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Gaithersburg High School
  • Public
  • GAITHERSBURG, MD

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B minus
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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Gaithersburg High School is an above average, public school located in GAITHERSBURG, MD. It has 2,397 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1130
470 responses
Average ACT
25
93 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$91,845
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,754
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$413,500
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 52 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 215 responses
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Mr. Gaithersburg
    15%
  • Talent Shows
    11%
  • Musicals
    8%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Plays
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,397
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 63 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 63 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 82 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 82 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,250 / year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 87 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 87 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 87 responses

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