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Greenville High School

Public | 9-12 | 1070 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

Greenville ISD continues to struggle with mediocrity especially at the MS and HS levels. The administration lacks fire and this is reflected in the teaching staff. They continue to whine about money thinking that is the cure all but the ISD is more that adequately funded and most want to see results prior to pouring more money into a sinking ship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I went to this school in 2004 and it was great school then. it had very thing that was needed all the teacher where great and so was the academic programs


Posted September 25, 2009

Students are offered various educational opportunities. They are offered Dual Credit courses (concurrent enrollment) as well as Advanced Placement courses (from the College Board). They can earn credit for college, through examinations in these programs, and could even be considered a junior in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

My child will be a junior this coming year at GHS, unless we are able to transfer her as she is begging for us to do. We also have a child who just graduated from GHS...both have been in the Greenville school district their entire lives. We didn't really have too many complaints until middle school, but from that point on we have been very disappointed in the quality of education they have received. There is a complete lack of communication from the teachers & schools. There seems to be little concern for individual students, especially those not in avanced classes or special ed. Classrooms are disruptive and teachers spend too much time dealing with behavioral issues and dress code violations instead of teaching. There may be more extracurricular options for students to choose from, but too much emphasis is placed on sports and winning instead of team building and fairplay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

Before choosing Greenville, we visited with the principals and counselors at the high school and middle school (we have a student at each). They were frank about the district's problems and what new steps were being taken to correct them. Based on our comfort level with the principals at the high school and middle school, we bought a house in the district and moved to Greenville this spring. As far as I can tell, a lot of efforts are underway to correct some of the problems of prior years, and I commend the district for this. We have been underwhelmed, though, by the poor communication skills of some teachers and staff members. Perhaps it's their inexperience, but there have been several instances where crucial information was communicated poorly or not at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

I love my school. 2007 brought alot of change and just as our school is growing, so is our town. It's fits just perfectly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2006

Some teachers don't teach therefore I'm always confused and lost in class.Some faculty members don't ever seem to care about you and overall,it just isn't a fit school.I would change schools if I had the chance.The one thing GHS does offer is extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2006

The school is quite big, but it doesn't have the learning and materials needed for the student's to learn, nor the power by the principals and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

This school is growing and is losing a bit of its 'small town feel'. More focus needs to be spent on positive reinforcement, as well as encouraging and educating students more about options for higher education. Counselors could spend more time in the classrooms teaching students how to be proactive in searching for scholarships and how to apply for financial aid. There are some great seasoned teachers that are the cream of the crop - but you can also find those who have been there a while and are just holding out for a paycheck or retirement. The choir program is wonderful!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2004

Too much distraction caused by students who don't care to be in school and end up controlling the classrooms/teachers. Principals and others who should be aware of negative situations, are oblivious .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

It's a good school. They recently bought new computers for all classrooms. There are very few extracurricular activities for non-sports students. They do feature an excellent media tech class (they run TV shows arouund the school and print a newspaper), yearbook, computer science (for programming in Java), and UIL competition for several fields. That's about it. You had better get your kid into all honors classes or they will get bullied in regular classes (unless they are tough themselves or are smart enough not to mess with the bigger kids). Overall, however, the school is good (the best public school in this area anyway).
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

they need more programs for kids who are poor & have no interest in sports. They need more programs like: Tulsa Oklahoma public schools have, i.e. the tulsa police explorers police training program.
—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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

272 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

252 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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%
Algebra II

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
30%
Biology I

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
28%
English I Reading

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%
English II Reading

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%
World History

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education40%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education6%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female76%
Male84%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education89%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education18%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students42%
Female54%
Male30%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education6%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black or African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education9%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented96%
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students28%
Female23%
Male33%
Black or African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented60%
Not Gifted24%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education78%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education5%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female60%
Male76%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
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 41% 29%
Hispanic 38% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • HEATH JARVIS
Fax number
  • (903) 455-5158

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