Virgil Grissom High School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Virgil Grissom High School
Virgil Grissom High School is a public high school located in Huntsville, Alabama. The school serves students in grades 9-12 and is part of the Huntsville City Schools system.
Virgil Grissom High School has a reputation for providing a high-quality education with a focus on college and career readiness. The school offers a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement classes, and has a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports teams, clubs, and organizations.
The school also has a strong focus on community involvement. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of service projects throughout the year, including fundraising and volunteering.
Virgil Grissom High School is a great place for students to receive a quality education while also being active in their community. The school has a supportive staff, a diverse student body, and an excellent academic program.
1001 Haysland Road
Huntsville, AL 35802
9 – 12
Overview Virgil Grissom High School
Virgil Grissom High School serves 1,902 students in grades 9-12.
Virgil Grissom High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Virgil Grissom High School
Virgil Grissom High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Virgil Grissom High School is 0.61, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.