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Jb Pennington High School

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Posted January 30, 2009

i like the school but some of the teacher's are not doing their jobs. i wish for more help with adhd and s. ed kids. some one who will listen and see where the kids are coming from. instead of makeing the kids feel like they are useless. im speaking on behalf of my son and the other kids who feel the same way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

The school is great I just wish they put more effort in to all students and not just a few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

i love pennington high school i wouldnt want to move anywhere else
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2007

I love the school my kids say they would not go any where else
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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 73% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education18%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty76%

Reading

All Students89%
Female98%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education64%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty89%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students73%
Female85%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education27%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty91%
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

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

69 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

59 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty76%

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female82%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty88%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty95%

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
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 population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
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 English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty95%
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 86% 58%
Hispanic 12% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 55%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Craig W Sosebee
Fax number
  • (205) 429-4104

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Blountsville, AL 35031
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