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Galena Park High School

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Posted August 10, 2013

Galena Park is an exccellent school. I have been a teacher there for five years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2009

Galena Park High school is an excellent place to learn. The teachers are above your expectations. They find the time for you to come after school and get help in certain topics of the curriculum. Our TAKS scores have improved highly thanks to saturday and afterschool tutorials. We are a proud exemplary school district as well. Our Fine Arts program indeed does thrive. As we are now have the best concert band in region 19.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2008

Unfortunately, Galena Park does not meet the standards of what should be considered good education. The school consistently scores below state average on the TAKS exam, which is by far one of the easiest standardized tests given in the nation. I had the chance to attend GPHS when many of its strongest teachers in the Social Studies and English teachers were still there. However, math and science is greatly watered down at this school. When I applied to some top-tier out of state universities, the guidance counselor told me not to because I wouldn't make and that I should go to community college even though I was ranked 11th in my class. (I did get accepted to all universities I applied to out of state, and am doing wonderfully). Fine Arts thrives tremendously at GPHS. That is something I was thankful to be a part of. Disappointing academics.


Posted December 13, 2005

GPHS is by far, an excellent place of learning, especially in the areas of English and History, as well as Fine Arts and Athletics. The Math and Science departments, however, are horrible. The level of parental involvement is lacking, and I feel this is part of the reason that students do not learn as well in math and science. There are no safety issues, and discipline issues are minimal. While some of the measures do not seem fair, I personally became a more responsible student as a result. It is, by far, a wonderful school. That is, of course if you plan to get by without knowing math or science. Also, the ROTC program is great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 1, 2005

This school is really great the teachers are nice and some like to be involved. They are pretty good about their disipine but its nothing bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

I think it is a great school. The learning curriculim can be ranged as one of the most possitive and efficient in my opinion as a parent. As for the remodeling of the building, I love it! I give it two thumbs up! My son was being bullied around and I thank the lord that the school handled the situation with such care. This is an exemplary school.
—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.

510 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

505 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

387 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
30%
English I Reading

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

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
English I Writing

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

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%
English II Reading

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

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
41%
World Geography

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

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education43%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingual100%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education57%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingual100%

English I Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education15%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant56%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual81%

English I Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male25%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education9%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English37%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingual59%

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education50%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual91%

English II Writing

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education11%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English36%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingual55%

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 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 Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education58%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual100%

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 Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education19%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual100%

World History

All Students65%
Female61%
Male70%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education56%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English72%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual100%
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 91% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 4% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 13%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JESUS GARDEA
Fax number
  • (832) 386-2802

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1000 Keene Street
Galena Park, TX 77547
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Phone: (832) 386-2800

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