Gadsden City High School

Public 9-12

 1917 Black Creek Parkway
       Gadsden, AL  35904


(256) 543-3614

District: Gadsden City

SchoolDigger Rank:
172nd of 371 Alabama High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,701 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6
Number of students:  1,333

Racial breakdown:

African American:
46.6%
White:
32.4%
Hispanic:
18.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 27, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Gadsden City High School ranks better than 53.6% of high schools in Alabama. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Gadsden City High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (46.6%), White (32.4%), Hispanic (18.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gadsden City High School is 13.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gadsden City High School is $10,701.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Gadsden City High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gadsden City High School 172nd of 371 Alabama public high schools. (See Gadsden City High School in the ranking list.)

Gadsden City:

SchoolDigger ranks Gadsden City 95th of 132 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gadsden City High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 25.84 315th 359 12.3%
2009 31.18 293rd 357 17.9%
2010 29.22 300th 358 16.2%
2011 28.17 308th 360 14.4%
2012 27.66 305th 358 14.8%
2013 36.06 309th 358 13.7%
2014 52.59 162nd 358 54.7%
2015 36.88 233rd 353 34.0%
2016 34.69 226th 351 35.6%
2017 39.66 201st 353 43.1%
2018 33.64 251st 356 29.5%
2019 53.78 175th 366 52.2%
2021 48.11 172nd 371 53.6%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.8)
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by a parent
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Open Quote -AP program is great
-Career tech, medical internship and health sciences are wonderful. Also, vocational schools in cosmotolgy, automotive, heating and cooling plus more make it attainable for all to get training to ensure thier futures.
-the experience to enjoy a blend of many multicultural and diverse backgrounds working together as a unified body. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Open Quote This school has the best academics (AP Program) for my children. I am thankful for this academics offered by this school! It is the best around! There is NO doubt my children will be well prepared for college. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Open Quote My children received an excellent education through the gadsden city school system. Our daughter went to college with full academic scholarship and our 17 yr old is poised to do the same next year. I credit the gadsden city schools. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Open Quote I have had two children attend Gadsden City High. They both received an excellent education, taking advantage of their large number of A.P. Classes, giving them a leg up preparing for college. Both participated in their excellent band program. My wife and I could not have been happier with GCHS! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 2, 2017

Open Quote The school offers more academic options than many colleges. The school offers vocational training in a number of industrial disciplines. The school provides an extensive AP program and duel enrollment program. The school offers many extracurricular activities and social organizations. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gadsden City High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 536 864 14 61 4 n/a n/a 1 1480
2008 564 883 17 65 5 n/a n/a 0 1534
2009 542 899 19 59 16 n/a n/a 0 1535
2010 527 967 21 79 10 n/a n/a 0 1604
2011 525 958 20 88 7 0 0 0 1598
2012 536 877 20 92 6 0 4 0 1535
2013 587 841 23 105 6 0 13 0 1575
2014 589 820 21 112 4 0 13 0 1559
2015 594 783 20 120 4 0 14 0 1535
2016 576 782 16 126 5 1 12 0 1518
2017 608 724 15 137 3 0 14 0 1501
2018 617 695 14 176 4 0 18 0 1524
2019 579 689 16 207 5 0 16 0 1512
2020 517 629 16 233 6 0 16 0 1417
2021 432 621 15 251 5 0 9 0 1333

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Gadsden City High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 1480 n/a n/a 57.6
2008 1534 100.3 15.3 55.9
2009 1535 95.9 15.9 64.8
2010 1604 85.8 18.6 67.3
2011 1598 90.8 17.5 71.6
2012 1535 93.3 16.4 70.8
2013 1575 94.8 16.6 64.6
2014 1559 92.8 16.7 73.1
2015 1535 91.0 16.8 63.1
2016 1518 92.0 16.5 61.5
2017 1501 92.1 16.2 63
2018 1524 96.4 15.8 58.9
2019 1512 97.4 15.5 48.8
2020 1417 98.2 14.4 57.9
2021 1333 97.9 13.6 59.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Gadsden City High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 1480 n/a n/a 57.6
2008 1534 100.3 15.3 55.9
2009 1535 95.9 15.9 64.8
2010 1604 85.8 18.6 67.3
2011 1598 90.8 17.5 71.6
2012 1535 93.3 16.4 70.8
2013 1575 94.8 16.6 64.6
2014 1559 92.8 16.7 73.1
2015 1535 91.0 16.8 63.1
2016 1518 92.0 16.5 61.5
2017 1501 92.1 16.2 63
2018 1524 96.4 15.8 58.9
2019 1512 97.4 15.5 48.8
2020 1417 98.2 14.4 57.9
2021 1333 97.9 13.6 59.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Gadsden City High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,038 (9.7%) $9,632 (90.0%) $10,701

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Gadsden City High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 175th of 366 High schoolsRanks 172nd of 371 High schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
End of Course Mathematics (Gadsden City High School)39.717.5
 22.2%
   End of Course Mathematics (Gadsden City)39.717.5
 22.2%
   End of Course Mathematics (Alabama)42.523.4
 19.1%
End of Course Science (Gadsden City High School)37.423.1
 14.3%
   End of Course Science (Gadsden City)37.423.1
 14.3%
   End of Course Science (Alabama)42.630.4
 12.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students15121333
 11.8%
African American689621
 9.9%
American Indian55
Asian1615
 6.3%
Hispanic207251
 21.3%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races169
 43.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.8%59.3%
 10.5%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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