Garden City High School (Michigan)

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Garden City High School
6500 Middlebelt Rd.
Garden City, Michigan, Wayne County, 48135
United States
Coordinates 42°20′04″N 83°19′48″W / 42.3344°N 83.33°W / 42.3344; -83.33Coordinates: 42°20′04″N 83°19′48″W / 42.3344°N 83.33°W / 42.3344; -83.33
Established 1982
Opened 1982
School district Garden City Public Schools
Superintendent Michelle Cline
Principal Derek Fisher
Vice principal Rosemary Gross
Vice principal Sharon Kollar
Grades 9-12
Years offered 4 Years
Age range 13-19
Enrolment Around 1500 (2010)
Schedule type 3 Trimesters
Hours in school day 5 periods of 72 minutes
Campus type Closed
Color(s) Royal blue, orange, black(alternate)
Fight song GCHS Fight Song
Athletics conference Western Wayne Athletic Conference
Mascot The Cougar
Nickname Cougars
Rivals Crestwood High School (dormant for football) Edsel Ford High School (football) Redford Union High School (basketball)
Newspaper Cougar Tracks
Feeder to Garden City, Michigan

Garden City High School is a high school located in Garden City, Michigan, United States. The athletic teams are known as the Cougars. There are approximately 1,800 students enrolled. The colors are Orange and Blue. The principal is Derek Fisher.


Garden City East (the current location of Garden City High School) and Garden City West (the current location of Garden City Middle School) consolidated during the 1982-1983 school year, to become Garden City High School at the current location. Prior to this consolidation, Garden City East was known as the Panthers with the colors Royal Blue and White. Garden City West was known as the Tigers and were Black and Orange. When the 2 schools consolidated, the first graduating class chose the colors, the seniors coming from West chose the mascot (the Cougar) and the seniors from East chose the colors (Royal Blue and Orange). The senior classes went from approximately 300 students at each school, to a total of a little over 600 students in the graduating class of 1983. As of 2012, any students caught fighting at GCHS are not only suspended, but arrested as well and the student's parents must pay a ticket to have their child released.


Garden City High School became the MEGA Blue District Champions in 2006 on the basketball court & the state champions of softball of 2008. In 2009 they became part of the brand new conference known as the Western Wayne Athletic Conference (WWAC). Garden City Varsity Pom-pon team won High Kick Championships in 2006 & 2012, Hip Hop Championships in 2012 & 2013 as well as State Championships in 1984, 1991, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. The JV Football team won the WWAC Red Division Championship in 2011. The Varsity team finished 6-3 in 2011 to make the Michigan State Playoffs for the first time since 2000. The Varsity team then finished 5-4 in 2012 to complete the team's second straight winning season, but missing the playoffs. In 2013, the team finished 4-5, their first losing record since 2010. For the 2012-13 MHSAA Hockey season, GCHS formed a unified hockey team with rival Crestwood (a decision that angered many students), and made the playoffs in its first season. Players of the team received Crestwood Hockey jackets, rather than a traditional GCHS Varsity Letter. The Garden City Football Field is used for football and soccer.

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