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Etowah High School

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Posted September 13, 2007

great place for students to learn. teachers treat students with love and genuine concern.


Posted July 31, 2007

Throughout my life,I have been forced to move schools every year.But never in my life have I ever been to such an amazing school.I feel like Etowah High is a second home for me.Everyone is so nice there.Im going to miss it when Im gone next year..Keep it up Etowah.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2006

I think The EHS Marching Band should play more up to date music, or something with a catchy beat/tune! Every year its the same old songs from the previous year! for example: Hey Baby, Land of 1000 Dances, Etc. I mean for God's sake after a while this stuff is old and played out face it after a while we need new stand music!I've watched other bands dance in the stands and I would like to see , Etowah High School band do the same. I mean just dancing simple dancing is that to much to ask?
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2005

My daughter attends Etowah High School and my son is entering the school this year. We are very pleased with the school and the staff there. The teachers are kind and caring and very up to date on the text. We could not ask for a better school for our children to attend. We have 2 younger children who will also attend EHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

I was a student at Etowah! I loved attending school! What made school most worth-while was JROTC! I was in JROTC all 4 years, it was the best four years of my life! I became very close to our AI and SAI! I love you both very much! Etowah will forever be in my heart!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2004

I would like to say that I am the parent who moved to Texas with her daughter when she was in the 11th grade. I would highly recommend E.H.S. to any parent that wants their child to have an excellent education. My son and daughter both are school teachers now and with the help of the excellent teaching and caring staff at E.H.S. they really made a good impact on my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

I Think that Etowha High School is a wonderful institute of learning and I would choose it before any other school if I had the chance. I was a memeber of the JROTC program which was very wonderful. I wish that every high school had this program. If they did it that would be great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

Both my daughter and son graduated Etowah. They loved the school, the teachers and were very prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2003

My son graduated from Etowah High School. When my daughter was to go into her second semester of the 11th grade at E.H.S. we moved to Texas. When we went to enroll her into the new school they didn't have any classes for her to take. She had all ready completed all the subjects at E.H.S. that the school in Tx. had to offer her. So subjects had to be made up for her to take. E.H.S. prepared both my children for college.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

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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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

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

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

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Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

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Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

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94%

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94%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

55 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%

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75%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

134 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education61%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty97%

Language

All Students64%
Female76%
Male53%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Special education6%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty51%
Non-poverty84%

Math

All Students78%
Female84%
Male74%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education11%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male64%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education17%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty90%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education22%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty56%
Non-poverty79%
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%
Female100%
Male99%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education94%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty99%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education38%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty89%

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education63%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education56%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education69%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty98%
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 81% 58%
Black 13% 34%
Hispanic 4% 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 65%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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