Gaithersburg High School



Gaithersburg High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gaithersburg 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
9 739
10 621
11 519
12 427

Gaithersburg High School is a public high school of the Montgomery County Public Schools located in Gaithersburg, MD. It has 2,306 students in grades 9th through 12th. Gaithersburg High School is the 5th largest public high school in Maryland and the 919th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Total Students: 2,306
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 149.7

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Gaithersburg High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,234
(54%)
23,774
(51%)
 Female 1,072
(46%)
22,506
(49%)

Gaithersburg High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,052
(46%)
12,578
(27%)
 Black 591
(26%)
10,228
(22%)
 White 388
(17%)
14,796
(32%)
 Asian 186
(8%)
6,634
(14%)
 Two or More 85
(4%)
1,963
(4%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
69
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Gaithersburg High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,320
(57%)
33,572
(73%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 857
(37%)
10,504
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 129
(6%)
2,204
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Gaithersburg High School is ranked 11th out of 263 ranked schools in Maryland, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gaithersburg High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 38.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Gaithersburg High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2247
2006 2151
2007 2081
2008 2002
2009 2010
2010 2012
2011 2004
2012 2035
2013 2079
2014 2235
2015 2306

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.3
2006 16.6
2007 15.7
2008 16.1
2009 16
2010 15.8
2011 16
2012 15.6
2013 15.9
2014 15.2
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21183800623053
2006 0.23663412366341
2007 0.27486785199423
2008 0.3026973026973
2009 0.32437810945274
2010 0.36530815109344
2011 0.40119760479042
2012 0.41670761670762
2013 0.44155844155844
2014 0.43803131991051
2015 0.4275802254987

Compare Gaithersburg High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.1% 13.4:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 38.5%
 
This School 42.8%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 2,306 15.4:1  
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