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Garden City Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 38 students

 
 

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Posted November 5, 2011

Before you raise flags at me for not being a student at this school, the site doesn't say I can't be a child posting something about parents who went here. Anyways, my mom and my step-dad went here to school in the 80's and of course were high school sweethearts. My step-dad left her for good intentions; to go be part of the Navy. But then years later BAM!, they found each other again and they were married the year after they reunited. I just want to thank God (We're Christian) and thank this place for everything!


Posted May 11, 2010

Principal James Mireles cares about his school and students. Most of the teachers want the best for the students. Counselors offer a positive input to students. Some sports can use an overhaul because the coaches, even jv, all they care about is winning and are destroying the self-esteem we work so hard to build up in our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

I love My school So much!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

I'm attending GCHS, and the sports programs are horrible and the acedemic levels are very low. I would not reccomend going to this school. Try moving to a bigger city, or somewhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2005

This school is a average school. It has good quality of teachers. There is also an average parent involvment. Theres a lot of music, sport and art activities going on all the time. The principals and teachers are always trying to give their best at everything they do.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

470 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

483 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

465 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

417 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

2012

 
 
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Reading

2012

 
 
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Science

2012

 
 
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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

414 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander79%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander61%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities95%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander42%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities28%
Proficient in English47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander56%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities38%
Proficient in English52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 17%
White 28% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1412 North Main
Garden City, KS 67846
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Phone: (620) 805-8000

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