PROFICIENCY 61% 61% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
47%Huntsville City

Virgil Grissom High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Huntsville City" in Huntsville, AL. There are a total of 1,742 students and 97 teachers at Virgil Grissom High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 397 free lunch students and 61 reduced lunch students.

Virgil Grissom High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 60.5%, which is 61% higher than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch397
Reduced lunch61


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment506
Taking some courses458
Taking some courses (not tests)38
Passing some courses309
Passing no courses136

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Virgil Grissom High School, there are a total of 506 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 458 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School42%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School79%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Virgil Grissom High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 74.5% 45.3% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 13.0% 37.7% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 3.9% 2.0% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 4.9% 8.8% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.6% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.0% 5.2% 1.7% 3.1%

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Weatherly Heights Elementary School70%1.4Huntsville, AL
Whitesburg Middle School50%2.0Huntsville, AL
Roger B Chaffee Elementary School65%2.1Huntsville, AL
Mt Gap Middle School67%2.6Huntsville, AL
Jones Valley Elementary School81%2.6Huntsville, AL
Hampton Cove Elementary75%3.4Huntsville, AL
Hampton Cove Middle School71%3.4Huntsville, AL
Challenger Elementary School64%3.5Huntsville, AL
Challenger Middle School57%3.5Huntsville, AL
Goldsmith-schiffman Elementary72%3.8Huntsville, AL
Huntsville High School58%4.4Huntsville, AL
Blossomwood Elementary School67%4.6Huntsville, AL

Huntsville demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)8869291
Median age37.038.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Speak English92%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Education level achieved in Huntsville

Completed 8th grade86.7%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school85.9%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.5%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.5%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.0%1.3%
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