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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Gaithersburg High School is an above average, public school located in Gaithersburg, MD. It has 2,380 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
101 Education Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone
(301) 284-4500
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Gaithersburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1130
349 responses
Average ACT
25
75 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$85,773
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,634
National
$949
Median Home Value
$380,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Mr. Gaithersburg
    18%
  • Sporting events
    17%
  • Talent Shows
    12%
  • Musicals
    8%
  • Seasonal Concerts
    6%
  • Plays
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,380
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 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
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses
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Besides the math department, I would say every other academic department is very good. Gaithersburg High School offers an amazing science program called Project Lead the Way, as well as rigorous AP courses. The teachers I have had throughout my high school are superb, and I have made a lot of hardworking friends who are passionate about their future. I am actively involved in different clubs, as I am also the president of the National Honor Society and the Asian American Awareness Association, and sports. I would say our school has a healthy diversity in the student body, and one of the most school spirit in the state!
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I love the diversity at this school! It is an inclusive atmosphere and there are amazing, supportive teachers who are passionate and engaging.
I am a senior at Gaithersburg High School, and I have really enjoyed my time here. Gaithersburg has really prepared me for college with AP and honors classes, dual enrollment, very good teachers, and the college/career center. However, you have to be proactive in order to suceed like I was. All the resources for success are available at Gaithersburg, but you have to use them, they will not come to you. The academics, diversity, facilities, and sports I'd say are the strongest aspects of Gaithersburg, and I'd say the counseling department, administration, and lack of clubs outside of sports could be improved.