Garber High School

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Garber High School
213 Pine Street
Essexville, Michigan 48732
United States
Coordinates 43°36′26″N 83°50′02″W / 43.6073°N 83.834°W / 43.6073; -83.834Coordinates: 43°36′26″N 83°50′02″W / 43.6073°N 83.834°W / 43.6073; -83.834
School type Public
Established 1964
School district Essexville-Hampton Public Schools
Superintendent Matthew Cortez
Principal Barry Kenniston
Teaching staff 27.18 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 563 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 20.71
Color(s) Columbia Blue, White
Athletics Tri-Valley East Conference
Nickname Dukes

Garber High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 located in Essexville, Michigan. It lies within the Essexville-Hampton school district in Bay County. It is located adjacent to Cramer Junior High School.


Garber High School opened for classes in the fall of 1964 and was dedicated in 1965. The school was built on farm property acquired from the Garber family. The Garber farm was founded by John and Melissa Garber in the 1800s. The farm was passed on to Otto Garber and his wife Mabel. In addition to farming, Otto Garber was a president in the village of Essexville. Garber sold the land to the district in the early 1960s.


Garber has five computer labs, including a 'MacIntosh' lab, designed for a variety of applications from computer assisted drafting and design to accounting. The building also features a state of the art technology hall with a rear projection screen. As with other buildings in the district, Garber added technology to all classrooms and the media center with the passage of the bond issue in 1997.


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Details for Garber High School". US Department of Education. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 

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