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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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.
640 S. Boardman
Gallup, NM 87301
About Gallup-McKinley County School District...

Gallup-McKinley County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
21%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1050
31 responses
Average ACT
20
309 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,512
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,541
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$131,129,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,901/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,768
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,700
National
$184,700

Gallup-McKinley County School District Reviews

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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.
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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!