garland High School
310 S. Garland Avenue
Garland, TX 75040

Phone: 972-494-8492
Fax: 972-494-8415
Email: A002@garlandisd.net

Year opened: 1901
Enrollment: 2600

School hours

7:30 a.m.-2:50 p.m.


Tyrance (Duke) Barnett

Ratings & reports

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Mission Statement


Garland High School students will graduate as lifelong learners and continue to contribute to society and our community-knowing that as they enter to learn, they will go forth to serve.


Garland High School seeks to best serve its population and surrounding community via continual and consistent implementation of the school's mission and values to ensure on-going student growth and contribution to the community.

Garland High School values

  • The highest-quality education for all of our students, taught by passionate and qualified teachers.
  • The creation of responsible citizens that endeavor to contribute to society in a positive way.
  • Independent, respectful and confident students that evolve into "life-long learners."
  • A safe, socially healthy school environment.
  • The strength resulting from campus diversity reflected in cultural awareness and involvement.
  • An outward appreciation of school pride and tradition.


Garland High School was chosen as a pilot site for College Readiness Evaluation for Schools and Teachers (CREST), one of only thirty (30) high schools nationwide. CREST is a landmark study being carried out by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
How Garland High was selected: EPIC set out to identify thirty high schools across the nation demonstrating consistent success in preparing students for college. Toward this end, EPIC asked education experts throughout the United States to nominate schools that provide programs and practices designed to prepare students for enrollment and success in higher education. In addition to the nominations, EPIC conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on college readiness to identify other outstanding high schools. The initial list of schools was then refined to identify the schools that appear to be the most focused on college preparation. This final sample of schools was selected to include schools enrolling students from a wide range of socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds. In addition, the final sample includes different types of schools, schools with a variety of enrollments and schools in different regions of the country.

With a grant from the Texas High School Project (THSP), GHS initiated the Achievement Academy with the ultimate goal of making all of GHS students: College Ready, Career Ready, Life Ready!

The Texas High School Project is dedicated to all Texas students graduating high school ready for college and career success and prepared to be contributing members of the community.