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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Garland High School is an above average, public school located in Garland, TX. It has 2,728 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

North Garland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
587 responses
Average ACT
24
156 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$58,999
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,200
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 193 responses
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  • Pep rallies for football season
    23%
  • HC week - Different themes each day to dress up
    15%
  • Homecoming Week - decorate the hallways
    14%
  • Sporting events
    11%
  • After pep rallys we dance in the middle of the gym
    9%
  • Band football season traditions
    7%
  • After school table tennis!
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,728
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.76 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.76 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.76 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,279
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,597/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.103 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.103 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.103 responses
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To many, North Garland is just one of the "alright" high schools in the Garland Independent School District (GISD), and is thought to be old and rusty, since it's GISD's 2nd high school to be built. But to me, it's the best one from all 7! It is one, if not the only high school to offer magnet programs in the whole district! North Garland has its unique inclusion of the "Math, Science and Technology (MST) Magnet Program," the "Accelerated Math and Science (MST) Magnet Program," AND, this new thing called P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) that allows students to get an Associates Degree of Science for Pre-Med/Dental Careers!!! North Garland allows students to have added focuses on Math courses (allowing the best of the best to take extremely advanced courses like "Linear Algebra" and "Differential Equations) and medicine. Apart from academics, NGHS is 1 of the only 2 schools in the district to have an orchestra. It is truly a gem when it comes to opportunities.
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What I liked about North Garland High School is the diversity. In a lot of schools in Texas, majority of the student population is Caucasian. However, at North Garland, the majority of the student population consist of minorities such as Hispanics/Latinas, Asians, Europeans and African Americans. With such diversity, I have made friends with different ethnic backgrounds.
At North Garland High School, we take pride in all our academic achievements. Academics is the most important thing we take seriously at North Garland, and it is also another reason why I like North Garland. Without the help of the wonderful teachers, l would not say I am college ready. These teachers go in depth with the subject they teach so that each student is successful in the class. I can attest and say that I am great full for the teachers I have had through my high school life because I have heard my friends complain, that attend different schools, that their teacher “cannot teach”.
I moved here after I attended Mckinney High School and to be honest it was quite a downfall. At this school it was easy to make friends and almost easier to find your way around which made attending very easy. However after attending for a while I started to notice how drastically different both of my schools were. At Mckinney High we were given apple computers, and had great teachers. At North I noticed teachers didn’t care as much about our grades and we got flimsy chromebooks. There were great academic electives at Mckinney and I even got to take a fishing and archery course. At North we had a few great electives including band, theatre and art but that was about it. At my old school there were several food options including a coffee and donut shop (which was awesome!) and at North there were less options but we had vending machines. One great thing I can say about North was it’s library. The library was big and full of books with chairs everywhere. Overall I’m very grateful.