Galena Park Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Houston, TX. It has 22,784 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
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Galena Park Independent School District Reviews
GPISD encourages the entire student body to be college bound. With a variety of activities, clubs, and sports, those who participate find opportunities for leadership and experiences. Those who participate welcome others to join in. There is a strong support system and community. In Superintendent Advisory Board, we visit other campuses in our district, to give input on how to always improve each campus. As a member of this organization I find this most valuable. As a Varsity Cheerleader Captain, I get to participate alongside other organizations at athletic events and promote school spirit and school pride. I cannot imagine having a more rewarding experience at any other school district.
Good academics, good teachers. Probably one of the best school districts in Houston. The teachers are really good at helping students apply and get into college/ universities. The food is not very good but that is expected if schools nowadays, even though I kind of wish school food was better. The only problem with this school district is their budget; they spend too much on the football teams/sport teams and extra curricular activities that they don’t have enough money to repair the schools. They schools are somewhat being neglected inside. Eg; the floors are old, ceilings leak, bathroom stalls are broken as well as the sinks. Also they need more money for materials and resources such as textbooks, calculators, and computers. The district has added metal detectors at the high school so there might possibly be a lesser chance of a school shooting.
I like the diversity and opportunities available to students in the district. There is something for everyone here and there are always constant improvements being made on all areas of education including academics, sports, organizations, etc. Something I would like to see changed is the emphasize on attendance and dress code active throughout the district. While I can't speak for every school under administrative control, I can speak for the school's that I've attended and each has a history of being notorious for giving attention to attendance and dress code rather than academic progress and success.