Gaithersburg High School

Gaithersburg High School serves 2,004 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Gaithersburg High School operates within the Montgomery County Public s School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 2004 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,004 students
Gaithersburg High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
Gaithersburg High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Gaithersburg High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 0.82. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Gaithersburg High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
6%
Gaithersburg High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
37%
11%
Gaithersburg High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
26%
37%
Gaithersburg High School Black (1989-2012)
White
22%
43%
Gaithersburg High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Gaithersburg High School Sch Ethnicity Gaithersburg High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.74 0.82
Gaithersburg High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
32%
35%
Gaithersburg High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Gaithersburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 146,459 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Montgomery County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
203
28
Number of Students Managed 146,459 16,752
Montgomery County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
Montgomery County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
Montgomery County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Elementary School
    35 North Summit Ave
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7136
    0.4  mi  |  654  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Summit Hall Elementary School
    101 West Deer Park Rd
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7127
    0.5  mi  |  537  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Middle School
    2 Teachers' Way
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-4554
    0.7  mi  |  656  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gaithersburg Washington Grove Elementary School
    8712 Oakmont St
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7120
    0.8  mi  |  394  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Rosemont Elementary School
    16400 Alden Ave
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7123
    1  mi  |  522  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Gaithersburg, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.76, which is higher than the Maryland average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Gaithersburg is Goshen Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.