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Gmg Secondary School

Public | 7-12 | 208 students

 
 

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Posted February 24, 2009

Both my children go to GMG. It is an excellent school where all teachers, students & parents knows everyone else & everyone really take interest in the students in & out of class. Many students have 'adopted' other students parents as their own. The school strongly urge all students into taking extra-curricular activities. They figure the more time a student is busy & surrounded by other students, parents, coaches, teachers, etc., the less time they have to get into trouble. And this concept seems to be working great. The education is excellent & hard to be matched by another district. The students are taught so much more & sooner than at other schools, and still finish with good grades. The small classes gives the students more one-on-one time with the teachers, if needed. The dedication of these teachers are awesome, & in my opionion, cannot be matched.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I am a would-be senior at GMG High. The education one can get there is excellent, thanks to the great teachers and small class sizes. However, the clique system is enforced strongly by the student body, leaving some students isolated, or alienated, if you will. I sadly happened to be one of those students and dropped out half-way through junior year. (I would have been at the top of my class in Calculus next year.) I strongly feel that this issue needs to be addressed by the faculty, because many students' potentials, such as my own, may not be fully reached.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2006

GMG is an excellent school where any child can be involved in sports and extra curricular activities. The education that the kids receive there is very good and in a small community everyone has the opportunity to know one another, and interact with other students in different grades. I graduated from there as well and had 29 students in my class. It is small and personal and the teachers sincerely do care about their job and the students. However sometimes parents get to coach their kids, and at this school 2 families have a lot of say so in the football and baseball programs. Other than that, this is a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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306 Park St
Garwin, IA 50632
Phone: (641) 499-2005

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