Principal's Page

Welcome to the Gruver High School Website. I hope you find this site helpful and informative. We welcome input that will help us make it more user-friendly. The GHS staff will strive to keep it updated with information relevant to our students, parents, and community. Traditionally, our students and programs are successful. Participation in rigorous academic coursework and programs enriches our students’ lives and prepares them for life after high school.

The 2018-19 school year will be my first year as principal at Gruver High School. Prior to coming to GHS I served at the Assistant Principal at Canadian High/Middle school from 2014-2018. Overall I have 22 years of experience in education (Nine years at New Caney HS as the Head Girls Basketball coach, five years as an assistant girls coach at Lubbock Coronado, and four years as a boys coach at Smyer High School.) I have taught most high school social studies courses along the way.

My wife, Melodie, is a special education teacher here at Gruver and we have two sons, Collin, who is a 5th grader and Zach, who is a 3rd grader.

I enjoy lifting weights, reading, hunting, fishing, and watching TV. I have started trying out golf.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful year as a Greyhound!


James Bryant, Principal james.bryant@gruverisd.net Education: 
West Texas A&M Univ., Canyon, Texas, Superintendent Certification, 2018 East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas, B.S.E. 1995 Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas,  M.Ed. 2013 
Buna High School, Buna, Texas  1991

Certifications: Superintendent, Principal, Composite Social Studies, History, Physical Education