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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Gatesville High School is an above average, public school located in Gatesville, TX. It has 840 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.

Gatesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
11 responses
Average ACT
24
60 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$37,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$725
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,000
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
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 30 responses
Report
  • Senior Bonfire
    30%
  • Homecoming Hallway Decorating
    23%
  • Spirit Stick at Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Athletics
    10%
  • Senior Prank
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
840
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

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
$9,007/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Gatesville High School Reviews

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The teachers and students at gatesville high school are what make it for me. Without the school spirit and athleticism our students have, then it wouldn’t be a fun school. The teachers are also great, they love their students and enjoy connecting with them. Their teaching styles are ones that help everyone rather than a few. Over the past few years, a school board has been elected and they have enforced strict rules on dress code and prefer traditional paper over technology. The dress code is by far the worst though. You cannot have holes in pants above the knees and shorts must be below fingertip length despite many people having long arms and cannot wear clothes such as Nike shorts.
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I enjoyed many things here, the choir program, the Library. Recently we started renovations and rebuilding the school. I also enjoy the diverse personalities we have amongst the Gatesville staff. While we experience renovations and rebuilding of the school, many of the things I wish would change will be met. However, the change I want to see most in, is our library's updation.
The Gatesville Independent School District (GISD) it a good-balanced public school that offers good opportunity in career fields. The school district offers: Construction/Architecture, Agriculture (Farming), Business and Industries, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, and NOW introducing Medical Science and Law Enforcement. This school district is always expanding each year from an additional class period to renovating the facility to introduce more types of courses. The faculty is great, the student council is highly involved with the school as a whole to improve student life. The changes I would like to see done with the school is to enhance security and college readiness.