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Minor High School

Public | 9-12 | 1122 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

191 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

251 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education89%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students57%
Female66%
Male46%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education19%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty56%

Math

All Students68%
Female72%
Male62%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education15%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty67%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education30%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty75%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White41%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education15%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Poverty48%
Non-poverty44%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education85%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education18%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty92%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education45%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education48%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty92%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education36%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 35%
White 14% 58%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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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