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Gonzales High School

Public | 9-12 | 695 students

 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $86,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $584.

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Posted February 6, 2010

Gonzales High School does ok with the resources that it has. It is disapointing to see that the school districtcares more aboutI.D. cards, uniforms, and athletics more than the students education. When they try to provide better education, administration goes about it all wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

I graduated from here recently and found most of the honors classes interesting, but I don't think this school prepares you well for college. I'm also a little disappointed in unequal distribution of minorities in honors classes consider they are the majority.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2007

I was a graduate of Gonzales High School in 2006. While I do believe that the teacher's are doing a good job our administration is not up to par. The teacher's are unable to do their jobs efficiently because the administrators refuse to back them up. It's impossible to give students a descent education when all the attention is focused on unimportant details like i.d. cards and parking permits. There needs to be an emphasis on preparing students for the real world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2005

The majority of the teachers do a great job and work with the students. The school district is in the process of going through a tremendous restructuring process which is a little difficult for the communtiy to accept. Many of the members of the community and the superintendent, ie school board are not seeing eye to eye on various issues. The music, art, and academic programs are good. The athletic program is in need of work at this time. We look forward to resolving these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

The actuall teaching isn't that bad at Gonzales High School, really it's just the fact that people who are involved in things have absoloutly no time to do any of their work because the classes are shorter, we don't have homeroom to do homework anymore, and sports and things aren't over until late usually. So it's either stay up until about 1:30 doing homework every night or have low grades in most of your classes. A friend of mine used to go to a school where they had A and B days. Classes are split in half so you get more time to learn things and a whole extra day to do homework which sounds like a great idea to me. It would probably bring up TAKS score too, becuase students would have more time to learn and grasp onto the information.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

It's a 3A school which is great. The problem is that the teachers are either over worked or don't want to work with the parents to push the kids. Hence, it's academically a 2nd rate school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

I am a senior at Gonzales High School and I believe that it is a really good school and a town full of good people that have/will go to it, but I think that the main problem is the fact that since 2 of our head honchos quit about 3 years ago, the school has not been able to replace them even slightly. So, until that time, I guess we just sit tight, and work with what we've got.
—Submitted by a 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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

182 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

182 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female86%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

40 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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
70%
English I Writing

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%
World History

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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 Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education71%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education25%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education33%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black or African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education0%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female73%
Male62%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students48%
Female56%
Male41%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted41%
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
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students52%
Female57%
Male46%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted47%
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 58% 52%
White 31% 29%
Black 10% 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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DWIGHT MACALLISTER
Fax number
  • (830) 672-8273

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1801 North Sarah Dewitt Drive
Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-7535

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