Gaithersburg High School

  • Gaithersburg High School serves 2,235 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the MD average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Gaithersburg High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
  • Montgomery County School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2235 students has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 147 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,235 students
Gaithersburg High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Gaithersburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 147 teachers
Gaithersburg High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Gaithersburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 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 15:1 16:1
Gaithersburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
8%
6%
Gaithersburg High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
45%
15%
Gaithersburg High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
26%
35%
Gaithersburg High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
18%
40%
Gaithersburg High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
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Gaithersburg High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Gaithersburg High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.70 0.39
Gaithersburg High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
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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.
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Gaithersburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Montgomery County School District's student population of 153,776 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 87% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,583 is higher than the state average of $17,158. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,800 is less than the state average of $17,002. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
206
28
Number of Students Managed 153,776 17,887
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 91% 84%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $2,765 MM $307 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $2,499 MM $304 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $18,583 $17,158
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $16,800 $17,002
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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