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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Galveston Independent School District is a public school district located in Galveston, TX. It has 6,894 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Galveston Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
202 responses
Average ACT
25
83 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,894
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%

Finances

Total Expenses
$87,775,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,723/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$42,486
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,300
National
$184,700

Galveston Independent School District Reviews

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Galveston is a great town and has a great school district. I have gone to school in Galveston since I was in Pre-K and the teachers here make me feel like family. Most teachers in this school district have 10+ years under their belt so it is comforting to know that I am getting a great education from someone who is experienced. Ball High School, where I am currently attending, offers many opportunities to make students' feel at home; we have the option to take welding classes, radio and film classes, art history classes, robotics, and much more. It is very easy to find your niche in the Galveston School District!!
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I went to Galveston Ball High school ten years ago, and since then I haven't seen much increase in the facilities, faculty, test scores, and their STEM program is still much to be desired. Out of five high schools I went to, I believe Galveston ISD can improve in every aspect.
I'd like to see answers to questions and responses to emails from teachers and activity leaders to be more timely and consistent. Many teachers are great, others, not so much.