Yes, the classes are big. It's a big school. That is partially because it is such a great school that people are desperate to move into the neighborhood (ask any realtor about that) or get a transfer for their child. After being accepted to Kealing, my daughter made the choice to go to Gorzycki instead - and she tells me often how happy she is that she made the right decision. She's in 8th grade this year, and yes she has had a couple of teachers which she didn't love, but only one teacher out of 8 each year is a pretty good record. We have not experienced any bullying or other inappropriate behavior. Yes, they are middle schoolers and they have their issues, but the staff at GMS does a good job of keeping them in check. I can tell you that if you don't like this school, please consider transferring your child to a different school - there are A LOT of people waiting to get transfers into GMS and they will happily and eagerly take your child's spot.
Classes are big, students do very little in depth writing or reading. The student are from well educated families so they are smart in general, but there is not much rigor here. And it's getting very crowded. The fine arts programs and athletics are solid, but as the school grows and grows, only the top kids will get to participate at any level of sports.
Not what you expect from a top rated school... Too many kids in classes(27-29), not enough challenge for my honor student (seriously, generic worksheets???) who is in AP classes. Definitely a disappointment, we are looking into private schools.
Homework is a major issue Gorzycki can work on. He does not learn anything from it; he learns no skills he will use later in life or currently. The worksheets are straight from a book and no effort is made for homework help when I request tortoring sessions.Even the art class is very text-book-encouraging too. Projects are also from a website and very painstaking to get the correct supplies for. No creative notion is made in any classwork, homework, or some projects.(ex. i-search project) Simply terrible! My child is becoming a drone!
We are new to TX and I must say I was overwhelmed with moving, adjusting kids to school etc....the registration process was easy, staff was nice, teachers have been wonderful, the electives there are amazing such variety, my son has never been so happy with a school! I do think the parent portal and cloud stuff is ridiculous and too hard to access. So far I am very impressed with AISD and Gorzycki.
My son is finishing 7th grade at Gorzycki. We have been extremely pleased with the school overall. Communication between teachers and parents is very well done. Communication between the school and parents is also well done. The band program is extraordinary. The band teachers teach with dedication and excellence, while genuinely caring for the students.