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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
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Donald E. Gavit Middle/High School is an above average, public school located in Hammond, IN. It has 1,614 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
About Donald E. Gavit Middle/High School...
School District
School City of Hammond
Address
1670 175th St
Hammond, IN 46324
Telephone
(219) 989-7328
Website
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Donald E. Gavit Middle/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1020
107 responses
Average ACT
22
11 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,427
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    26%
  • Pep-Rally
    21%
  • Dances
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,614
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,793/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Donald E. Gavit Middle/High School Reviews

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I've attended Gavit from 6th grade and now 12 grade. Over the years, I watched the food become healthier, such as the removal of unhealthy foods. The staff is excellent, the teachers are like parents, the janitors greet you and the counselors even helped me choose an online class to raise my gpa. Gavit is located in Northwest Indiana, very close to Chicago, so there is lots of Caucasians, African Americans, Mexicans. Out of thousands of schools, Gavit was given Title I of National Distinguished Schools for 2015-2016. Gavit is also located in an area with many low income residents therefore, AP exams are free. Also, twice a year chosen students attend the Natural Helpers Retreat, it's very secretive and life changing, students spend 2 days at an unknown location venting and working together on a personal level. Lastly, Gavit offers a blueprint program, it's a credit class for seniors that aids in helping with scholarships, FAFSA, and making sure you get into the college you desire.
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Gavit is currently ranked #31 in the state of Indiana by U.S. News. The hallways of Gavit are very diverse and they create the perfect environment for making new friends and having great experiences. Even though the school is a little big, there will always be someone to turn to and to help you out. The teachers are always willing to help you on a personal level in school and after school.
My experience as a high school student was certainly a poor one, this high school did not prepare you for higher education in the slightest. The faculty and students were all very poor. It was a surprise there wasn't less school related crime by the sheer number of officers in the building with guns and tasers at the ready at all times.