Virgil Grissom High School



Virgil Grissom High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Virgil Grissom High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 476
10 511
11 428
12 410

Virgil Grissom High School is a public high school of the Huntsville City School District located in Huntsville, AL. It has 1,825 students in grades 8th through 12th. Virgil Grissom High School is the 9th largest public high school in Alabama and the 1,995th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.2 to 1.

Total Students: 1,825
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 106

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Virgil Grissom High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 939
(51%)
6,684
(51%)
 Female 886
(49%)
6,427
(49%)

Virgil Grissom High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,459
(80%)
6,349
(48%)
 Black 193
(11%)
5,466
(42%)
 Asian 87
(5%)
313
(2%)
 Hispanic 61
(3%)
697
(5%)
 Two or More 13
(1%)
195
(1%)
 American Indian 10
(1%)
72
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
19
(0%)

Virgil Grissom High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,473
(81%)
7,180
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 284
(16%)
5,347
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 68
(4%)
584
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Virgil Grissom High School is ranked 171st out of 0 ranked schools in Alabama, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Virgil Grissom High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (19.3%) is significantly lower than the state average of 56.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Virgil Grissom High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1990
2006 2017
2007 1967
2008 2011
2009 2026
2010 1986
2011 1970
2012 1825

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 18.2
2007 16.9
2008 18.3
2009 18.6
2010 19
2011 18.2
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.062814070351759
2006 0.067426871591472
2007 0.071174377224199
2008 0.090999502734958
2009 0.11796643632774
2010 0.134944612286
2011 0.15482233502538
2012 0.19287671232877

Compare Virgil Grissom High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,461.4% 14.6:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 19.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 56.7%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

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Virgil Grissom High School
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Public 08 - 12 1,825 17.2:1  
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Public 06 - 09 551 13.3:1 5 miles
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Public 08 - 12 1,734 18:1 5 miles
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Private PK - 12 187 10:1 7 miles
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