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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Gadsden City High School is an above average, public school located in Gadsden, AL. It has 1,518 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
1917 Black Creek Parkway
Gadsden, AL 35904
Telephone
(256) 543-3614
Website

Gadsden City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1110
7 responses
Average ACT
24
114 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$30,496
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$602
National
$949
Median Home Value
$72,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Football games
    25%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Coronation
    9%
  • Pep Rallies
    9%
  • Sockhop
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,518
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,412
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,478/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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So many oppurtunities to take AP and advanced classes which is great. Some AP classes you can even duel enroll in and take college classes at your high school which makes it so easy. There is also many other programs to help those who may not want to go to college and it is good the school does not just focus on college bound students but those who are going straight into careers. They offer classes like HVAC, Cosmetology, and Machanics. The only problem I have ever had while attending here was after I switched schools one of the guidence councilors would not give me credit for some classes and never contacted the people she said she would to get it fixed, but the next year omce I had a new guidence counselor he seemed more than happy to help and got it fixed for me.
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Gadsden City High School has so much to offer. We offer one of the strongest fine arts programs. I am apart of the Gadsden City High School band and dance-line. We participated in a band competition and we brought back all 1's and our dance-line received the best dance-line award in class 4a. Opportunities are offered in academics, sports, and also fine arts. It's something for everyone at Gadsden City High School. Gadsden City provide learning opportunities to advance and prepare students to be college and career ready.
I am new to Gadsden and Gadsden City High School. It was my first and last year at the school as a senior and I have enjoyed my time at the school. The environment is enthusiastic and welcoming. The people are nice and all, but when it comes t being prepared for college their isn't much of a push towards helping students with their admissions process. They stress the ACT, but do not do much of helping students put in applications and ect. Counselors don't have much time to have one on ones with scholars because there are so many students.