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D-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Gary Community School Corporation is a public school district located in Gary, IN. It has 6,007 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
1988 Polk Street
Gary, IN 46407
Telephone
(219) 881-5401
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
950
134 responses
Average ACT
20
33 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,007
Free or Reduced Lunch
77.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Total Expenses
$126,805,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,384/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$29,293
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$66,300
National
$184,700

Gary Community School Corporation Reviews

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My experience with Gary Community School Corporation has been exceptionally well. For example, the staff here are more than just administrators. Not only do they perform qualities of their best ability to make sure students achieve academic success but they also care for their students as if they were their children. I’ve been comforted and advised by teachers when I was very low and just needed someone to talk to. This is essential because it helps establish a bond and understanding between staff and students. This results in teachers expecting more from you and you not wanting to let them down because you’ve formed a feel of admiration for them. It also incorporates programs like J.A.G that helps make you aware of your options after high school. I wish I could go on and on about the good things in the Gary Community School Corporation because all that is mentioned is the poor ones. This Corporation is not perfect but with a little more funds it can be improved.
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It Was Perfect Until The Decision To Close Emerson . That Was The Worst Mistake Ever Made. Students Been There Since 5th And 6th Grade ! How Can You Just Snatch Their Home From Them ?? Their Arts ? Their Teachers Who Know Them ALL By Name ?? This Is Sad . Only School Still Standing In Miller & You Close It . Half Of The Students Will Not Be Attending West Side ! Anybody Could’ve Came In And Closer A School. That’s Not Helping Us And The Other Students That’s Helping YOU GUYS Get Out Your Financial Hole You Guys Created Not The Students ! Sad And A Disgrace ! The Kids Didn’t Derserve To Be Hurt And Separated Like This !
I want Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy to remain open. I love my school. It has made me a better person academically, and made me realize my talent.