Gadsden City High School

1917 Black Creek Parkway
Gadsden, AL 35904
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Gadsden City High School serves 1,524 students in grades 9-12.
Gadsden City High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Gadsden City High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Gadsden City High School's student population of 1,524 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

Gadsden City High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Gadsden City High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#909 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
12%
8%
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Black
46%
33%
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White
40%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.620.59
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Graduation Rate
86%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGadsden City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gadsden City High School is Gadsden City Alternative School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sansom Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Floyd Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gadsden Floyd Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
    0.3 miles
    601 Black Creek Rd
    Gadsden, AL 35904
    (256) 546-0836
    0.3 PK-5 323
  • Gadsden Sansom Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 398 students
    0.4 miles
    2210 W Meighan Blvd
    Gadsden, AL 35904
    (256) 546-4992
    0.4 6-8 398
  • Gadsden Mitchell Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 353 students
    1.1 miles
    1501 Noccalula Rd
    Gadsden, AL 35904
    (256) 546-2711
    1.1 K-5 353
  • Gadsden Gadsden City Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    1.4 miles
    607 S 12th St
    Gadsden, AL 35901
    (256) 547-5446
    1.4 6-12 n/a
  • Gadsden Therapeutic Academic Program Alternative School
    Grades: 1-5
    1.4 miles
    201 College St
    Gadsden, AL 35902
    (256) 549-2961
    1.4 1-5 n/a

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