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Virgil Grissom High School
  • Public
  • Huntsville, AL

Report Card

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

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Virgil Grissom High School is a highly rated, public school located in Huntsville, AL. It has 1,803 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

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Virgil Grissom High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1300
51 responses
Average ACT
27
325 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$55,305
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$827
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$182,900
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 33 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
  • Musicals
    21%
  • Athletic games (football, basketball, baseball)
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    18%
  • Band Everything
    7%
  • Soccer, football, baseball/softball games are fun.
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,803
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,424
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 50 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,328 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 56 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 56 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 56 responses

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