Gallup-McKinley County School District is a public school district located in Gallup, NM. It has 11,512 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 21% in reading.
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Gallup-McKinley County School District Reviews
As an individual who was not quite sure what to do with my life as I entered high school, the district as a whole was a major let down. Throughout my educational journey with GMCS, I've discovered very few teachers who not only have drive, but are also effective. Those who possess these qualities are often shutdown due to odd protocols. Additionally, funds for extracurricular activities are directed towards sports rather than academic clubs or organizations, making the need for fundraising an extreme burden, especially when types of fundraisers are restricted and take a few business days to a month just to get approved or declined. Now as I head to college, I find myself generally behind, despite taking every "rigorous" class offered.
I started my K-12 education outside of the GMCS District, and when I did move to GMCS in third grade, I was considered a gifted student. I was always at the top of my class, but it's not because I studied very hard. It was because the content and everything in class was so easy. There were only a few times when I was actually challenged in the classroom. Nationally, I am ranked in the lower average when it comes to testing such as the ACT and SAT. I only wished that the district would stop caring too much about test scores and sports. There were some of us who cared about the quality of our education. I did not go to school everyday to ace a PARCC, ACT or SAT. I came to school hoping I would learn content and lessons I could apply as a future adult of our society. I felt like it was something the district never understood. It seemed as if everything was about tests and paychecks.
I enjoyed the parent involvement but the clubs were not as good as they could've been. The culture of the schools seemed to not be as inclusive of all groups or equally represented. I did feel as though I was properly prepared to go to college once I graduated!