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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Grand Prairie, TX. It has 290 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
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Average ACT
AP Enrollment
84%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$65,249
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
290
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,622
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,133/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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It is a small school which is nice because the students and teachers get to know each other well and create bonds that a larger high school would not have. The classes are small too which is nice again for a more personal experience. The classes allow one to climb up the ranks as I started ahead with math by taking algebra 1 in 7th grade. Also because the school is more personal, some teachers can can help you get further by recommending schools and stuff from their personal experiences. One thing i would change is just the uniform as it feels silly to constantly wear a uniform and not be able to allow the students to express themselves through clothing. Another thing to change is the extracurricular activities which is essentially non-existent due to the schools low budget. There are no sports and hardly any extracurricular activities such as Lego Robotics.
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I am a freshman here at Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute, and I feel as if this is a good opportunity to express my feelings towards my school. GPCI is a good school to go into if you have a passion for engineering, which is something I have no passion for as my thing is medicine. They also offer a Bio-Medical and Computer Science pathway. These pathways are okay but they do not get nearly as much attention as the Engineering pathway does. The teachers are okay, but I would say the star of the show is the administration team. They're absolutely awesome and so supportive. Scholars receive both an Ipad and a Dell laptop when attending the school. On the downside, the computers are outdated and you're lucky to get one that functions correctly. The Ipads are better as they are more up to date and they do not weigh down our backpacks as much as a laptop does. Overall this school is alright, I have been here since sixth grade and I am currently a freshman.
We are a close-knit school with 300 kids in school at maximum, so we mostly all know each other and we have a close relationship with the teachers. They put you through a rough curriculum but prepares you for the real world. They put you ahead of your studies and have multiple chances for dual credit and internships experience. We are STEM-based and we focus a lot on engineering, so if Engineering is not your thing you can still come here but you will still have a lot of required engineering courses.