Message from the Principal

April brings many changes to our area and especially school.  Students are preparing for the New Mexico Standardized State Test--The PARCC.  This assessment is an important test that is required for graduation.  All 9th, 10th and 11th graders will take this assessment in English and Math.  The teaching staff has been preparing them for this since the beginning of the 4th quarter.  Please help your student to be successful by having them at school everyday,  getting a good nights sleep and reminding them of the importance showing their best work.  Cell phones will not be allowed in the testing room.  Students are asked to keep them at home or in their locker.  Any electronics, especially cell phones in the testing room will be taken and not returned until the testing window is closed.  Cell phones or other electronic devices used by a student or kept on their person during the test may be kept by administration until the end of the school year.

Seniors have only a few weeks left until the big day...Graduation.  It is very exciting to know they have almost finished.  In order to insure they will be able to WALK for graduation they have to pass all their required courses.  That means they have to be at school everyday, participate in class and turn in all their work--ON TIME.

Incoming Freshman will be able to register within the next two weeks.  Look for more information soon.

2017 - 18 School Year School-Wide Focus

2017 School Grading Report Card.pdf

School-Wide focus 2017- 18 School Year

1 – Teachers utilize YAG, technology integration, and Marzano high-yield instructional strategies to provide high quality, engaging instruction that results in assessment and course proficiency

2 – Teachers utilize attendance, behavior, and benchmark assessment data to implement Early Warning System and specific interventions that will assure Q1 students meet course and assessment standards

3 – Staff will deliver engaging instruction that results in all students meeting 95% attendance standard and 100% graduation rate

Counseling staff will provide support services to students that minimizes impact of substance abuse issues on student attendance, behavior, and course/assessment completion rates        


The academic program is organized on a traditional seven period day with semester classes and a daily 30 minute Tier I Reading intervention period. Seven credits per semester is the maximum course load with 24 credits required for graduation. Dual enrollment classes are offered through New Mexico State University and Navajo Technical University. Honors classes are offered in English II, Biology, and Geometry. Career Technology Education pathway in Construction Technology  provides hands-on career exploration.

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School Profile

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 85 students in grades 9–12. It is located on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. 100% of students qualify for free meals. 50% of the students are classified as ELL with Navajo being the primary language spoken in the home and the community. The school opened in the fall of 2007 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2008. The school is an Apple ConnectEd school with technology support provided by Apple - teachers have MacBooks, iPads, Apple TVs; students have iPads. Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School is accredited by AdvancedEd. 

GMCS Profile

Gallup-McKinley County Schools serves approximately 12,000 students in 37 schools. Gallup-McKinley County Schools is located in McKinley County, NM. McKinley County is home to 74,098 residents in 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau. This district is the sixth-largest by enrollment in the state of New Mexico. The United States Census Bureau found that 12.2 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.6 percent of state residents. The median household income for the county was $30,780 compared to $44,886 for the state. The percentage of people below poverty level for the county was 33.6 percent while it was 19.5 percent for the state of New Mexico.


Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063