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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Gibson Southern High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fort Branch, IN. It has 654 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Gibson Southern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
138 responses
Average ACT
25
50 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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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
    A-
Median Household Income
$58,679
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$718
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
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.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    23%
  • Spirit Weeks
    19%
  • Fifth Quarter
    15%
  • Flash Mob
    11%
  • Semi state celebrations
    11%
  • FFA day
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
654
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,233/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I love the spanish department! The math teachers are wonderful and overall I have received an excellent education here.
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Gibson Southern is an awesome school to attend. They treat you like family and include everyone. The teachers are there to help you if you need them. Also if you have a problem with home life, grades etc you can approach them without being afraid and they will listen to you and try to help you. Gibson Southern also has a great sports program like swimming, girls and boys basketball, golf, track, softball, and baseball to name a few for all and all is welcome to tryout and join a team. If sports is not your thing they have so many clubs that you can join and feel apart of. Some of those clubs are Sunshine club, Beta club, Chess club, Spanish club. Gibson Southern is a very family friendly school that will welcome you as soon as you step through the doors.
I like that there is so much to be involved in at school and everyone is supportive of all the sports and activities, not just certain ones. We have a great faculty that encourages students to be involved in many different activities. I also like that I feel safe and welcome at school everyday. There isn't much bullying that occurs, in my opinion, and if there are ever any issues between students, it is taken care of by our faculty. Most of our teachers are very good at what they do and making sure we are college ready.