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Saks High School

Public | 8-12 | 538 students

 
 

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Posted March 24, 2009

The teachers work hard to help or get the help your child needs to succeed. The one that comes to mind most is Mrs. Ingram, she is an amazing teacher. The Principal, Mr. Whaley, is the kind of person you have to kind of warm up to because he comes across rather blunt. But you will see he loves this school and would do anything in the world for each and every student, no matter how rich or poor or color of skin. He works hard to make Saks safe for the kids and pushes them to reach their potential. I look forward to him being the principal when my other kids move to the high school. Mr. Alison is a real asset to the school as well. As Assistant Principal, he is the disciplinarian , but still maintains an open door policy to the students anytime they need his help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

As a parent and a graduate of SHS, this is a great place to learn and excel in all things.The faculty and staff are always great or as long as i was in school,and are still today!If you are looking for a great learning and above all master the arts of life Saks High School will be a Teacher and A Provider. I know it helped me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

Mr. Whaley is a great principal and is way better than Mr.Skinner. Mr. Whaley cares for the studen't and facilty, and he wants to see his school as nothing but the best. mr.Whaley has low toleance for misbehavior. Our school is not the best but he strives to make it the best. We all love Mr.Whaley and when we have a problem the counselor can't solve he's there to help us and always finds time to ask you questions about the school and will let you sit out on drills just to make sure your teacher notices you are missing. He is a great principal and comes in our classrooms continuously to make sure we are doing what our teacher said we would be doing.Keep up the good work Mr.Whaley
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2007

As a former student, I both agree and disagree with the comments posted here. Most of the teachers are caring and take time to see that students learn the material. Overall, I would recommend this school to anyone. I hope someday to return to SHS as a teacher myself, and would be proud to consider myself a member of the SHS faculty.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 4, 2006

I was a student at SHS. Since attending school there I have relocated and attended many different schools. There is no other school that can compare to SHS. It is true that there are different social groups and status's, but that is a matter at any school. Academic wise SHS is the best in my opinion. It just seems like every other school is so far behind and every child is struggling elsewhere. The teachers really care about their students at SHS. There isn't a big problem discipline wise. If anything, the children who get in trouble need to be disciplined more frequently at home so they know what is expected of them when they are at school. It is not a school's place to teach children such things, it's the parents. Overall SHS is a great place for your children to grow and learn! Go wildcats!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2005

I am a past student of Saks High I agree with the other posts. Things are a little biased everyone is catagorized. I wasn't in that 'in' catagory so I didn't fit in and it seemed that it really didn't matter if I showed up or not. As a matter of fact I quit and no one noticed staff wise nor did they ever try to make contact afterwards. I jsut never went back. The only things I liked about Saks was some of the teachers and the school and the location. Would recommend to the popular folks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2005

Hello i am a student at Saks High.. i do believe it is kind of a buddy system, and im not trying to argue with the person who posted before but i dont like parents and other people who dont really know everything that goes on at school talking baout how bad it is. Quite frankly i really like this school and all the teachers are nice.. although i do agree with the last post there is lack of extreme discipline. so if you are looking for a place for you child to go i say saks high b/c were not huge like oxford, everyones nice, and they will love it. sry if ive offended anyone but i think that u should see it from a students standpoint!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2004

Saks High School is a 'buddy system' school in the truest sense. Punishment, or lack of it, is based on your status in the community. This community is 'ruled' by a few and having had two children attend this school I would definatly advise anyone to steer clear of it.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
65%
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

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty79%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty88%
Not poverty92%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students77%
Female84%
Male66%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
Poverty71%
Not poverty88%

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male88%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty94%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male72%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Poverty75%
Not poverty92%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
Poverty67%
Not poverty88%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
Poverty94%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students99%
Female2%
Male98%
Black3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible2%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty87%
Not poverty0%
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
White 56% 58%
Black 38% 34%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 62%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4401 Saks Rd
Anniston, AL 36206
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