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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Galena Park Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Houston, TX. It has 22,549 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
About Galena Park Independent School District...
Address
14705 Woodforest Blvd
Houston, TX 77015
Telephone
(832) 386-1000

Galena Park Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1050
329 responses
Average ACT
22
417 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,549
Free or Reduced Lunch
79.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,954
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$205,700,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,357/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%

Galena Park Independent School District Reviews

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I can fairly say that I had an enjoyable experience throughout my time in this district. I graduated from North Shore Senior High School and to be honest it was a rough four years but many teachers helped me out and got me ready for what college was all about. They taught me everything I needed to know for me to succeed in life and in college and thats more than I can ask for. I went from that high school to the Pennsylvania State University which is a huge accomplishment in my eyes. One thing I would really like to see change in this district though is their fund management for the different after-school activities. Most of the budget goes to sports, mainly football and it honestly breaks my heart because many of the arts such as choir, band, and theatre don't see as much support financially. But overall it was a great experience and I'm glad to be an Alum from this district!
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The campus is a good size. Student insolvent is encouraged and appreciated . The food isn’t amazing , however, school lunches usually aren’t . The school administration is very supportive and helpful . The graduation rate is really good and my overball experience is really great as well. The school has a group called the “gents” , they are community service group that is a good representation of the school over all. Academically speaking the teachers are very encouraging and supportive. I would like to say that galena park high school is just as any other high school except here at galena park we are made to feel as family rather than just students. Galena park high school is an amazing school and provides many opportunities for students to get a head start in life.
At North Shore Senior High School, the administrators only care about money, not the students or the teachers. The teachers don't have a voice when it comes to school decisions, and AP classes are treated as they're better than everyone else. In addition, the regular courses are not taken seriously and students mostly sit on their phones. Also, the sports are taken more seriously than academics. They are exceedingly lenient on football players which is no surprise, but it shouldn't cross the line of passing people who do absolutely nothing in class. On the bright side, the district cares about student safety by canceling school on harsh weather days. There are many opportunities to excel in school, and the district gives recognition to students that deserve it.