I am an alumni. 10 years ago I would have given Gateway a 5. When I attended there it was the best thing for me. As a teen suffering with anxiety and depression I had incredible support from the staff and counseling department. Their drama department was exceptional. Art programs were exceptional. English and science departments were exceptional and they had an AP psychology program that sent me to college miles ahead of everyone else. Hearing people bad mouth my school always hurt me because it was my family. But... I have been there since. Multiple times for professional reasons. And all the teachers I knew have left -- for good reasons. The academics are not what they once were and my sister who graduated two years ago was miserable every day. She wanted to speak to counselors and they turned her away. She suffered deeply from depression due to bullying and they said she was faking to get out of class. There were days she didn't want to go to school because the administration was so rude to her. The only peace she found was in orchestra class. That instructor was good to her and the 3 stars are his. This is not the Gateway it was 10 years ago.
Gateway High School is a public high school in Aurora. 1,665 students attend Gateway High School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 57% of the 1,665 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gateway High School is 18:1. Overland High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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The ups are that's the school has goods students. Very kind students I should say. The downs that are badly affecting the student to my opinion are most of the staff. The staff is terrible. Especially the IB coordinators they have no respect and care for their students. They only care about theirselves. Another problem about this school crowded hallways. My son complained about being late to class 4 times in a row because his teacher refused to dismiss the class early enough to go to his next class. Instead they were dismissed on time causing them to get stuck in hallway traffic! That's just ridiculous!
I'm a new student at this school and I strongly hate everything about Gateway High School. All the students are on drugs and are just nasty people. There is a lot of gang activity and violence. The teachers influence this behavior and there is no discipline or rules enforced. I came from a school that had more students and it still functioned better and had better academics.
Gateway has it's drama indeed but it doesn't mean that people aren't there for each other. The staff at Gateway not only do their best to teach but to be their and support the students as well as they can. I think that the experience you get from being a student attending that school all depends on what you do. It's very easy to ge good grades and have fun and have a good life but it's also very easy to get ivolved in drama. Not all people have problems with spelling or grammer because I am a student attending Gateway High School Currently.
Drama! thats how i can discibe it. they don't even teach write stuf itz so anoyin. This is how most of the students from Gateway will end up spelling. Don't attend this school it is teribble and trust me I went there.
It is sick to read about how some parents put down a school. If they would take more time with there children and there activities and show more support they may realize these educators don't have such an easy job. I have had two daughters graduate from Gateway and I'm one parent who will support this school for many years to come.I suggest to you parents who can only complain is get involved more with your children.
I love Gateway great school great staff very good education. This school is ahead of other APS schools.
Next time a news letter comes home with your student look very carefully at it. It will be full of bad grammer mispelled words and bad punctuation marks. This news letter is written by the teachers who teach our kids. unbeleivable!!!
I have two children who graduated from Gateway and one who just finished his freshman year there. I really like this school. I don't understand the most recent review about the school not being aware that her daughter wasn't attending classes. I receive phone calls when my son is tardy or absent every single time. Plus if you use parent portal you can have almost immediate information about your child's attendance and progress. I love the level of communication from the district and from Gateway (email phone and twitter) and feel like I have many avenues to monitor my son's progress. I have found all of his teachers to be supportive and encouraging. I am very proud to have my children go to this school.
I have five children and only two have attended Gateway. My daughter wasn't even attending class and they weren't aware for almost two months. She has since dropped out. The principal appears uninvolved at the student level. She wants to focus more on following guidelines and regulations versus the success of the child. Being a predominately minority school why are there few teachers of color? We choose to apply for out of district choice or to move rather than have our children attend this school.
I love Gateway...I work in a different district and am asked all the time why I don't have my kids in the same district I work in. It's because of the administration and staff at Gateway. I've known the principal for several years at middle school and high school levels. I'm totally pleased with the way she runs the building. Overall the teachers seem like a good lot; some of them I have little patience with but that is easily put down to a difference in personalities/ideas. I'm confident that my children will graduate from there with the best that Aurora has to offer -- of course...it is Aurora but that's another story!
I love Gateway! They provide a way for students to be prepared for college by offering dual credit enrollment at CCA. Gateway gives students awesome and great opportunities to succeed. You get what you put in. Its an excellent educational institution. It is filled with a great diverse student population making the Gateway HighSchool community an outstanding place!
Gateway's administration is truly horrific. The kids are just kids and the teaching staff is great but they get pitted against each other by a cold and calculating admin. team. New teachers be advised...working there was a huge mistake.
If your child is struggling at Gateway perhaps you need to spend more time monitoring your kids academics. My freshman daughter was struggling initially but once I learned I could monitor her thru Gateways website and there was transparency..her grades shot up because she knew I was monitoring her everyday!! went from a failing grad
The teachers at the school care. What you have to know is that it is not the teachers responsibility to tell th[e kids to bring their books home to study Parents do your job! This school has a whole lot of issues that the teachers deal with;the administration is very poor! Things change all the time nothing is constant. So my final word is..teachers care and administration is horrid.
books need to come home on a regular basis teachers are not will to go the extra mile unless they are of a sports team. children need to be help and shown the right things to do especially when you have parents who are trying to the educational system. edudication is the key to future plans of life. gateway you need to stand out and tall to your students. a course some are going to need more help than others that why you became a teacher so you can help the children. and it would not help to listen to the students...
As a parent of 3 Gateway graduates I was extremely pleased with the education they received. They have all 3 graduated from college and are successful in their chosen fields. The teachers were always caring and easy to work with. Principals on the other hand not so much but know the teachers and staff care!
This school needs a lot done to it the halls are over crowded the teachers don't show they care and they should get more interesting clubs!
My 2 daughters graduated from Gateway and received a wonderful education. They got what they put in to it. Both were accepted to universities and are performing well. Gateway was an excellent high school where all kinds of students are accepted. The current principal was an outstanding teacher for my oldest daughter and the teaching staff is very good.
I just started attending Gateway High School after leaving my other school as a 10th grader. The school has a strange system comparied to my other school because I am only taking 7 classes while at the other I took 9 classes all year and actually took electives that I wanted not that they wanted. The school is very small and some halls get really stuffed with kids that no one can get by. They dont allow you off campus unless you have a principles pass the lunch lines are so long sometimes people dont get their lunchs till its almost over. The lockers are slipt in half one on the bottom one on top and this doesnt help to have much locker space. The teachers are very nice but I have to say I dont like the school...