The student population of 1825 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School (2007)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Total Students||1,825 students|
|Gender %||50% Male / 50%Female|
|Total Classroom Teachers||106 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The district's student population of 24,198 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 98% over five years.
|School District Name||Huntsville City School District|
|Number of Schools
|Number of Students Managed||24,198||2,979|
|District Total Revenue||$234 MM||$29 MM|
|District Spending||$263 MM||$31 MM|
|District Revenue / Student||$10,074||$9,620|
|District Spending / Student||$11,352||$10,180|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
- Virgil I. Grissom High School is a public 9th through 12th grade high school in Huntsville, Alabama. It is known academically as one of Alabama's finest public high schools.
- The high school's building is well-known for having no windows. This was changed, however, with the addition of a new science wing in 1997. This added about 5 windows to the school. Grissom's building is divided into "pods", lettered A-H on the first floor and AA-HH on the second. The building itself follows a roughly octagonal format. Students jokingly refer to the school as "Grissom Penitentiary" because of the symmetric design.
- Grissom is also home to many productive sports teams.The school also has numerous social, academic, and athletic organizations, or clubs.
- Academically, the school has had much success. Grissom's math teams and academic team are among the best in the state of Alabama, and they have also earned national recognition.
- The school is named for astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom, and its mascot is affectionately called "Gus." Gus Grissom was nearly drowned during a space capsule retrieval in the Pacific Ocean when the hatches prematurely opened following explosive bolt actuation. He was killed in the Apollo 1 fire at Cape Kennedy on January 27, 1967. It is unfortunate that his death has been so controversal having followed his whistleblower type activities.
- School Location Miles Students Grades
HuntsvilleWeatherly Heights Elementary School
1307 Canstatt Dr
Huntsville, AL 35803
(256)428-74601.4 mi | 546 students | Gr. PK-5
HuntsvilleWhitesburg Middle School
107 Sanders Rd
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256)428-77801.9 mi | 835 students | Gr. PK-9
HuntsvilleWhitesburg Elementary School
6810 Whitesburg Dr
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256)428-75201.9 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-5
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