Granbury High School

2000 West Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048 | (817) 408-4600
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,481
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2000 W Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Principal or Admin: Mrs Marsha Grissom
  • Fax: (817) 408-4699
  • Website: www.granburyisd.org
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,481
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 113.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 780 (52.7%)
  • Females: 701 (47.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 88 (5.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 363 (24.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 451 (30.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Granbury High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian120.8%
Black90.6%
Asian140.9%
Hispanic22315.1%
White1,22382.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Granbury High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade281.9%
10th Grade56037.8%
11th Grade46731.5%
12th Grade42628.8%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
61.0%
District:
59.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
62.0%
District:
35.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
88.8%
District:
84.0%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
4.2%
District:
5.0%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
13.5
District:
12.2
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
23.8%
District:
27.8%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
17.7%
District:
20.9%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
38.5%
District:
30.2%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
19.2%
District:
19.3%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$74,620
District:
$71,318
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$50,316
District:
$49,553
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$44,000
District:
$39,852
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$45,170
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$47,474
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$50,143
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$59,937
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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4 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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9 reviews for Granbury High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 25, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to this school for four years, yes some of the teachers had no right to be teaching the subject they were. And yes there were problems with drugs, but to be honest which schools haven't had problems. The principle I had my senior year was strict, but hey she did what she was hired to do, and that was to raise our grades in the TAKS test. This school was a bit crowded, but the district doesn't have enough money to build a new one. Also our football team might have sucked, but our fine arts program is one of the best around. There are no "losers", there are people who think them better than everyone else, calling those who are less of them losers. The only thing that needs improvement is the food they served at lunch.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 25, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm currently a Junior at Granbury High School. It's truly not as bad as people say. Last year, yeah, it was pretty bad. But most kids acted out because they did not like Mrs. Jefferies. Which in all honesty, she had good intentions but they weren't what was best or wanted by the school. The previous years though, I heard were amazing. Being in multiple activities through the school, I've always been friends with upper classmen and they all tell me how it used me be so great. Most people base their opinions on the school from last year. The only reason people didn't like the Principal, is because they had their mind set that she would suck and be nothing like Mrs. Grissom. This year though, the school is much more happy and alive. There might have been one fight, and it was small and lasted not even two seconds. Dress code violations are at a minimum. Swearing has even gone down. The only big thing our high school is still facing would be when kids get caught smoking in the bathrooms. Not pot either, just a plain old cigarette.
    Though the school isn't that bad, I still wouldn't advise for you to send your child here. It doesn't prepare you at all for college. I take AP English with Mrs. Bradshaw and I'm pretty sure that's the only class that's going to help me in the slightest for when I get to college. Her class is always organized very well and I'm always able to learn easily in there. Sure there is a lot of homework, but it's AP, it's to be expected. It can all get done though too, in less than an hour if you actually focus on it.
    In fact, the majority of graduates of our high school, end up failing out of college if they were not in the top 8%.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 25, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a former student of GHS. It is not a bad school. Students would only say that cause they are immature. The teachers are great. The principal Mrs. Jefferies, was the worst part of the school. She is gone now and was replaced by a great new principal. People think it is over crowded. It truly isn't GHS is more than capable to handle it. This is the best school I have ever seen in Texas. The students aren't allowed to show up in disrespectful clothes. All you hear from students and parents are rumors. I never seen such idiotic, slandering comments on this school when it is clearly one of the best respectable schools in Texas. The only improvement that can be made is bringing back the best principal of all Mrs. Grissom.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 25, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wow. You guys are saying all these bad things about Granbury High School and yet your still rating it 5 apples. Wow. You guys are idiots.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 18, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I go to the high school and it's terrible. It's too small for our student body, and that's without freshmen. Honestly, I don't think Jefferies is to bad of a principal, she just made a bad impression. Oh, and worst of all, if the marine veterans could see our ROTC, they would crap themselves. That's mainly where the loser reputation of our school comes from.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 29, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school has turned into a terrible moralistically driven crappy place for your child to learn.

    I've experienced the worst of it. As an AB student athlete, I am still a child. And by definition children do stupid things. I had a piece of a friend's broken calculator that I impulsively placed in a serving of pasta in the lunch line.
    They overreacted dramatically, by arresting me, charging me with a felony, suspending me for three days, and sentencing me to 45 days in alternative education. I'm not saying that what I did shouldn't have had any repercussions, but that's way over the line.
    The Principal is by far the worst principal that anyone would ever have to offer to this now intolerant school. She's changing everything based on discipline, and is trying so hard to get the TAKS score back up, but is only making things worse.
    She fired half of the staff, who knew almost all of the students, and hired a staff that couldn't care less about the psychological well being of these students.
    I moved to Mansfield after the incident, and will never return.
    She's exterminating all of the extra curricular activities that involve charity, and art. (She even made the Talent show an out of school event. She thinks it's a distraction.)
    And worst of all, SHE'S NEVER SEEN! She's referred to as the ghost principal, this school is absolutely the worst school I've ever been in, and that's saying something. I've been in Granbury Schools all my life, and I must say, the last few weeks I spent there were the worst of all...
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 26, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • do not send your kid to this school, unless you want your kid to end up with stds,drug abuse,or to be a sraight loser!!!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 10, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is ridiculus with the new principal she is wasting all of our time as a student i should know i miss our old principal this woman needs to do one of two things either step down or go back to western hills !!! i wouldnt say were losers though haha cause i go there and i dont think of myself as a loser or going to be a loser in the future just because i went there

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Granbury High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
68.6%
District:
57.6%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
31.2%
District:
30.4%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
993.0
District:
992.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
21.5
District:
21.5
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201043.0%85.0%70.0%
 
Reading Test
201073.0%98.0%92.0%
200960.0%92.0%87.0%
200825.0%89.0%84.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201094.0%94.0%90.0%
200987.0%87.0%88.0%
200880.0%80.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201075.0%75.0%74.0%
200966.0%66.0%65.0%
200863.0%63.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201079.0%79.0%74.0%
200971.0%71.0%66.0%
200866.0%66.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201096.0%96.0%93.0%
200990.0%90.0%90.0%
200888.0%88.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201096.0%95.0%93.0%
200992.0%92.0%92.0%
200888.0%88.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201094.0%94.0%89.0%
200977.0%76.0%81.0%
200878.0%78.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201096.0%96.0%91.0%
200985.0%85.0%85.0%
200881.0%81.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201099.0%99.0%98.0%
200995.0%95.0%97.0%
200895.0%95.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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