Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Gilmer High School

Public | 9-12 | 693 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 7, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 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 former student


Posted 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 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.

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education69%
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 "Academically Acceptable".

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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
60%
Biology I

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
20%
English I Reading

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
English I Writing

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

151 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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

148 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 Students79%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male67%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students60%
Female71%
Male53%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education20%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female54%
Male38%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education20%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted43%
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 Students80%
Female57%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 29%
Black 17% 13%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Two or more races 2% 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 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • GREG WATSON
Fax number
  • (903) 843-2171

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

850 Buffalo Street
Gilmer, TX 75644
Website: Click here
Phone: (903) 841-7500

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Harmony High School
Big Sandy, TX




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT