Gunter Independent School District

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Gunter Independent School District
Location
Gunter, TX
ESC Region 10

USA
District information
TypePublic
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentDr. Jill Siler
Governing agencyTexas Education Agency
District ID4821960[1]
Students and staff
Students795[2]
Teachers81.1[2]
Staff181.9[2]
Athletic conferenceUIL Class 3A (Football Division II)
ColorsBlue and White[3]
Other information
MascotTiger
WebsiteGunter ISD

Gunter Independent School District is a public school district based in Gunter, Texas (USA).

Located in Grayson County, the district extends into a very small portion of northern Collin County. It previously served high school students from the neighboring Tioga Independent School District[4] (however, Tioga began adding high school grades in 2012-2013 and completed doing so in 2015-2016[5]).

In 2009, the school district was rated "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency.[6]

Schools[edit]

  • Gunter Elementary (PK-4), 2008-2009 TEA rating: Exemplary
  • Gunter Middle (5-8), 2008-2009 TEA rating: Exemplary
  • Gunter High (9-12), 2008-2009 TEA rating: Exemplary

Competitive programs[edit]

In addition to typical University Interscholastic League competitive sports and academic programs common to schools of its size in Texas, the Gunter High School has participated in the BEST Robotics program since 1993. It won state titles in 1995, 1998, and 1999.[citation needed]

The school has also won state titles in baseball in 1994 (Class A) and 1998 (Class AA) and in football in 2016 (Class AAA Division II)

Students[edit]

Academics[edit]

STAAR - Percent at Level II Satisfactory Standard or Above (Sum of All Grades Tested)[7]
Subject Gunter ISD Region 10 State of Texas
Reading 92% 74% 73%
Mathematics 90% 77% 76%
Writing 90% 71% 69%
Science 88% 80% 79%
Soc. Studies 85% 80% 77%
All Tests 90% 76% 75%

Students in Gunter typically outperform local region and statewide averages on standardized tests. In 2015-2016 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results, 90% of students in Gunter ISD met Level II Satisfactory standards, compared with 76% in Region 10 and 75% in the state of Texas.[7] The average SAT score of the class of 2015 was 1524, and the average ACT score was 22.3.[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2015-2016 school year, the school district had a total of 822 students, ranging from early childhood education and pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The class of 2015 included 73 graduates; the annual drop-out rate across grades 9-12 was less than 1%.[7]

As of the 2015-2016 school year, the ethnic distribution of the school district was 72.9% White, 21.9% Hispanic, 1.1% American Indian, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, and 3.2% from two or more races. Economically disadvantaged students made up 29.9% of the student body.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Gunter Isd". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "2014-15 Texas Academic Performance Report, Gunter ISD". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.gunterisd.org/
  4. ^ "FAQs." Tioga Independent School District. Retrieved on January 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "GALLERY: Tioga marks first senior class since 1961". The Herald Democrat. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  6. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  7. ^ a b c d e TEA Division of Performance Reporting. "2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved December 13, 2016.

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