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Gregory-Portland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1373 students

 
 

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Posted September 2, 2013

GPHS is a fantastic school with a lot of tradition. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure the students are successful. Teachers each have their own internet page for the students to access at any time, to clarify assignments, download handouts, etc. The counselors get to know their students. The administration is extremely supportive of parents. And should the need arise, the superintendent is extremely accessible. While academically challenging, there are plenty of extra-curricular activities for the students to get involved with to enrich their high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

As a parent I am glad to see a school district that cares about the students success. The teachers are great and the community is a great place to live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

I am a senior at this school and i have never been to a better school than here, also we have the best teachers and great taks scores
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I am a student at gregory-portland isd. I am in 7th grade at the junior high school. The school is very organized and has a well planned staff. All the teachers are very caring. Sure. There are your fights everyday. And a couple of gangster kids. But the principal handles everything very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

This school is awesome! I have made lots of friends since moving here. The teachers help out alot, and the sports program is excelent! I highly recommend it to everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

I loved G-P highi went there for a few months and i thought that the teachers were great students were nice, everything was great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2006

My name if Tiffany and I graduated (as well as my father), from G-P high. As a fairly recent student I really would like to say that I am proud to have attended school in such a well organized school district. The teachers there really care about the students and they were the ones that made me start going for my education degree. It wasn't untill I graduated and faced the real world that I fully appreciated what a GREAT school I went to. The BEST teachers work at G-P! Thanks for your push and support!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2006

Good extracurricular activities. Academic programs fair. Parent involvement fair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

GP High School has proven to be an exemplary school of high performance for my child. It has offered him the tools he needs to be successful and the teachers have been superior in their support and encouragement. I highly rate this school for students in the GP district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

G-P is known for its academic excellence, and the extra-curricular options the students have. This school has an award winning choir, band, drama department, and sports teams. Most parents seemed involved, and sports events are highly attended. This is a great school to enroll your children in, especially if you are looking to keep them out of the larger high schools in the Corpus Christi area.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 22, 2004

This is a great school with a great education system. The teachers and staff are great people and believe in not just a couple but all of its students. I give this school five stars compared to the ones my kids have been in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

I have one graduate 2001, a junior and an in-coming freshman. The teachers expect each student to do their best and are by them 100 per cent to help in whatever they can. They leave no student behind but rather take time to help them whether it be before and after school or on the weekend (by making themselves available in the classroom). The teachers talk to you at the grocery store and tell you how your child is doing and as parents we look out for each others children when we're at 'competition'. Not all parents can always be there. It's a great school district, we care about each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2003

We moved here 2 years ago from Odessa and WOW, what a change. Her old school was dangerous and the overall learning atmosphere was poor. Once we arrived here we saw that this school encouraged student athletes, participating in clubs and school spirit. The students here have pride in their school and it shows. The parents support the staff and the students in their endeavors. My daughter is an athlete and is envolved with 4 clubs and 2 extracurricular activites while still maintaining a ranking in the top 10% of her class. I owe this to the support structure that this school provides. The school district, staff and students are winners and because of this they succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I think this school is great. Not only are the students encouraged to be involved the are rewarded with a great education.


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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

299 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education81%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Algebra II

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

104 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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Writing

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
English II Reading

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
58%
English II Writing

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
World History

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
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 English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education55%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education10%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education10%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students78%
Female73%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%

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 Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education24%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female67%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education56%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
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 54% 52%
White 40% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
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 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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