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Gallup High School

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Posted May 27, 2009

Gallup Central teachers need to provide or take more time in teaching students to learn or solve math problems and science/chemestry (elements/chemicals) The mastery of this requires step-by-step process thoroughly, until a student understands & comprehends the basic process. Teachers are ver, very impatience w/students. Its a wonder students are failing. To bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

I love this school!!!!!!!! i have been going to school here for the past two years and they let me excel and work with me so I don't get bored in my classes and it challenges me to work harder. If your looking for a good high school send them to this one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

I spent some time at GHS, i believe its an OKAY school. I was not too excited about it! There were problems with the school i believe. Such as AP classes were given more better quality things, that i believe it should be in all classes. Because then all students would have a fair education. As for teachers, there are some good teachers but then there are other teachers who let the students lack. i believe there is not much of a challenge at GHS, the students arent being opened or challenged to what is really outside in the real world. They get the treatment of letting them slide by. something that i have no problem with, only that...you have to prepare the students. they need to learn!


Posted September 6, 2005

The variety of programs offered at Gallup High are very satisfactory, but as for the way they are managed I have a bit of a qualm. Many teachers do not fully enjoy what they are doing, therefore the students have to suffer through long drug out days of photo-copied worksheets or another session of the 'daily gossip', which isn't neccessarily hated by all students.As for me, I was given the opportunity to talk to the teachers on a first hand basis,the ones that truely cared that is, and they helped to develop me in only the best of ways. The ones who simply chill everyday are the ones who need to be delt with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2005

I am a senior at Gallup High School. I have enjoyed my time spent here and recommend that more students consider this to be the school for them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2005

I am currently a Senior at Gallup High School. The Principles are an excellent group of people. They make every student feel appreciated and loved. Our career councilor helped me attain three nominations for the United States Military Academy, She also helped me gain acceptance to The Citadel. Most of the teaching staff is awesome. We have a wide range of clubs, FCA, NHS, FCCLA, SADD and many more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2005

I love attending Gallup High School. Both principals and teachers take forth an effort in making me feel comfortable. They treat me like an adult, not a child. I really appriciate all they do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2004

School has a great, caring staff. I have found that teachers really care about my daughter as a person and have strived to provide a good, solid background in preparing her for college. Easily the best school in the area and I know of several graduates who've gone on to Ivy League schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

This school was great. I learned a lot and got very good grades. Compare to other schools that I have been to, this school was the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2004

My son is currently a junior. Academics are mediocre at best, although some teachers are outstanding (e.g., AP History, Computer Department, Math Department). One science teacher could not tell me what his degree was in. There is a general sense of uncaring at this school, both at the administrative and student level. Administration is very poor at communicating with parents - no bulletins, newsletters, etc. (they say students are supposed to bring them home, but my son says he has never seen one). Many students just do not bother to show up on Thursdays/Fridays. After school clubs and programs are almost nonexistant - no FBLA, FFA, etc. I know more about college recruitment and seminars that administrative staff who are paid to know. We plan to move before my daughter starts high school.
—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 30% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students14%
Female10%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Native American12%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited16%

Reading

All Students22%
Female20%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American18%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native American46%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exited60%

Reading

All Students44%
Female57%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native American36%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited49%

Science

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native American20%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students26%
Female21%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native American23%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners12%

Reading

All Students38%
Female39%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native American36%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners16%

Science

All Students26%
Female16%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American22%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners14%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female43%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native American49%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
American Indian/Alaska Native 70% 10%
Hispanic 24% 59%
White 4% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 61%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1055 Rico St
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 721-1051

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