Results: Academic & Athletic

  • Academics

     
    (April 27th, 2021) -- A U.S. News & World Report story ranked Gateway College Preparatory School among the top 100 high schools in Texas and top 10 high schools in the Austin metro area for 2021.

    Placing 87th in the state and 10th in the Austin metro area, Gateway College Prep has a graduation rate of nearly 100%. In addition, Gateway’s math and reading proficiency rates are 94%, and 95%, respectively. 100% of the graduating seniors took an Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with over 50% passing at least one exam. 

    Overall, Gateway College Preparatory School scored 96.42%. In determining its rankings, U.S. News and World Report considered many factors, including college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

     
    (April 6th, 2021) -- The Children at Risk organization ranked Gateway College Preparatory School among the top 10 high schools in the Central Texas area.

    Placing 9th overall, Gateway College Prep has a graduation rate of nearly 100%. In addition, Gateway’s math and reading proficiency rates are 94%, and 95%, respectively. 100% of the graduating seniors took an Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with over 50% passing at least one exam. 

    In determining its rankings, the Children at Risk organization evaluates schools based on the Student Achievement Index, Campus Performance Index, Growth Index, and College Readiness Index. You can read more about the project at www.texasschoolguide.org.

    (August 27th, 2020) -- A U.S. News & World Report story ranked Gateway College Preparatory School among the top 10 high schools in the Austin area for 2020.

    Placing 10th overall, and 5th among charter high schools, Gateway College Prep has a graduation rate of nearly 100%. In addition, Gateway’s math and reading proficiency rates are 94%, and 95%, respectively. 100% of the graduating seniors took an Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with over 50% passing at least one exam. 

    Overall, Gateway College Preparatory School scored 96.42%. In determining its rankings, U.S. News and World Report considered many factors, including college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

    (April 27th, 2020) -- A U.S. News & World Report story ranked Gateway College Preparatory School among the top 100 high schools in Texas for 2020.

    Placing 87th in the state, Gateway College Prep has a graduation rate of nearly 100%. In addition, Gateway’s math and reading proficiency rates are 94%, and 95%, respectively. 100% of the graduating seniors took an Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with over 50% passing at least one exam. 

    Overall, Gateway College Preparatory School scored 96.42%. In determining its rankings, U.S. News and World Report considered many factors, including college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

    (May 5, 2019) -- The U.S. News & World Report ranked Gateway College Prep School among the top 100 high schools in Texas for 2019.

    This year’s rankings again recognized many open-enrollment charter schools in Texas.  In addition to the national list, US News also puts out a Top 100 Texas Public High Schools. Public charter schools took 35 of the Top 100 spots! A great accomplishment when you consider that we only make up 6 percent of public schools in Texas.

    In determining its rankings, U.S. News and World Report considers many factors, including college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.

    Open-enrollment public charter schools continue to make great progress in preparing Texas students for life. The Texas Charter Schools Association is incredibly proud of the 35 public charter schools that have earned their spot in the Top 100 Public High Schools in the Lone Star State. 

    In 2018, Orenda Charter School District, with its five total campuses in Central Texas, received an “A” rating in overall performance by the Texas Education Agency’s new “A-F” grading system initiated this year. Locally, Gateway College Prep School, a K-12 school campus serving more than 1,300 students, earned a “Met Standard” rating while earning six out of seven “distinctions.”  The school earned an overall score of 95.  Gateway Tech High School, also operating in Georgetown, offers a daily, 4-hour blended learning academic program for grades 9-12 only. That school earned a “Met Alternative Standard” with an overall score of 92.

    In a 2015 report on “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” conducted by and published in the Washington Post, Gateway College Preparatory School was ranked 77th in the U.S., 27th in Texas and number 2 in the greater Austin area. The report (see link) ranked schools in the nation based on a ratio of the number of college credit exams (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education) taken at a high school each year compared to the number of graduating seniors.

    Compared to the closest 65 traditional public schools near our campus, only 7 schools received a better rating than Gateway Prep.

    In a September 1, 2014 Dallas Morning News article on the Texas public school academic accountability ratings, the Orenda Charter School District was listed as one of the top 25 public school districts in Texas (traditional and charter school districts combined with at least 1,000 students) that significantly exceeded state averages in student academic growth.

    Another significant achievement, and one of which we are very proud, is that our boys are performing just as well as our girls academically and, in many subjects, exceeding our girls. This is a significant development because in America the trend has been that boys are not doing as well as our girls in school.

    Today, women outpace men in college enrollment by a ratio of 1.4 to 1 and the gap has been growing for well over a decade. Research shows that schools like Gateway Prep, with high expectations and stronger academic climates for both genders, can be a difference maker for boys. In other words, boys are better prepared and more likely to be college ready if they attend a secondary school that only offers college level core courses.

     

  • Athletics Accolades

    Our flagship Gateway College Preparatory School, located in Georgetown, is a member of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), and the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL). Below are some of our athletic achievements. The Austin American Statesman annual George Breazeale Cup recognizes the most successful high school athletic programs in the greater Austin area that are members of the UIL regardless of UIL enrollment classification. There are approximately seventy (70) high schools in the area ranked by the Statesman each year.

    SY 2019 -2020

    Gateway Prep ranked #35 in the COVID pandemic shortened UIL season Breazeale Cup rankings. Had the season been completed both our highly ranked baseball team and softball teams would have made the playoffs and raised our score. Over ten athletes signed to play in college.

    SY 2018 – 2019
    Gateway Prep ranked #36 in the Breazeale Cup standings. The boys’ basketball team came in 2nd place in 3A District 25 with a 23- 8 record. Our baseball team was ranked as high as #15 in UIL 3A and advanced to the regional quarter finals. Our boy’s lacrosse team qualified for the THSLL playoffs for the first time in school history and advanced to the second round. We had a boy swimmer and boy golfer compete in the UIL state championships, and girl pole vaulter ranked #1 in UIL 3A statewide.

    SY 2017 - 2018
    Gateway Prep ranked #26 in the Breazeale Cup standings. Boys baseball, for the second consecutive year, was UIL 3A Region 4 Champions and played in the UIL final four state championship at the Dell Diamond. Girls soccer was 4A Region 4 Bi-District Champions. The boys’ basketball team qualified for the UIL playoffs for the first time in school history. Girls volleyball was in the UIL playoff. We had a girl swimmer and girl pole vaulter compete in the UIL state track championships.

    SY 2016 - 2017
    Gateway Prep ranked #34 in the Breazeale Cup standings. Boys baseball was UIL 3A Region 4 Champions and played in the UIL final four state championship at the Dell Diamond. Girls volleyball was in the UIL playoffs. We had a girl track sprinter compete in the UIL state track championships.

    SY 2015 – 2016
    Boys baseball was UIL 3A District 25 champions, and girls’ volleyball made the UIL playoffs. We had a boy’s pole vaulter compete in the UIL state track championship.

    SY 2014-2015
    We had a boy's swim relay team compete in the UIL state swim championships.

Two female students holding plaque
group of math pentathalon winners
photo of robotics team members
Male students holding two paintings
Four swimmers with arms around each other
Female sprinter running on track
Two baseball players wearing medals
dance team winners
Three pole vaulter girls at District Meet