Gaithersburg High School

Gaithersburg High School serves 2,079 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Gaithersburg High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
The school district's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 2079 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,079 students
Gaithersburg High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Gaithersburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 131 teachers
Gaithersburg High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Gaithersburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Gaithersburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
9%
6%
Gaithersburg High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
41%
14%
Gaithersburg High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
27%
35%
Gaithersburg High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
20%
41%
Gaithersburg High School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Gaithersburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Gaithersburg High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.39
Gaithersburg High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
36%
38%
Gaithersburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Gaithersburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 151,295 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,981 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,200 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
207
26
Number of Students Managed 151,295 15,824
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 91% 87%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,690 MM $243 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $2,579 MM $239 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $18,981 $14,280
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $18,200 $14,036
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Regional Institute For Children & Adolescents (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gaithersburg Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gaithersburg Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GaithersburgGaithersburg Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 756 students35 North Summit Ave
    GaithersburgMD 20877
    (301)840-7136
    0.4PK-5756
  • GaithersburgSummit Hall Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 602 students101 West Deer Park Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20877
    (301)840-7127
    0.5PK-5602
  • GaithersburgGaithersburg Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 681 students2 Teachers' Way
    GaithersburgMD 20877
    (301)840-4554
    0.76-8681
  • GaithersburgWashington Grove Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 389 students8712 Oakmont St
    GaithersburgMD 20877
    (301)840-7120
    0.8PK-5389
  • GaithersburgRosemont Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 542 students16400 Alden Ave
    GaithersburgMD 20877
    (301)840-7123
    1PK-5542

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