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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Granite City High School is a public school located in Granite City, IL. It has 1,821 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.

Granite City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1080
70 responses
Average ACT
24
123 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$47,881
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • I LOVE homecoming week, dress up days & powderpuff
    28%
  • Welcome back rally & senior nights
    23%
  • Prom
    19%
  • The stands get packed during sporting events
    11%
  • Band trips
    4%
  • Being on the Marching Band field at football games
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,821
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,406
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,082/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I have only been going to Granite City High School for two years, but technically four. Granite City High School has a program called “The Running Start Program.” I am in this program. This program lets you go to SWIC a two year college while you’re still in high school, so when I graduate in a few months I will graduate high school with an associates degree. While I was at the high school I was treated great. The teachers always helped me and were always nice. They all encouraged me to do better and to never give up. There are several clubs, so there are many ways you can get to know other students and become active with the school. There are some fights, but the school does their best to try to resolve all of the problems. They are always thinking about different ways to make sure we are safe. Our security is going up and the school is improving. I am glad that I have had the chance to be a Granite City Warrior!
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Granite City High School offers a wide variety of programs. Students wishing to pursue a college degree are prepared to compete at the university or community college level. Students wishing to pursue a career immediately after high school are prepared for opportunities in welding, electricity, machine tool, building trades, computer science, business, and automotive. Granite City High School prepares individuals for their chosen endeavors.
There is plenty of opportunities to get involved at GCHS. If you are not sure what you want to be when you grow up, there is many different activities you can try out to see what you like including: robotics, welding/machine shop, automotive, art, Spanish and many more. The hallways are a bit cramped because we are considered a bigger school, but all of the doors stay locked with security so you feel super safe. All of the teachers care about you a lot as well and just want to see you succeed.