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Grand Island Senior High School

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3 stars

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Posted August 22, 2012

Very disappointed with this school. My child was on honor roll all through school, until he became a sophmore at this school then his grades began to fall. I talked to all his teacher and the vice principle (no one seemed to care I was told all the extra programs that are there to help student are full with children being taugh to speach English. He almost failed his Sophmore year. Junor year started off the same, so I took him out of that school, moved him to Northwest and within a couple of months there his grade where back up to passing. He has now graduated and is in college. When you ask him what the difference was he will tell you that the teachers at Northwest care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Not a very good school, but being the only public high school in town, I guess they can get away with that. If you can afford it I would send my child to private school. This school is out of control and it seems as if noone can do anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

A great number of opportunities for the students; however, the entire school district seems to cater to the large influx of undocumented immigrants that abound in the city. Many of the other students aren't recognized for their accomplishments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

This school is absolutely terrible. The teachers are often out of line with their students and curriculum is rarely explained clearly enough to understand. I'm sending my daughter back to her old high school because I'm so disappointed with GISH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This is the best school. Better then any other. Most excellent teachers. Fun, enjoyable experience. Never will be a day you leave mad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2006

Incredible school! Something for everybody. Very qualified and caring teachers. Very organized--discipline and safety is paramount. Great counselling department. Although a large school they really get to know your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 58% in 2013.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black, not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial40%
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch45%
Special education students7%
English language learners28%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Black, not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial40%
White, not Hispanic66%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch46%
Special education students19%
English language learners24%

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black, not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic76%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education students23%
English language learners28%

Writing

All Students48%
Female51%
Male43%
Black, not Hispanic)31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial40%
White, not Hispanic60%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch36%
Special education students11%
English language learners17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 16%
White 46% 70%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 57%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2124 North Lafayette
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (308) 385-5950

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