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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy is an above average, public school located in Dallas, TX. It has 373 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1010
137 responses
Average ACT
20
39 responses
AP Enrollment
58%
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$35,177
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Median Home Value
$92,137
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
  • Homecoming/School Dances
    29%
  • Intramural basketball games.
    27%
  • Ceremonies and Honor Society Inductions.
    23%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
373
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
$12,273/ year
National
$12,239
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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My favorite part about Gilliam Collegiate Academy (GCA), was the fact that there was a lot of freedom and flexibility when it came taking classes. Students such as I, were given the chance to take classes in almost any order I wanted, and teachers where very understanding of students who had difficulties completing course work in their own classes. Every student was given the ability to start college early, and were given the opportunity to complete their associates degree while taking high school classes at the same time. The teachers that I have taken classes from where generally good, but there was a disconnect with the fact that I had a mix of very experienced and inexperienced teachers. My favorite classes where both AP 2D (photography class) and chemistry. Both classes were my favorite as the teachers made me confident in my abilities to succeed in their classes, and were very good at explaining the subject.
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My freshman year at Gilliam, our principal was Ms.Francis. She took the time to build relationships with the students at her school. She knew every one of us. Our school only had about 300 students attending, so we were all a big educational family. Our school distinguished from other schools in our district because we were an all academic school. We didn't have any athletic department, so students that were interested in playing sports had to play for their homeschool. With our academic statuses, we were approved to take college courses at our home community college. Those that reached 60 hours graduated with their associate's degree and their high school diploma. We were able to transfer those credits to the university we decided to attend and start our college journey as either a sophomore or junior. The traditional legacy still lives on. I am proud to say I attended Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy.
Im a soon-to-be senior at Gilliam and as I reflect on my experience here, I say it's been okay but there needs to be improvement. What makes gilliam stand out is that it is fairly new to the district. As well as being sorta new, it is also very small with only roughly 400 students attending. This school does not have a sports team, so students have to play for their home school which is a little dissapointing. However, luckily there are competitions students can compete in such as chess, UIL, or the academic decathlon. The thing about GCA is that every student graduates with a high school diploma as well as an Associate's degree which I think is amazing. To be transparent with you, there's little preparation done when it comes to the SAT or ACT and I believe there is a bit of favoritism in regards to the students here. All in all, Kathlyn Joy Gilliam is an average school, it's not special but it does have little qualities that make it good.