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Wenonah High School

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Posted March 1, 2009

Wenonah is by far the best high school period. true enough we have a few bad apples here and there. but who doesn't??? don't put down a school before you know what's really going on inside of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

Its the greatest school ever!!!! The Principle and the teachers are wonderful!! Miss Hunter has the school on task!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

I love the school and the principle Regina Hunter, and the new building is beautiful!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

we have alot of fun ar whs its cool
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

I attended Wenonah High and graduated with the class of 1990. We had very good teachers at the time that I attended there however, I can not say the same about the teachers that are there now. They are younger and do not care if the students learn or not. A great deal of them appear to be there only for a pay check. Yes, the new school is pretty but, pretty does not prepare our children for the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I love Wenonah we have a good principle Ms. Regina Hunter.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2006

Wenonah is the Best school to send your children to. Both of my parents, aunts/uncles,and my sisters all went to Wenonah. The music program is one of the best in the city, and the core curriculum is not hard it just makes you as a student apply yourself. Overall I give Wenonah a Great rating.In my experience I had a wonderful time learning and growing with peers. When my son arrives early next year he will surely be going to Wenonah.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 3, 2005

I am a current student at Wenonah High School, and if I could choose to go to a different school, I would. Wenonah High School is the worst school I have ever been to. There are about 6 or 7 teachers that actually teach. The rest of them just sit and talk. I fear I will not be prepared for college when I graduate in the spring. Wenonah High School could do a lot better if they tried.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2005

Hi, everyone I would like to express my feelings about Wenonah at the time I was there. Both my brothers and sister went to Wenonah High. We all had different experiences there. I graduated in 1991 and I can honestly say I could have been a better student if I had the opportunity to excel and achieve the highest goals possible in academics without the stress of my surroundings at that particular time. It took me awhile after I graduated to find out I wasn't ready for the real world. I had great teachers there Ms. Petty, Mr. Davis and a few others that really left a great impression on me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2004

i am a student at wenonah high school and this school is preparing me for college. and when i have kids they will be going here. Thanks Wenonah high School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2003

Wenonah High School prepares everyone, especially in Math and Science
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2003

I graduated from Wenonah in 1999 and they prepared me well for life outside of High School and Birmingham. I would love for my son who is now 4 yrs. old, to attend Wenonah.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2003

I graduated from this high school in 2002 and I can honestly say that I was not prepared for college. If I had any children they wouldn't attend this school!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading 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

All Studentsn/a
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Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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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

Biology I

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

16 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

204 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male88%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education56%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty93%

Language

All Students43%
Female47%
Male36%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Special education6%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Poverty41%
Non-poverty67%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education19%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Poverty59%
Non-poverty73%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male47%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education19%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Poverty53%
Non-poverty53%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Special education6%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Poverty32%
Non-poverty33%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education75%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty97%

Language

All Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education44%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty89%

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male84%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education56%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education44%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty87%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education56%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty89%
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
Black 99% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Regina Carr Hunter
Fax number
  • (205) 231-1655

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2800wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Phone: (205) 231-1660

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