School Details

Galt High School

145 North Lincoln Way, Galt, CA 95632
(209) 745-3081
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 1492 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Galt Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Galt Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Galt Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Galt High School is a public high school in Galt. The principal of Galt High School is Charles Howell and can be contacted at chowell@ghsd.k12.ca.us. 1,492 students attend Galt High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 10% of the Galt High School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 1,492 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Galt High School is 20:1. Estrellita Continuation High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 48%
Unspecified 4% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 2283%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 46%
Limited English proficiency 10% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Based on my past experience I wouldn't suggest this school to anyone. I bounced around a lot during my High School years due to some issues in home life and a lot to do with the schools I was attending. GHS was probably the worst of my High School experience. I started here as a freshman and left before my first year was up. The teachers were clueless the staff was negligent and the students were unruly. The bulk of my negative experience was that my teachers simply didn't care about their jobs (or so it seemed). I was bored more often than not and if it wasn't a lack in stimulation that lulled my interest it was the teachers apathy to their students taking advantage of the lack of structure. This was in 2004 it's surely possible that there have been improvements since but I highly doubt it.

  • (2 years ago)

    class of 2002 teachers teachers teachers that's what makes a school I had great teachers the first two years there I got A's and B's then came my Jr and Sr years my teachers didn't care they were not hands on lazy at best. I also know we the kids need something to do in Galt on our down time from school so we can keep our heads on strait and not get into trouble It is Galt

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a graduate of GHS in 2001. This school was beyond disappointing for its students. I achieved state-wide test scores in the 99th percentile but its academic involvement for kids that are capable of scholastic aptitude is spotty at best. Sometimes you will get a teacher that is fantastic and involved and provides excellent educational experiences. More often than that teachers are poorly chosen and the curriculum they provide is sub-par. Ten years later my little brother graduates and the system is still struggling with the same problems lacks luster in the same areas and you are still lucky LUCKY if you get a teacher that actually bothers to educate. I would rather move than let my child attend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    i LOVE GHS!!! some of the teachers are a pain but they do it so we can be successful in the future!!! we have great teachers for the advance classes and for the regular classes as well the teachers help alot but it is about the student wanting to help out as well!! i mean it has to be a great school to have survived 100 years!!! yeeee CLASS OF 2012!!! (;

  • (4 years ago)

    The School is fine in teaching material but the school lacks disipline.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a student and I don't think teachers work hard enough to help students. There is no comunication between teacher student and parent. I think that regular meetings shoul be schedule in particular with students with low test scores.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a grandparent of four grads and two current GHS students. I have been very impressed with the new principal. He seems to be everywhere! Out in the classrooms checking on subs at many extracurricular events club fundraisers and including a Saturday two hours away in Yuba City to support the marching band in competition! He obviously realizes that hanging out in the office is NOT the way to know what is going on in your school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wow where do I start. Be very involved in your childs education or your child will get lost in the system. My child has failed the same class 3 times and never recieved notice until report cards. I have a school loop account and email the teacher with no response for a meeting emailed the counselor twice still no response for a meeting. Administration does not care and your lucky if you get a great teacher at this school. Very crowded. May be that will change when new high school in Galt is opened. BEWARE PARENTS!

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student at Galt High School and i have found it to be extremely hard to work with some teachers. I travel all over the country showing horses and some of the teachers just won't give me a break with time to make up work. Some of my teachers last year were great but others just made my life so hard. I had a teacher who told me i had to turn in my make up work within 2 days after i had just been gone 2 weeks for a long horse show. What made it even harder was that it wasn't something i could learn alone. It was in my advanced math class. The book we had didn't give us sufficient examples for us to really learn the material. when i told my teacher this she told me that i should have learned with the class.

  • (7 years ago)

    Galt high is place where we all can be oursel;ves yet with the strict rules and stupid requirement things get hard. With the incoming freshman the school is packed. there are so many kids everywhere you turn. The only satisfactory I get coming to school each and every day is drama!

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe galt high is one of the most educated & spirited schools in california

  • (10 years ago)

    Too crowded my daughter was sitting on the floor of her science class halfway through her sophomore year due to the severe overcrowding.

  • (10 years ago)

    Galt high is too crowded the school should hold 1 000 kids and it has over 2 000 kids. They have added portables but no bathrooms or library. It just seems there is more drama between the kids then there is academics the standards seem so low.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our daughter is a sophomore here and so far we have had mixed experiences with Galt H.S. Some of her teachers have worked hard to motivate her but others have not been as effective in the classroom with diverse students' needs. We are also a little concerned with the turnover of teachers and administrators. Some extracurricular activities require an inordinate amount of time after school and on weekends and don't seem to help students direct their focus academically as much as they could be doing.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent with a freshman to attend the High School this year I have to say I am very worried. The school lacks in organization and communication to the parents. I registered my student for summer school through his counselor and was not made aware that he didn't get registered for summer school until the first day of summer school when we stood in a line for an hour and a half for nothing which made me late for work. Upon arriving at the school August 13th for new school year orientation in an effort to receive the class schedule I found myself standing in another long line when I needed to be at work. I have no bus schedule or other pertinent information that should have been sent to me in the mail. They want parent support but parents are not getting all info needed to better support them.

  • (10 years ago)

    Galt High School is a terrible learning environment with overcrowding lack of quality teachers and administrators and public distrust of the school board. It is a state monitored high school which means due to low test scores the state now monitors it and if the low test scores continue the state of California takes over the school district. My oldest child has attended school at Galt since her freshman year but my other two children will NOT be attending school there. My child will finish out her Sr. year at Galt against my better judgement. I will excercise my right to have my other children attend high school elsewhere due to Galt High School's status as a state monitored institution. The learning environment at Galt High is not conducive.

  • (10 years ago)

    Galt High is a great school in that there is less violece than most. However Galt High School is ranked well below basic I believe that most teachers should not be at fault for this. The students just don't try on the state test because they do not receive a grade for it. Overall Galt is a good school since they hired a new principal everthing is improving.

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