Guntersville High School is an above average, public school located in Guntersville, AL. It has 608 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
Guntersville High School Reviews
I attended Guntersville High School in the 90s and I currently teach here. I love this school and this school system. We have always had high quality teachers, highly competitive athletic programs, and top notch fine arts opportunities for the students. My own children have graduated or will graduate from this school, as well as my husband, sister, sisters-in-law. We are a family of Wildcats! My only reservation for not giving an overall 5 star rating is, like I tell my students, there is always room for improvement. There is always some little something you can do to be better.
I graduated in 2018 from GHS and the school is okay at best. The academic aspect is lacking and there's very little structure and coordination among teachers in their departments concerning readying students for college. Most classes I took (including AP classes) I felt like I got an A+ just by breathing. The administrative staff does very little concerning major problems, and most of the time they only cared about issues in the handbook, such as dress code and phone use, during the first few weeks of school. The school's budget clearly goes into athletics, specifically football, and doesn't like to bother with developing the arts or engineering programs at the school. The only positive aspect I can recall about GHS are the few teachers that really care about their students and push them to grow. Overall, the school has potential but continues to grow in a negative direction.
The four years that I spent as an enrolled student, and later graduate, of Guntersville High School was a relatively good experience. As a person who was diagnosed with OCD while still attending high school, homework and due dates were a struggle for me to accomplish. However, the guidance counselors were very willing to listen to what I was struggling with and help me receive accommodations for these issues. The majority of teachers at this school are accommodating for their students; though some are excessively lenient on turning in assignments, in part to help some students stay on track for graduation. However, this hurts the students in the long run, due to the fact that in college, this is not an acceptable practice. Although there are forms of safety regulations in place, they are prone to malfunction. Our arts program has regained more focus in recent years but is still second-place to specific sports.