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Gainesville High School

Public | 9-12 | 710 students

 
 

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Posted June 22, 2013

Gainesville high school is a poor school. It was filled with very little extracurricular activities and with tons of cheaters. 5 out of the top 10 do not deserve that spot and are a sad excuse for the most intelligent people in the school. I wish I would have knew before hand how bad the staff and teachers were before I chose to attend their for two years of my life. Out of the whole student body 15% met standards of leadership and integrity I saw with the most brilliant students I came across in more affluent communities. I was in all honors classes and even took dual credit and was disappointed in both. Most of the kids will assuredly be unprepared and very low in comparison to kids at the same level in a more well rounded and educated school. However, the school did teach me how to deal with a negative situation in positive light and to be aware of the different kinds of people around me in a way a grew as a person by being exposed to a stifling learning environment and a bad situation. I learned to never give up even when life surrounds you with very little opportunity to excel.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2011

Gainesville High School is a good school. The teachers are great and the students are too. The faculity is great and they have many programs within the school to help the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

We have a great staff, great kids and a new school spirit that we haven't had in years!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The junior class of Gainesville high is an awesome group of kids by far in my opinion the best. This is a result of the kind of school we have always striving to make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I would not let my children go to Gainesville schools for no amount of money. My children used to be students there and we moved to a bigger city. My kids were so far behind in academics it was unreal. Since moving my children realize what how bad the school system really is. They have no desire to return at all. Most people do not realize this until they move their kids into a really good school system. Gainesville is rated a 1 by Texas that is the lowest rating you can get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

GISD is an awesome school district with caring teachers & administrators. The teachers are equipped with excellent resources and technology. Go Red!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I believe that the Gainesville High School has great teachers, staff, & administrators and educates as well as any school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
43%
English I Reading

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
English I Writing

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%
English II Reading

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education42%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female47%
Male29%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
Black or African American18%
Asian100%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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

English III Writing

All Students31%
Female40%
Male21%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted25%

Geometry

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education23%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students60%
Female46%
Male72%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education40%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted58%
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 54% 52%
White 33% 29%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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2201 Interstate 35
Gainesville, TX 76240
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Phone: (940) 665-5528

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