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Gilmer, TX
Students enrolled: 693

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850 Buffalo Street
Gilmer, TX 75644

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(903) 841-7500
(903) 843-2171
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April 07, 2013
In the past four years, this school has really taken a nosedive academically. test scores are down, teacher respect is nonexistent, and behavior problems (i.e. drug usage, fights, and bullying) are on the rise. Football players are given immunity, and chaos often ensues because of it. I know several of my favorite teachers left (two of them even took a pay cut to go somewhere else) because they were fed up with the administration and plummeting standards. I've compared my education with those that I went to college with, and the differences have been astounding. I had to do so much extra work just to get on their level my freshman year. I would tell anyone living in the area to drive a few extra miles and go to a neighboring town's school.

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2009
I find nothing, except perhaps the football program, exceptional about the school. Though there are some great teachers, the majority are forced to turn a blind eye to any misconduct of football players. The admin. is very poor in my ipinion.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2009
I was a former studen at gilmer high school and graduated there in 2006, the best experience i have had at a school, they had alot of clubs to be apart of and alot of extracurricular activities to be in and you were never bored there, the teachers cared about your grade and you as a person, and the students were friendly and careful also, i am happy to say i graduated there.

- submitted by a student

June 30, 2008
Terrible school system. Academically unacceptable. The schools answer to children not doing well in school is to send the child to summer school. By miracle, the child passes classes in a short number of weeks that they could not pass before in months of study. I pulled my child out of the school system because of this. Child could not do the work when I tested them. Superintendent had the same answer. Send to summer school. Maybe someone needs to clean the house at this place and start over. I know many parents that have had the same problem.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2007
My daughters previously attended a Christian school, with extremely strict academic values. Although I strongly agree with the Christian values of Gilmer High School, I am disappointed with the academic and teaching structure. I feel much time is wasted in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2006
From first hand experience, I would rate this school very low. There are problems with the staff. This school district needs to train their staff to be equal to White, Blacks, Hispanics and any other ethnic group in order to keep their children in this school. Luckily I have used the bad experience that I had at this school and bettered myself. I will never forget the terrible experience I had there. I was a good student, not a trouble maker and always loved going to school until I had a problem with students.

- submitted by a student

September 27, 2006
I attended this school in the 9th grade. I moved from Brooklyn, NY. This school was horrible. Athletically it was great but I didn't learn anything. It is so different from New York, it's not diverse. I couldnt understand some of my teachers and the people dressed weird. They also talked weird. This school is so small compared to where I came from.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2004
I am currently a student at Gilmer High School and loving every minute of it. The school trys to focus one-on-one but sometimes can't due to the large number of enrollment. I moved here in the 4th grade and I have had a better time than I would have in the other school. I know that my kids will attend Gilmer High School k-12 grades.

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2004
I was a exchange student in Gilmer high school in 1999 and I had the best time I've ever had at school. It was so much different from the french because this school cheers you up, it makes you progress at everything you're pretty good at and then once you're out of it you realize how good it was and you want to go back a few years backward. I wish everyone to live such an experience in such a school!

- submitted by a student

December 31, 2003
I was a student at Gilmer Isd and i have now moved from that school to Dallas. This school is one of the best school a person could go to i was at the high school and the teachers care,students are great and if you are looking for a good school this is the school to pick.I was a curent student at this school in the year of 2003 and will miss it greatly

- submitted by a student
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Gilmer High School
850 Buffalo Street, Gilmer, TX  75644
(903) 841-7500
Last modified Gilmer High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gilmer High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top