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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
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.

Greater Albany Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1160
194 responses
Average ACT
25
97 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,530
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,881
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$82,116,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,219/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,263
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$184,700

Greater Albany Public School District Reviews

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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!
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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.