Greater Albany Public School District is an above average, public school district located in Albany, OR. It has 9,530 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
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Greater Albany Public School District Reviews
I loved my time in the GAPS school district. I graduated in 2017 from West Albany High School, and I have a younger sister attending the school now. The school culture is absolutely beyond compare; the two rival schools came together multiple times for community support, and there are many opportunities to reach out and serve the city of Albany. The biggest area needed of needed improvement is quality of facilities. The schools were built in the 1950s, and the buildings have been updated only a few times after that. However, with the recent passing of a million-dollar bond in Albany, the buildings will likely be updated soon!
I've gone to school here since kindergarten and I am a senior currently. I have noticed that the two high schools, South Albany which is where I attend, and our cross town rival West, are not even. South has a lot more diversity and our facilities for athletics are nowhere close to as good as West Albany's. Our academics are good and I enjoy being in class with our teachers at South. There is more money at West Albany, and the opposite at South- quite a few students on free and reduced lunch for example. Overall, I would say the district is good but the inequality in the two highs schools should be corrected.
I have 2 children with learning disabilities. GAPS failed them both. It is next to impossible to get a child tested, even when they are having difficulties in class. They would rather blame the child, even when there is a strong family history of learning disabilities in the family. At West Albany, I let every teacher know that my daughter did not learn well from reading. Only 1 teacher listened and and she did better in his class than any other.