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Gcms High School

Public | 9-12 | 305 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 26, 2012

GCMS HS is a great school with tons of opportunities available for those willing to take advantage of them. I find the people inthe office extremely professional and helpful. When my son had a problem the teachers and principal sat down with me and looked for solutions. His grades and outlook for school improved a lot and he is now starting to get more involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

This school is really hit or miss. It has been awhile since I attended this school, but when I did the principal (who is still there) seemed to me to be unfit to be around people of any kind. The man is rude and has no compassion for anyone. The teachers that I did like and who actually taught me were great, the other teachers who played favorites and could teach their way out of a paper bag should have been fired, but they weren't do to the fact that they brown nosed to the principal, superintendent, and board. This school needs to work on getting teachers that know what they are doing in the classroom, not the boardroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

While the high school attempts to prepare students for college, it does a mediocre job at doing so. There have been improvements since graduating, such as the addition of AP classes. However, with the teaching style and attitude of many of the teachers, unless you are a very good student, they don't really seem to care. Little attention is paid to students who, may not have great grades, but show potential.


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income25%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income25%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income33%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 51%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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815 North Church Street
Gibson City, IL 60936
Phone: (217) 784-4292

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