School Profile


The school profile provides summary information about the GISH student body, curricular offerings and grading system. 

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2016-17 School Profile

Type: Public, four-year (9-12) comprehensive
Size:

  • Freshmen: 665
  • Sophomores: 627
  • Juniors: 615
  • Seniors: 608
  • Total: 2,515

Demographics:

  • SES: 67%
  • ELL: 11%
  • SPED: 14%

Administration:

  • Principal: Jeff Gilbertson
  • Assistant Principals: Maggie Mintken, Greg Morrow. Cindy Wells, Ron Hester
  • Activities Director: Joe Kutlas

Guidance Services

  • Guidance Director:Dave Woods
  • Counselors:
    • A-B: Ron Moran
    • C-E: Shaun Willey
    • F-He: Julie Hehnke
    • Hf-L: Melissa
    • Luthi-Placke
    • M-N: Mindy Ulmer
    • O-Rh: Mike Mizner
    • Ri-Te: Larry Uhing
    • Tf-Z: Dave Woods

CEEB ACT Code: 280-955

NDE/NCA Accreditation:
The Nebraska Department of Education and North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement have both accredited Grand Island Senior High.

In compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, a transcript is provided for employment, financial aid or admission purposes only. The law prohibits permitting access to student records by another party without written consent of the student concerned.

School Calendar
The school day consists of 8 periods. The school year consists of two 18-week semester grading periods. Classes that meet 5 days a week grant 5 credits.

Grading Scale

  • A – 90-100%
  • B – 80-89%
  • C – 70-79%
  • D – 60-69%
  • F – Below 60% (Fail)
  • P – Non-graded course (Pass)

Graduation Requirements

  • English 40
  • Mathematics 30
  • Physical Ed 10
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30
  • Electives 100
  • Total Credits 240

Class Rank
Rank in class is determined by a strike system. All graded classes are included. Class rank is released with transcripts at the student's discretion.

  • Grades - AP Courses - Regular Courses
  • A - 5.00 - 4.00
  • B - 4.00 - 3.00
  • C - 3.00 - 2.00
  • D - 2.00 - 1.00
  • F - 0.00 - 0.00

Note: When ten students are tied for #1, the next student ranks #11.

Class of 2016 Ethnicity Profile

  • Total graduates in Class of 2016: 561
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 4 (0.7%)
  • Asian: 8 (1.4%)
  • Black or African American: 18 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic: 265 (47.2%)
  • White: 266 (47.4%)

GPA Distribution
GPA is computed by the school management software, Infinite Campus. All graded courses are included in the GPA. Pass/Fail courses do not compute.

  • Class of  - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
  • Top 25%* - 3.53 - 3.55 - 3.52 - 3.47 - 3.45
  • Top 50% - 2.92 - 2.94 - 2.90 - 2.85 - 2.90
  • Top 75% - 2.29 - 2.33 - 2.30 - 2.35 - 2.34

* Example: 25% of Class of 2016 had GPA 3.45 and above

ACT Mean Composite

  • Class  -- 2011-12 -- 2012-13 -- 2013-14 -- 2014-15 -- 2015-16
  • Local -- 21.2 -- 20.7 -- 20.6 -- 20.7 -- 20.6
  • Nebraska -- 22.0 -- 21.5 -- 21.7 -- 21.5 -- 21.4
  • National -- 21.1 -- 20.9 -- 21.0 -- 21.0 -- 20.8
  • % Tested -- 61% -- 62% -- 60% -- 52% -- 51%

Post High School Plans

  • Class of - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
  • 4-year college - 43% - 40% - 32% - 34% - 36%
  • 2-year college - 37% - 33% - 33% - 37% - 35%
  • Military service - 3% - 6% - 5% - 4% - 5%
  • Employment - 17% - 21% - 28% - 25% - 24%

2015-16 Core Curriculum and Transcript Codes
(AP) - Advanced Placement (*weighted grade)
(CCC) - Central Community College dual credit
(H) - Honors
(•) - NCAA approved

Communicative Arts
• English I
• English I Honors
• English II
• English II Honors
• English III
• English IV
• ELA Comp CCC
• Literature CCC
• ELA Writing Research CCC
• AP English Lit Comp*
• AP English Language Comp*
• Speech CCC
• American Literature CCC
• AP Computer Science*

World Languages
• French (four years)
• Chinese (four years)
• Spanish (four years)
• Spanish for Native Speakers

Mathematics
• Algebra Beginning
• Geometry
• Geometry Honors
• Algebra Advanced
• Algebra Advanced Honors
• Pre-Calculus
• Pre Calculus Honors
• AP Calculus AB*
• AP Calculus BC*
• Prob & Stats GISH
• Stats Prob Applied CCC
• Math College Algebra GISH
• Math College Algebra CCC
Career Math

Social Studies
• American History
• AP US History*
• World History
• AP World History*
• World History CCC
• American Government
• AP Government*
• American Government CCC
• Economics
• College Macroeconomics CCC
• AP Macroeconomics*
• AP Microeconomics*
• Psychology I
• Sociology

Science
• Physical Science
• Biology I
• Chemistry I
• Chemistry I Honors
• SCI Astronomy
• Physics
• Anatomy/Physiology
• Environmental Science
• AP Chemistry*
• AP Biology*
• AP Physics 1*

Extended curriculum
GISH extended curriculum includes a variety of courses in AFROTC, Business, FCS, Fine Arts, Medical, Technology and Physical Education.

Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit (CCC) and Honors Courses

  • AP classes: 13
  • Dual Credit CCC (core courses): 11
  • Honors courses: 6

Alternative Opportunities

GISH Online
Assigned Independent Study allows students to take core courses individually. Students work on-site with accredited instructors on a personalized learning plan.

AFJROTC
This partnership with the United States Air Force comprises studies in aerospace science and leadership education.

Ombudsman
GIPS contracts with Ombudsman to provide an off-site educational experience for at-risk students.

Success Academy
Success is an off-site educational setting serving students in grades 6-12 offering a personalized alternative to traditional classrooms.

Career Pathways Institute
CPI consists of a number of career education tracks students can take to earn dual credit and/or professional certifications.