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Posted November 4, 2009

For the two years that GCM has been an exceptional institution. The administration is very dedicated to decipline and success their students through acdemic and extracuricular programs. Finally they are informative of information; event, plans, and report cards using IRIS messages to keep students and parents updated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

This High School is earning a higher standing in the ranks every year. With the Fine Arts department doing amazing and Athletics winning almost all of their games this year! The Academics are recognized the first year and sooner or later they will be Exemplary. The school is also due for expansion within the next few years.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

458 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

455 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

465 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

457 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

456 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

455 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
23%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
27%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

598 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education42%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant89%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education79%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African American61%
Asian86%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education27%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students44%
Female51%
Male38%
Black or African American39%
Asian86%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education8%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English45%
Migrant20%
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education5%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students29%
Female34%
Male23%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education29%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted26%

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education37%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education32%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 52%
White 30% 29%
Black 21% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Susan Jackson
Fax number
  • (281) 421-4444

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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