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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Gadsden Independent Schools is a public school district located in Sunland Park, NM. It has 13,432 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
Address
4950 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM 88063
Telephone
(575) 882-2307
Website

Gadsden Independent Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1120
58 responses
Average ACT
20
355 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,432
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,062
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$140,302,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,288/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$28,231
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$620
National
$949
Median Home Value
$104,400
National
$184,700

Gadsden Independent Schools Reviews

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Gadsden Independent School District in general has been a pretty good experience so far throughout my education. Though, we aren't an open campus and have more strict rules than other districts I feel as though these restriction guarantee students and faculty a more safer environment. GISD has improved over the years and has provided students with opportunities to exceed their limits in learning and athletic abilities. I feel like this school district has provided many teachers who get paid less than what they should be offered. Without all of the faculty and staff in this specific district that has helped me improve I wouldn't be where I am today.
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The teachers are always there, they noticed that if something is bothering you. If you don't understand the teacher would have a one on one with you. The administration are always open, if there a issue or if you need help the assistant principals are there including the principal himself. Even counselors are even there to help you and even if you have any questions about college information or scholarships they will be able to answer them. Like if you are not going to college or a trade school, they will give you second options, if you want. I feel that the pay should go higher, because every teacher puts there heart into what they do, because they want you to succeed in life, they are preparing you for the real world.
What I love about Gadsen independent schools is the fact that culture is well respected and students aren't judged by there skin. They embrace each other's differences and learn to become a loving family. As on of my experiences I participate in the marching band at the high school I am attending, the band has a very enjoyable and hard-working time but at the end of each football game, I am able to go out with my friends and have fun. For example after a football game we go out eat and talk about the game and re-act the fun moments we had at the game. Bonding in and out of school is a very wonderful experience.