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Susan Moore High School

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Posted August 6, 2014

I laughed when I read a comment on this page that said Susan Moore had very minimal violence... I have been to 7 different schools and never once witnessed a fight until I got to Susan Moore and once I got there, in less than a year, I witnessed at least 6 or more fights.


Posted November 13, 2013

SMHS is a small country school with very minimal if any violence.. Also very minimal drug/ alcohol abuse compared to city schools.. This school is very well Christian based for the most part. Athletics have really taken off, golf, soccer, and track teams are fairly new but doing very well. Communication between parent & teacher is excellent. Send the teacher an email and have a response by the end of the day. A lot of teachers post homework and tests on FB so we stay informed that way as well. SM is the perfect size for a country town. Not too small or too large either. If your wanting school personalized, you'll love it. My son isn't the best in the math dept. So he opted in for free math tutoring twice a week during the last part of sixth period. So they really try to help the kids who want and need additional help. His average in math is a 76, but he feels and we expect it to be better. So kudos to SMHS for that as well. Mr. Pullen is the principle and seems pretty easy going. He speaks to me every time he sees me, and jokes around with all the kids, and they respect him as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Blount County Schools not one but all the schools and the county board including the superintend are all stuck in the past and refuse change. They ignore state rules and regulations but hide the fact when question or when the state comes and do there 'checkup' . Don't do back ground checks on Teachers and don't force or require collage degrees in learning So some Teachers can't teach they relay on worksheets that they can download over the internet too give too the students for grades. The schools also seem to make Football (sport) required or more impotent then the actual school work or lessons. and puts a limit on students on scholarships or grants....by the way they have had the same superintendent for 10 to 15 years
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 18, 2008

Susan Moore if offering classes online in the accessdl classroom. Many classes not offered normally on campus are now available for students in the Accessdl program. Classes such as French, German, Marine Science, AP Psychology, and latin. Keep an eye on this program because it raises the bar for our students who want more --definitely a plus for honors students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

Do[es] not offer special dual enrollment for honors students during the school year, behind other schools. The extra curricular activities offered are for only a limited few. They are cutting back in the area of band for students who whish to be in auxillary. P.E. In h.S. Is basically play time or social time. Not enough emphasis on health and fitness for life long learned wellness. There is not near enough learning resorces available for advanced students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

Susan Moore High School is a wonderful for your child to attend. Academics have soared in the past few years. The staff and principal at this school have done a great job giving Susan Moore High School more personality. Their teacher/student support is strong, they have a good athletic program and they push the students to achieve higher goals.
—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 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Special education25%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Poverty51%
Not poverty82%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education54%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty81%
Not poverty97%
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

Math

All Students74%
Female83%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education29%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty70%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Special education29%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Poverty67%
Not poverty83%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Special education8%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Poverty49%
Not poverty74%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
88%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%

Language

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Poverty63%
Not poverty74%

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Poverty81%
Not poverty74%

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Poverty69%
Not poverty79%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female48%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White57%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Poverty56%
Not poverty63%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty92%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty63%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education45%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty84%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty82%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty61%
Not poverty92%
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 74% 58%
Hispanic 25% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 62%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Stephen H. Hallman
Fax number
  • (205) 466-7858

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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4040 Susan Moore Rd
Blountsville, AL 35031
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Phone: (205) 466-7663

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