About Us

  • Exterior of Grand Island High School Welcome to GIHS

    Principal Michael Lauria, 773-8820
    michaellauria@gicsd.org

    Assistant Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, 773-8820
    hillarykretz-harvey@gicsd.org

    Assistant Principal Karen Surdyke, 773-8820
    karensurdyke@gicsd.org


    Grand Island High School is a comprehensive secondary institution with over 1,000 students, 94 faculty members, 23 support staff, and 3 administrators. Our curricular program is geared toward core, elective, and Advanced Placement. A comprehensive interscholastic athletic program through the Niagara Frontier League and 30 clubs and organizations are available to students.

    Grand Island High School students taking Regents examinations scored comparably or exceeded scores earned by students in similar schools. The percentage of students scoring "with distinction" surpassed those in similar schools.  Over 85% of our graduates attend post-secondary institutions while 93% of our most recent graduates received Regents diplomas. 

    School spirit is that invisible something that makes a student body known for its loyalty, its enthusiasm, and its active participation in the total school program.

    • School Goal:          Excellence
    • School Motto:        Knowledge, Understanding, Truth
    • School Colors:       Blue and White
    • School Mascot:      Viking
    • School Song:         Alma Mater
    • Viking Values:       Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe