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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Gar-Pal High School is a public school located in Palouse, WA. It has 28 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1.
About Gar-Pal High School...
Address
600 E. Alder
Palouse, WA 99161
Telephone
(509) 878-1921
Website

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Academics

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,583
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$488
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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  • Basketball Games
    38%
  • FFA Competitions
    25%
  • Game nights with movies and food
    13%
  • Homecoming week competitions (between the classes)
    13%
  • School year kickoff with a Pool Party
    13%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,750
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$25,542/ year
National
$12,239
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Gar-Pal High School Reviews

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The school I attend is constantly providing me with new experiences. I love how involved the entire community is with each event. Our school mascot is the Vikings, and our community runs a "Viking Crew" to provide clubs and students with materials and finances that they may need. It's an excellent way to show support as well as getting the whole school involved in things. Our school loves to see the students have fun and we do plenty of activities that I'm sure no other schools do. We also have many dances and get togethers that make us look forward to being at school. If I had to go back and restart my high school, I would pick Garfield-Palouse because it gave me the positive experience I had always hoped for. Whether it was having fun and interactive teachers, an enthusiastic ASB, or even just feeling comfortable around the halls. Garfield-Palouse has provided me with the education I had always desired.
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My school does not offer many extracurricular activities, but most everyone is involved in the ones we have. We're a small school, so we don't have a wide range of options, but our school is very good about getting students involved and helping them improve themselves. Our main clubs and organizations include FFA, Robotics, Band (marching band and jazz band), and sports. We did have an FCCLA but the teacher who ran it retired a few years back, so our school no longer offers it. The majority of my school is involved and very committed. Most find themselves enjoying FFA, even if they're not planning for a career in agriculture. The clubs help students build character and skills that we will be using later on in life, and that is one reason why I love to be a part of them. The staff is always willing to help and they are very understanding when it comes to missing school for a competition or something. Our school makes extracurriculars fun.
The teachers at Garfield-Palouse High School are excellent. There is not one teacher or staff member who I don't feel comfortable around. They all get to know us personally, which makes it easier to learn from them. The teaching styles of the teachers varies widely, which is good. If students do not learn as well from one teacher, they are always more than willing to meet with the student to help. All of my teachers a very friendly, genuine, and knowledgeable people. They all know what they are teaching, and if we come across a difficult problem to solve, they figure out how we can learn from it. They are good about communicating when students are missing assignments, so that no one falls too far behind. The grading consistency is overall steady. The only thing about my teachers that I wish I could change would be their motivation to teach to the whole class, rather than the smartest of the class. Most every teacher i've had will teach until the top student understands, then the whole class is forced to move on. However, I understand that they probably have to do this in order to teach us the needed materials. Overall, my experience with the staff has been very positive.