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Gilmer High School

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Posted September 15, 2014

I feel like GHS has really been headed in the right direction for the past two years. The teachers and students really seem to have a common goal and are working to be the best they can be. Classes are more structured and the student body really seems to understand what is expected of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

A real question we need to ask are we educating our children in order for THEM to do the best they can or is Common Core going to continue to "train monkeys"? look at our test score from 2009 to 2011 a drop of over 10%(-12%). Clearly admin needs to wake up and have the courage to lead in the teaching community. Instead we follow with our heads down and all afraid of job security.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2014

it appears to me that "respect" only goes one way. Teachers are a product of administration and there lies a problem. it has been our exp that the school is the bully. sad when we see so many good schools and I stuck my kids with this. respect is easy to spell but hard for "adults" to do. You get what you give. never to late to change unless you do not see the truth. truth is we can always get better if we are willing to pay the price. what I have seen is blinders on admin and why change when we are so good attitude. no accountability=who cares. policies need updated, teachers need evaluations, accountability is gone, teachers and "teens" ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

Our granddaughter is in her second half of 9th grade at Gilmer high. We are very satisfied with the high Quality of education she is getting. Every teacher She experienced has been caring and knowlegable as well As an excellent teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

I have 2 children that are in the Gilmer County School System. I am extremely pleased with the education that they have received. They are both in honors and AP honor classes, and are nationally recognized for their academic abilities. This is accredited to the great teaching staff and educational programs with have been made available to them throughout their schooling experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

I'm very worried,if I could afford priv.school my 2 kids were be gone.My 6th grader[who is honor roll] asked me what country Paris is in.[France] My 5th grader can't tell time.Thanks Gilmer school system. You are doing a great job with our kids futures
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

Something is terribly wrong with the review of Gilmer County Schools. How can we be told our schools are great and our teachers are great when we only come up with a 4 out of 10, a 3 out of 10 in ratings. The Gilmer Middle School isn't listed in School Digger's rating lists. I don't feel as though our students are going to be prepared to go to the next level. I have 2 grandchildren in Gilmer Schools that hardly ever bring homework home. Night after night - no homework - English - Science - Math - Social Studies - why not - each teacher should have homework - not a happy grandparent.


Posted March 9, 2010

Gilmer High School is outstanding. Their staff are well qualified, attentive to our childrens needs and have been very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Teachers and staff and top notch and truly care about their 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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

206 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
91%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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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
White 83% 44%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Erick Hofstetter
Fax number
  • (706) 276-5088

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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