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Giddings High School

Public | 9-12 | 640 students

 

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Posted November 28, 2009

i definately have to agree with whom ever posted the first comment. almost every student from GHS goes to Blinn...wow! they are guaranteed acceptance there...that's why they all go there. the staff are not all nice people. if you didn't make good grades or understand completely they wouldn't give you the time of day to help you understand. mrs belyeu is one of the only teachers i would say is there for her students. the only thing GHS has going for them is the football team and their band...thats it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

I graduated from Giddings High School in 2007 and I believe that GHS is a great school. The administration and teachers show true leadership and are very friendly. Like all schools (especially small town schools), it has its problems, such as older buildings (though I hear they are planning a new school...), limited financial resources, small town politics.. but, it also has a staff of passionate and qualified individuals who really go the extra mile when students show a willingness and desire to learn. Also, the extra curricular activities there are outstanding in many areas, from athletics, to UIL academics, to even things that typically do not get as much recognition, like clubs, band and art. The community is very supportive of the school and many parents help out as much as possible. I recommend it
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

GHS is an excellent school. The principals, teachers, and counsleors do an excellent job of getting kids ready for college in an atmosphere that is safe and productive. I am very thankful that my child is a student at Giddings High school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2007

This school may not be the nicest high school ever, but the teachers are extremely friendly and so is the principal.My daughter goes to school there and loves all her teachers and makes many friends.I went to GHS and graduated from the University of Texas, and so will my daughter since she makes good grades!It depends on the students attitudes that tells whether they will go to college or not, not the teachers.GHS also has a good athletic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

Giddings High School is a great school. I transferred my child there from another district and it is well worth the money. He was bullied by teachers and students at the other school and now his self-esteem is through the roof. He has been overwhelmed with kindness from teachers, athletic team members, almost everyone. No school is perfect, but I've never seen him happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

This is a great school and I would recommend your children going because I graduated from their and went to A&M and got my bachelors degree in business now I am getting paid 150,000 dollars a year and the teachers are great so if you ask me i would bring my kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2004

This is a pathetic excuse for a high school. I moved to Giddings from a much bigger town and school, and did not learn a single thing in the 4 years there. I went into high school knowing more than most teachers. Take it from me, a former student who had a very hard time fitting in due to differences, if you are moving there, good luck. Most of the townspeople will not accept you or your kid and you both will be social outcasts. The education provided by the GISD is useless unless you do not want to pursue a college career and live the rest of your life working at the sparce occupations. Most students who graduate never attend college, the rest attend Blinn, and that basically amounts to being really lazy and never leaving the town.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%
Algebra II

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

33 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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
English I Writing

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students49%
Female59%
Male40%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students57%
Female55%
Male58%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
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 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

Geometry

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/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%

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 Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students29%
Female25%
Male36%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted29%
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 48% 52%
White 40% 29%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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) 6%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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  • CHAD ROOD
Fax number
  • (979) 542-5312

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Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: (979) 542-3351

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