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Gadsden City High School

Public | 8-12 | 1535 students

 
 

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Posted January 26, 2014

I wouldn't really know about special ed services because my daughter is not in Spec. Ed, but judging by how the school really is I doubt it's good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

As a student at Gadsden City High that will be graduating in May, I can say that my experience here at GCHS has truly been a pleasure. No matter what kind of student you are, you can find your place at Gadsden City. Academics are stressed through the many AP classes that are available. Also you can get involved in many organizations such as our athletics, clubs, or the award winning Titan Marching Band. There is a place for you here. The entire faculty honestly cares about your success. Gadsden City has employed several great AP teachers in order to prepare you for your exams. My history teacher in particular was outstanding. He absolutely loves the subject he teaches and that excited me also. I had never before loved history, but now it is my favorite subject. The opportunities at GCHS are not comparable to any other school around. You can work in Clash s Coffee, take fashion merchandising, forensic science, broadcasting, pottery, robotics, and ACT Prep. The opportunities are endless. Gadsden City is an excellent school and I highly recommend GCHS. GO TITANS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2010

As a graduate, let me say this: Gadsden City High School did very little to prepare me for university. I graduated in the top ten percent of my class and was in all AP classes, and so as a result had many more opportunities compared to other students. I received numerous scholarships from across the state and several from out-of-state institutions. Despite this success, I firmly believe that only two or three teachers contributed to my success. The other reviews, stating that if you don't come from the upper echelon of Gadsden or Etowah County you and your child won't receive any attention, are spot on accurate. GCHS can be a great school. But to do so, the administration needs to be gutted, teachers need to be held accountable for students' performance, parents need to be proactive and challenge the faculty and administration for shortchanging their students' education, and athletics need to be toned down. When I graduated, there were several great programs. Fine Arts - photography, theater, graphic design - were terrific as were the upper level math and science courses. But these were the exception, not the rule, and from what I have heard little has changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

I COMPLETELY disagree with all of the previous ratings!!! Gadsden City is my alma mater, and I believe that it is an excellent school. The courses offered are wonderful, and have helped me get to where I am today! Athletics are amazing, and the band is wonderful. But academics are superior to them all. High school is an important time in our lives, so why not make it memorable and enjoyable? At Gadsden City, we take pride in success! Hence, that is the reason we are as successful as we are! I recommend this school to anyone who wants a chance at success! (And money doesn't have anything to do with the way you're treated! My family isn't rich and we were treated just like anyone else!) Gadsden City High School is the place to be! Go Titans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2010

GCHS isn't that much of a great school. The athletics are pretty good and they have one of the biggest bands I have even seen or heard about, but it is like everyone doesn't care. And they won't care about your child unless you have money or your child is on the top of the top. I wouldn't recommend this school to someone cause the city is a ghost town anyway.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

this school is dedicated to mediocrity, passing the buck, and unless your child is in th top 5 % they do not care nor are they willing to help you or your child.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education68%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students66%
Female68%
Male62%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Special education9%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%
Poverty56%
Not poverty84%

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education33%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty75%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education26%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty67%
Not poverty92%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female51%
Male72%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Special education32%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant61%
Poverty52%
Not poverty79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education72%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education25%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty77%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male86%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education42%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty87%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education42%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty84%
Not poverty97%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education31%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty71%
Not poverty93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 34%
White 35% 58%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1917 Black Creek Parkway
Gadsden, AL 35904
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