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Fultondale High School

Public | 7-12 | 479 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2009

My eldest attended FHS for 1 year and I must say I am disappointted in what I have seen thus far. When his grades started dropping, I saw no contact from the teachers to my husband not myself to discuss the issue or find ways to help my son improve. Only when my husband went to them did they show any interest in helping him succeed. But still never went out of their way to help him, in my opinion. The building itself is old and needs much repair. We are giving serious thought to moving our son to a school where he can get a more positive education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I love the small teacher/student ratio for better learning achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Fultondale high school is one of the best schools. Yes it is small but I went to a large school and kids get more attendtion in a small school. The teachers care more and kids are not just a number. All the teachers know every one and knows your child by name. Most all parants are helping out in what ever needs to be done. We need more schools like FHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

I'm not a parent, but an alumni who graduated in 2005. I have spent the last two years at UAB and I have to say, Fultondale High School did not prepare me for anything I have encountered in college. I was a cheerleader and a B-C average student. There are only a handful of teachers at Fultondale who actually care about the kids and the kids' futures. My senior year, I took Honors' English, passed with a B, and it ended up being the exact same class as the regular English class. Fultondale has a lot to work on when it comes to this school. I honestly wouldn't recommend parents sending their children to this school if they really want them to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 1, 2005

my child is a student at fultondale high the educational opportunities are limited in many areas such as foreign languages. the administators have changed often. there are some sports programs but not very well developed and not really welcoming to students who have not been involved previously. the main problem we encountered was lack of support finding scholarships and financial aid for college. there doesn't seem to be a plan for preparing and moving the students to colleges or jobs. even the most talented and smartest students struggle to find where they should go next this is what schools should be doing preparing kids for the future parental involvement is encouraged only if you agree with the views of administrator.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2005

I am not a parent of FHS but I am an alumna. I graduated in 2003 and have spent the past 2 years at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. I thought and still think FHS is a great school. I was very involved in band and colorguard and found that the teachings of Mike Gillespie have stuck with me and I'm so proud to have been in his band. Ms. Rudzki was right, college years are the best years of my life, but I wouldn't trade my years as a daughter of Fultondale High for anything!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

I am currently a Junior at Fultondale High school and have mixed feelings about the quality of the school. The upper math classes for Junior and Seniors need alot of work. They are not taught well by the current math teacher. The other classes are very well taught, but I am afraid that I will not be well prepared for college after I graduate. The teachers are all very friendly and no student doesn't get the attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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 73% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
76%
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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty86%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty94%
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

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty77%

Reading

All Students71%
Female83%
Male58%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty73%
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 76% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
54%
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

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty75%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

57 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

69 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty91%

Language

All Students77%
Female85%
Male67%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty70%
Non-poverty85%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty76%

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male75%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female51%
Male61%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Poverty51%
Non-poverty62%
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%
Female100%
Male94%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students83%
Female89%
Male72%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty94%

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female86%
Male72%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty94%
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 54% 58%
Black 30% 35%
Hispanic 15% 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 54%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr William Larry Gibson
Fax number
  • (205) 379-3545

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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1450 Carson Rd North
Birmingham, AL 35217
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Phone: (205) 379-3500

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