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Gatesville High School

Public | 9-12 | 788 students

 
 

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Posted January 16, 2006

While its not the top of the line school in the States, I couldn't pick a better environment for my kid to be in. Its a very personal atmosphere and great for the development of young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

My child goes to gatesville and he is very happy. I believe the drug level is down and the academics is high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

If you want your kid to be happy, this is the best school they could ever be in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2005

This school is one in which God has not been removed. Gatesville High School is a place where morals and values are still taught and demonstrated by the faculty and staff. The community of Gatesville is conservative and these conservative views are shared by and with our children. I strongly recommend Gatesville High School to any parent wishing to enroll their child in a caring, close knit, supportive environment where they can focus on learning and not survival. Gatesville High School is definetily a school I support and appreciate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

Gatesville High School is a great school that helps prepare their students for college. They have the AP courses that helped ease the transition from High School to college easier for my child and I am forever greatful for that.
—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.

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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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
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 "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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%
Algebra II

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

37 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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Writing

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
English II Reading

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%
World Geography

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education54%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education32%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education8%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education31%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students58%
Female74%
Male44%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education14%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted54%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students40%
Female51%
Male30%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education10%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted36%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students78%
Female71%
Male85%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education26%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted69%
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
White 75% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 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) 1%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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Gatesville, TX 76528
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