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Golden Gate High School

Public | PK, 9-12 | 1588 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2013

Toured this school in the process of relocating my family. Schools are only as good as their leaders, teachers, e.g. The truth is that there are very many dedicated teachers and administrators here who work for half the income they could make in other states. Collier County pays the people who clean up parks and beaches more than it pays teachers. Sheriffs make 3x what teachers with Masters' degrees make here. Naples places no priority on paying teachers who've not had not had a raise in years. Many students here are disrespectful and immature, ruining the learning experience for the others whose grass they will one day cut or tables they'll bus. In my opinion the school needs more disciplined leadership and with respect to the caliber of teachers, it needs to "water the flowers and not the weeds" and reward the teachers who go above and beyond to teach day after day (in the face of disrespectful students who ruin the learning experience because of their own low class upbringing and ignorance) and do so in order to enrich the learning and lives of the students who do care. The administration tolerates entirely too much mistreatment of the faculty and parents by the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

School is awesome, the teachers best concern is to help the kids to get the best academic scores. Cooperating so the kids get a great discipline. I love the sports activities, the extra effort the teachers give to the kids to help them achieve their goals. I like JROTC, discipline, the way they work together to succeed. Plus the assistance kids gets to get the best GPA and great attitude for the future. Way to go Titans, you got it. Love it love it love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

This school is by far the worst of Collier County and it is reflected by the school's grade. I made a huge mistake by allowing my kid to attend this school. Academics is not anywhere close to neigboring schools. This is directly related to the fact that they hired incompetent individuals at every level. From Principal down to assistants/aids. Last year I found only 2 students from Golden Gate taking SAT's and scored very low. Have seen individuals at jobs that simply should not be there. Teachers with exception of a few good genuine teachers are unattached and do not care for students progress or educational level. Very sad, sad, situation for many of it's student body. This might be the reason why so many leave the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

Great student to teacher communication, just an awesome atmosphere to learn. If you want teachers who actually care about you and who are willing to spend a few extra (unpaid) hours a day to help you out personally, this is the school to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

I'm currently a freshmen in Golden Gate High School and the first day of school I noticed that the school is much better than what people told me about it. The school doesn't get the credit it deserves. The school is very safe and the student body is very disciplined. The staff and faculty are always there to help you when you need them and are very good at what they do, thats why we have 2 Golden Apple teachers and many teachers of distinction. So the next time you here bad rumors about this wonderful school, don't believe them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2007

I think that Golden Gate High is a great school. It's very protective, and safe, however, it does have it's flaws... one of them being the whole 'football/basketball' favortism. It is very ture, soccer, track, swimming, baseball, etc., they don't get much attention. But, overall, I think the school is better than many other Collier County schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

I am a student at Golden Gate High. While there are things I admire about our school, there are also things I dislike. Our principal is a very laid back guy (I like that about him) He doesn't blow things out of proportion and he always tries to deal with problems in a very dignified manner. The only thing that I really dislike, is the fact that the basketball and football players get way more attention than any other sport we have. It's as if they're showing favortism. Although Golden Gate is an overall good school, there are still problems that need to be resolved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2007

I was a student and class president at Golden Gate for the 06-07 school year. I was highly involved in the school and I was a well known student. I have discovered in my three years at Golden Gate that the administration, particularly the principal, do a great job of covering up their faults. I had much respect for the principal until I discovered his true character. Absolutely NO RESPECT is given to any sport other then football and basketball. The guidance department is terrible at aiding students at getting scholarships. The former Barron Collier Teacher Clique are the most power hungry, and uneducated teachers in the school. This review is 100% accurate from Jaeden Hamernik.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2007

The teachers are great. Respect is seen all over the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2007

I think golden gate is a wonderful school. I miss golden gate very much and golden gate is very well kept has great security for all the kids and kids are very well behaved compared to the school Im in now. Greaat job gghs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2006

The teachers and administration at GGHS are the best! They are always there for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

346 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 29%
Black 22% 23%
White 18% 42%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 73%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 46%50%61%
Master's degree 51%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jose Hernandez
Fax number
  • (239) 377-1601

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2925 Titan Way
Naples, FL 34116
Phone: (239) 377-1600

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