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Granbury High School

Public | 9-12 | 1316 students

 
 

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Posted April 2, 2014

my school is not that bad but it needs to be cleaned up with computers
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2011

I went to GHS & graduated from there. It was a VERY easy curriculum when I was in highschool. I think if the teachers/principals would have been more focus on a better education for students rather than new disipline strategies our graduating class would have had a lot more students. Only about half of my class graduated. I remember one day my English teacher asked our class who planned on going to college & only half of my class raised their hands & all my teacher did was roll her eyes. As a current education major the thought of that makes me sick. I feel that most of these teacher just do whatever to get by.


Posted April 1, 2010

I am a current student at granbury high school and i beleive that this is not neccesarily the best school. There are tons of fights and it is very political and the teachers play favorites a lot. I am involved in many activities and i have felt like i was not accepted because neither me or my parents had the money or time to put into to that activity simply because i am in other activities too. But i must say the ag teachers are the best thing this school has.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

The choir is great. The teacher and the stuff is always ready to help
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

Granbury technology limits the webtools we can use, making it difficult for technology classes and other none computer classes from teaching lesson online or doing researching projects online over all i give i give granbury 2 stars for not supporting new ways of teaching online.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

I moved here from West Palm Beach Fl. to ensure my daughters would go to school in a a city with small town wholesome values. They have received excellent educations, and have all the benefits of some of the finest school in Palm Beach Co. I am very happy with Granbury High School both of my daughters will be attending college in the next two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Granbury High School is above and beyond all my expectations. The teachers are wonderful, the principal is one of the absolute best in the business and she loves all her kids. I could not ask for more. The best of the best! Extracurriculars are great. The soccer program is elite and the choir and bands are fantastic. They make Granbury proud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

This School district is a great school, however there are some things that need to be changed. Part of the fact is that the schools are over crowded and they need to build a new high school. Overall the teachers and Principals are the greatest, mainly because if you need help they are there to give it. As well as if you want to have parents constantly helping out come to this school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2005

Granbury High School is a tremendous school. The principal leads with a servant's heart, truly seeking the absolute best for the entire student body. The school offers an incredible array of courses from vocational to Advanced Placement as well as an incredible number of extra-curricular activities. The fine arts programs, especially the choir and drama, are second to none! The choir has been named the All-State Choir in 4A twice in the last 8 years. That's phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

This school is a disapointment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2005

This school is a huge disappointment. I moved to Granbury 10 years ago for the schools and the atmosphere of a small town. I have a ninth grade student enrolled and am currently considering other school districts. The school is very politically motivated. Depending on your status in the community your child may or may not be afforded the opportunities given to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

Granbury is a wonderful school with great teachers and great after school programs. It's a town where pretty much everyone knows everybody. It has a great atmosphere. Teachers really care about the students. Of course it helps on who you know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

This is a great school for kids to attend, teachers are nice and fair. Curriculum is addequate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 20, 2005

Granbury High School is far better than its unacceptable rating. The New principal is a caring educator who puts the needs of her students first. She wil turn the school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

Granbury High School has the best Choir program in the state. High parent involment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

I love the school because it does alot for the kids. Poor or rich, it doesn't matter. I love the head principal, Mrs. Butler. She helped my child with her Chemistry after school. My child raised her grade from failing to a 86.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

I graduated from Granbury High School. I had some of the teachers that my son has. Most of them are really good. The counselors are great and I like the new principal. She cares about the students and supports the programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

I went to Granbury schools from 1st grade on. I think this is a very good school even now that it is considerably much bigger than when I attended. The staff was always the cream of the crop. Great counselors and extra curricular activities.
—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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
43%
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.

412 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

402 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

396 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education91%
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 Unacceptable".

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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%
English II Writing

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
59%
English III Reading

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students58%
Female33%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female90%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students19%
Female38%
Male8%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted19%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students15%
Female17%
Male13%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special education0%
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education63%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female49%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education19%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%

English III Writing

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted88%

Geometry

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education70%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education90%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%

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 Students27%
Female30%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students75%
Female68%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education70%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
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 78% 31%
Hispanic 18% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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