Gulf Shores High School

600 E 15th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Gulf Shores High School serves 854 students in grades 9-12.
Gulf Shores High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Gulf Shores High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Gulf Shores High School's student population of 854 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students854 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Gulf Shores High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Gulf Shores High School is 0.21, which is less 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
#326 out of 1270 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
1%
33%
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White
89%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.210.59
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Graduation Rate
87%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaldwin County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gulf Shores High School is Foley High School (7.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gulf Shores Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gulf Shores Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gulf Shores Gulf Shores Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-8 | 436 students
    0.2 miles
    450 E 15th Ave
    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    (251) 968-8719
    0.2 7-8 436
  • Gulf Shores Gulf Shores Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 1,061 student
    0.4 miles
    1600 East 3rd St
    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    (251) 968-7375
    0.4 PK-6 1,061
  • Bon Secour Swift Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 273 students
    4.6 miles
    6330 Bon Secour Hwy
    Bon Secour, AL 36511
    (251) 949-6422
    4.6 PK-6 273
  • Orange Beach Orange Beach Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 468 students
    7.2 miles
    4900 Wilson Blvd
    Orange Beach, AL 36561
    (251) 981-5662
    7.2 PK-6 468
  • Foley Foley High School Math: 40% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,753 student
    7.9 miles
    1 Pride Pl
    Foley, AL 36535
    (251) 943-2221
    7.9 9-12 1,753

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