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Straughn High School

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Posted July 6, 2010

Straughn, like all schools, has its problems. What makes it a great school is the way we overcome those problems. This school prepares you for so much more than college-it prepares you for the life you will face when you graduate. Many smart and successful people have graduated from SHS, even if the recognition is not recieved from the city of Andalusia. We have learned praise is not guaranteed when you do a good job, and that you do it because it is the right thing to do. As a county school, we are more closely knit together than a city school would be, and make friends that will last us all our days. Im proud to be considered a Straughn Tiger.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

If you are looking for education then honestly Straughn is not number one. If you are looking for a great place for your child to go to school to learn life lessons, values, honesty, and other essential core values then Straughn is definitely your school. As an alumni from Straughn and being around students from Andalusia throughout my high school career, I can say there is no comparison between the we are better than you 'Andy' attitude and the close-nit family feel with Straughn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

I am a former student of Straughn High School. I now attend Andalusia High School. I have been on both sides of the fence, and it is a lot greener on the other side. I read all the reviews about how great Straughn is, which were filled with many grammar errors, and I feel that the truth needs to be told. When I was in Straughn School I was not challenged. All you have to do you listen and do your homework and you have an A in the class. At Andalusia High School you have to work hard to get an A. Andalusia prepares you for college better than Straughn. How many times do you read about a grauduate from Straughn High School becoming a doctor or lawyer? There is someone, at least once a week, who graduated from Andalusia High School in the newspaper for their accomplishments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

Straughn is the best high school that I could have ever gone to. I graduated last year. I am proud to say that I am still a straughn tiger at heart. And that I miss going there.


Posted June 3, 2008

Straughn High School is the best high school in the US. We are the fastest growing school in the county avg. about 500 students...The only people that think Straughn is bad are those students who hate school. All of my friends love it and so do I. I have gone to this school since 1st grade and are going into 10th. Straughn deserves better than an excellent rate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2007

Straughn High School is one of the best. Instead of the usual kids that stand on the side-line, there is a group for everyone. The principal is wonderful, and he doesn't show any favoritism. You can rest assured that your child is safe and is getting one of the best educations in the county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2006

As a former student at Straughn School I feel the academics of this school is extremely exceptional and provides experienced and knowledgeable faculty to execute curriculum to broaden each and every students minds and help each student to maintain and reach their highest goal possible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 6, 2006

Straughn School is a excellent school. You shouldn't say negative comment's about a school that your child attend's. What kind of impression does that make? That's what's wrong with this world today. Let's not criticize the kids that play's sports That is someone child and a parent that is proud.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2006

My daughter has attended Straughn since the 3rd grade. Yes, there have been issues, but overall, I think this is the best school in the county. My daughter has aspirations to be a pediatrician in the missonary field. If it has not been for several of her teachers she would not have the courage to aspire to this lofty goal. I praise the administration and faculty for challenging these students. I support this facility fully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Straughn is considered a good country school and I guess as far as public schools go it is okay. The problem is that parents concerns are not taken as seriously as they should be. When you point out a problem you are given a 'we'll take care of it' answer while the issue goes unresolved. The elementary portion of the school is really good but the Jr. and Sr. High need a lot of revamping. My kids don't feel they are being challenged academically nor do they even feel safe there. As an alumni of SHS I am very disappointed in what the school has evolved into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

I think SHS is very nice school because I go there. Of course, football players and cheerleaders are treated better, but thats at any school. Our school's population is steadily increasing so that must tell you something. And Andalusia is a nice school, don't get me wrong, but everyone would prefer SHS. I have been there since kindergarten and I personally love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2005

Straughn School is a very good school. It is not behind as for as acedemics. I am proud that my children are in Straughn School. There are alot of good Christian people there to guide our children the right way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

My child would much rather go to Montevallo or Red Level instead of here. She feels she is not safe there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2005

Straughn is a horrible school. I am a student and feel that I am way behind surrounding schools. If I had a choice of schools in our area I would have to go with Andalusia. Their test scores and extra curricular activities our far more developed than ours.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2005

I'm not a parent, I was a student there. I loved Straughn. It was 3 of the best years of my life. It showed me that not all people were bad and that I could actually have a healthy learning enviornment. The teachers really cared and they helped any way they could.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2005

straughn is the best school ever! the teachers make it fun and at the same time chalenging for the students to learn new things everyday. My child comes home and is excited about doing her work and never wants to miss a day of school. The pricipal strugles to interact with the students and provides the best for each individual.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2005

This school is very nice. Andalusia people tend to not like it b/c andalusia is losing alot of its population and money to straughn b/c its so much better. It has a way better atmosphere, its friendlier, safer, and the kids get along alot better. And speaking of football, straughn has made the playoffs for the last 12 years and beat andalusia this past year. Andalusia hasn't even made the playoffs in about 6 years so how they get the idea that they're good at football, noone in the entire county knows.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

This school is horible. But not near as bad as its football team, wich is one of the worst I have seen in years. I think they are called the tigeretes. Unlike rival ANDALUSIA who has a far more superior football program
—Submitted by a student


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In 2011-2012 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.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

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96%

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97%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

2011

 
 
87%

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87%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

2011

 
 
80%

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84%

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83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

55 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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91%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

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93%

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

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95%

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94%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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96%

2011

 
 
98%

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96%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

75 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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100%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

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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

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Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
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Language

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Male80%
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Non-migrant86%
Poverty79%
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Math

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Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
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General population93%
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Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty94%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students96%
Female91%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty97%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female88%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 58%
Black 5% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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29448 Straughn School Rd
Andalusia, AL 36421
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