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Giles Co High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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4 reviews of this school


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Posted July 30, 2012

This school has gone downhill. Everything is wrong and if your not a football player or cheerleader, you dont mean anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Because of their sports program .. They have the best football team ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2007

I was a student at GCHS last year. I had a great year overall. Most of the teachers were helpful and students seemed to be easy to get along with. Thanks to Officer Kyle Helton who made it a safe school and always offered words of encouragement. Now that I have moved away, I miss GCHS and would move back. I definitely give this school an A for effort and an A for supporting students. Unfortunately the only drawback was 'The Diploma in Every Hand' wasn't necessarily true. Other than that it was an awesome place to share a year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2005

Out daughter has attended for over a year, and we have mixed feelings about Giles County HS. Our daughter was not in a college prep track so some of these comments will relate to specific courses she took. The school seems to have a pretty good range of classes, including some computer classes and a cosmotology dept. There is no gymnastics program, or classes in this area. The teachers overall seem pretty average: some pretty good, and some just OK. We had some problems with the guidance counselors, getting graduation requirements, credits, and schedules straightened out. The principal seems somewhat laid back, as opposed to fired up and motivating his teachers. The academic expectations seemed fairly low compared to schools we've known in other states. Overall, I'd say it's a decent school, but not outstanding.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students63%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students29%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students55%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students74%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students57%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 67%
Black 19% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Sheila Frost Dr
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: (931) 363-6532

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