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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
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.
Address
14227 Highway 431 South
Guntersville, AL 35976
Telephone
(256) 582-2046
Website
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Guntersville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1040
7 responses
Average ACT
25
99 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$42,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$566
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Wildcat Week
    28%
  • Ballgames/proms/plays/shows
    25%
  • Sports
    25%
  • Homecoming Week
    16%
  • Band Competition
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
608
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,819
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,045/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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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.
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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.