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Report Card

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

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600 E 15th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Welcome to Gulf Shores High School

As a four-year high school, Gulf Shores High School community is committed to fostering a safe and nurturing environment in which all students can achieve their greatest potential in every endeavor. We are dedicated to developing confident, well-rounded, life-long learners ready to become productive individual contributors and the leaders of tomorrow.

GSHS provides courses and a rigorous college preparatory program for its academically diverse students. In a supportive environment that promotes respect and responsibility, students also develop through a rich performing and creative arts program and a wide variety of extracurricular and athletic activities.

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Gulf Shores High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1290
8 responses
Average ACT
25
221 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

STEAM Capstone Project

A STEAM Capstone Project affords a student an opportunity to collaborate with a mentor or work independently to pursue a project that applies science, technology, engineering design, arts, and math to the real world in an area of interest to the student.

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$53,476
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$243,100
National
$217,500

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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
  • Football games and soccer games.
    31%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Sports events in which I participate
    14%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Pep rally's
    3%

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Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
874
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 28 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,303 / year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 27 responses

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