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Minor High School

Public | 8-12 | 1047 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

Im a student it has gone better we get to use our cellphones in class again for educational reasons.The principal talks to us more let us know when good things are going on.The one thing about minor high we dont have any tissue in girl stalls today girls went to every bathroom no tissue they had to go get kleenex.like now come on .A other thing is outraging people is going to block schedule i hope they dont do this .it will mess everybody up its the board trying to do this .can I ask you this WHY?


Posted September 6, 2013

This school was great before this new principal showed up. She has changed everything that WORKED in the school. Now learning how to do the same thing a different way is effecting the teachers and in turn effecting the students and parents. Love this school but this woman seems to have a problem taking advice.As a first time principal, she should be a bit more humble, not try to "reinvent the wheel" and pick up where things are already flowing well. I just can't stand all the changes, for no explanation. Some people don't know how to handle "power".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

A great school with some great teachers, remember every school has the bad ones in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2010

I enjoyed my four years at Minor High School. I was a very involed student participating in athletics, academic clubs and other various orginizations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2009

My child goes to Minor High and i think its a great school they dont bar a curve with those kids I love that. The kids respect them too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

Minor High School is a great school to attend. We have some of the best teachers. There is plenty of extracurricular activities that students can join. Minor teaches how to deal with all types of people also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2007

Minor is a good school for children. The teachers are wonderful and the people are great.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted December 21, 2005

The academic program is just as good as any school in america.Music arts and sports are good way to keep kids of the streets.I enjoyed Minor, I played Football and Basketball. But there needs to be a little more diversity in Minor
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

Mr. Phillips has truly changed Minor High School. I am a graduate of Minor High School and my daughter graduated in 2003. She not only received a wonderful education at Minor High School but she also gained skills in how to survive and live in the real world. Mr. Phillips was a God send to my daughter. She experienced something her Senior year that no parent would ever want for their child. As usual, she handled it with grace and dignity and Mr. Phillips inspired her to use this experience to help others in the future. Mr. Phillips is truly a unique individual. I only wish every principle in the US was like him. It would certainly prevent problems from developing in schools around our nation. God Bless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

This is my upcoming senior year. This is a good school. I say this because they have a balance of academics as well as extracurricular activities. This is the best school in our district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2004

'Minor is an all-around absolute favorite! It's the best school in America. We have the best staff and students. Being at Minor daily changes your whole train of thinking. It's so much diversity and so many things to participate in that you can't go without getting to know at least one person. We have a lot of order and a lot of fun. We get along well with each other. If you are seeking a higher education while still being socially active, come to Minor. There is no other school I would rather attend.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2003

I love Minor! I'll be a senior this fall and it is going to be great. Crystal


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education69%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty94%
Not poverty95%

Language

All Students66%
Female83%
Male55%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education16%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%
Poverty62%
Not poverty74%

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male79%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education38%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty80%
Not poverty89%

Reading

All Students76%
Female85%
Male71%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education29%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty72%
Not poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female63%
Male54%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education21%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant57%
Poverty57%
Not poverty58%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education86%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty96%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students86%
Female88%
Male82%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education52%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty85%
Not poverty87%

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education59%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education62%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty91%
Not poverty92%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education34%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%
Poverty68%
Not poverty75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 34%
White 14% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr David R Pike
Fax number
  • (205) 379-4795

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2285 Minor Parkway
Adamsville, AL 35005
Phone: (205) 379-4750

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