GARZA INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL

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1600 CHICON ST
AUSTIN, TX 78702
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Phone: 512-414-8600
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 11th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Austin Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 122.5
  • Number Students: 245
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5354
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Linda Webb
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (17 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-04
    "Before Garza I had given up all hope of graduating. Between family issues and being held back I had given up. The teachers did all they could to make sure I not only graduated but did it with pride. I just received my BA in computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and if not for Garza I would have never had the drive or belief in myself to keep going. I want to thank all the teachers that believed in me even when I did not. Thank you Garza staff."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-24
    "Garza is amazing I was to the point of dropping out I came home one day extremely sad and wanted to give up when my mom told me I had an interview on the 3rd of April. I got accepted and went from there I have been at Garza not even a month and have completed three classes .this school is amazing. I no longer hate school and everyone is nice and we are just in there own world which helps. Thank you Garza for saving me I plan to be done in December or January:)"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-02
    "I can't even begin explaining how wonderful Garza is. Garza has saved my education. I attended Anderson high school for my whole freshman year and part of my sophomore year. They let me fall through the cracks because I was a slow learner. I soon heard about Garza. They welcomed me last year with open arms. I am now excelling in my courses. At Anderson high school they ignored I was continuously failing my Math TAKS, however I'm actually getting help with Math TAKS at Garza. Everybody at Garza is there to learn and prepare for their future. The staff is so fantastic and helpful. Garza makes me want to wake up in the morning and learn. I can't thank them enough for how much they've helped me in my journey. I love every moment of attending that school. Dr. Webb is the best principal ever!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "The faculty and staff at Garza truly care about the students. They do everything that they can to give that student the tools and confidence that he or she needs to succeed."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-08-28
    "Garza was the best thing that ever happened to me. The students, staff, everyone was working to help me graduate. What makes this school different than the others is that Garza actually cares about the students well being. I attended Bowie before I came to Garza and immediately could tell that this was the school I had been looking for. Bowie was so focused on kids getting work done they weren't able to notice how much stress they put the students through. Garza has teachers that help the students one on one work and make effort to be friends with the students. There's also a section in the building made just for students to go in a talk to someone in a private room who are having trouble in everyday life. I'm also graduating a half a semester early. I am so thankful to go to Garza."
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