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Brookwood High School

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Posted August 1, 2013

Well let me start I have attended a lot of school throughout the country and I feel Brookwood School maintains the state regulated curriculum!! My son loves going to school there and loves the ROTC program! Most of the teachers really seem to care. And push the students to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

I attended Brookwood in the late 90's. The school was built in the 1950's and it shows it. Its hard to have school spirit about the school when I'm ashamed to even look at it. Most of the teacher I had in school are still there and on the edge of retirement. Most of the teachers have a love and passion and care about the kids but from what I have heard about the administration its not the same school I went to. I rated it 2 stars because without a strong and caring administration the whole school with suffer. I am a firm believer that you should have fun in High school because the real world is hard, and the students should live it up while they can. Ratings- Building: 0 stars Teachers 4 stars Administration 1 star Sports 1 star Quality of Life 2 stars (due to the HARD Administration rules) Even though I went to school there I would not send my childern to Brookwood with the administration that is currently in place


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Brookwood High School because of the staff. They work together well and have the students in their best interest. Brookwood works with what they have and does the best possible for each and every student. Brookwood deserves some recognition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

I recently graduated from Brookwood High School and I am concerned for the current students who are enrolling in a higher education program. I am currently enrolled in the UofA, and I have discovered that the classes at Brookwood have helped me very little. Since I live on campus, I am able to interact with others from different states.Compared to others, the 'advanced' students at Brookwood are deemed average in real life. I placed 2nd highest in my class regarding my ACT score, and the counselors failed to help me ANY when applying for scholarships. Some teachers at the school disagree with the administration, which is also a flaw with the educational background. Administration and educators should work together in order to make the learning environment safe and reliable. Overall, I warn you, the parent, Brookwood High School is not the place you need to send your child for an education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

I enjoyed my experiences at Brookwood High School and am proud to say i graduated from there just a short time ago. The school is rich in spirit and the teachers are supportive and helpful for the most part. I can say first had that the school is suffering from a lack of proper funding in many areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

two of my kids have attended BHS they love it and I do too. the one who has already graduated is furthering her education in nursing.the other is in tenth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

Both my kids went to Brookwood Schools before attending schools in MD. I have to say now that we are back home I can really see how lousy this school is. My daughter is in the middle school and it has to be the worse educational experience of my life. Excuse me, what happened to the 'no child left behind law'? They absolutely do not communicate with the parents at these schools. If you try to communicate with them, it takes an act of congress to get a response. My 6th grade daughter was doing great last year in MD. (a state that is way ahead of us academically) but has dropped her grades dramatically here, and it seems no one really cares enough to address this issue with me. She would never have had less than a C average in MD. w/o the school asking for a meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

the teachers mean well. Some may have unique methods to teach, but it doesn't mean that its the wrong way. These teachers inspire the confidence of the students and promote learning with less of the tense reactions you see in reluctant pupils. The parents don't get involved but that's not strictly the school's fault. Our sports program isn't spectacular, but we have more esprit de corps (school spirit) than you will find any where.-H.M.Galarneau
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

I feel the quality of the academic programs is excellent. My child, along with 85% of her senior class attended a post-secondary institution. She was very successful in college and now is in graduate school, and I feel that Brookwood High helped prepare her for that success. Advanced classes were available to those who wanted to take advantage of them. There were many extracurricular activities available and sport programs were available to both male and female students. Parental involvement could be better, but I think that is true for most High Schools. I am satisfied with the education that my daugher received at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

well this was my first year at brookwood high. i came from the middle school witch was a blast. but the high school is sooo different. the school is way over populated. there might be 3 or 4 teachers tht actually teach. the school is so old...well lets just put it ths way my grand ma thts 79 years old graduated and it was old when she went there. the sports program is horrible. r football team hasnt won a game in 3 years or so.... the lunch room is way to small. its so horible. i usually love goin to school. but ths school is so dumb.. its way unorganized half the time students dont no wats goin on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2004

Both my children have attended, my oldest graduated from the school and my youngest is a senior. She is an honor student but is still looked over when it comes to certain opportunities because she is not in the (in crowd) I have worked at the school and was truely dissapointed in the schools cleanliness. It is horrible. The health dept should close the building. The school does have a lot of loving and caring teachers and office staff but they are held back as well as the students because of money and supplies that they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

This school is a 'click' school. It needs to focus more on those without much or those in poverty and make sure they know there is opportunity out there for college and a higher standard of living. I have had two children in this school and it has been a nightmare. Focus needs to be put more on their drop-out rate and drugs. If I could I would homeschool my children as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

I have to say that this school in my opinion is the greatest I've ever attended. The principal is very understanding and helpful, as well as the teachers. I would recommend this school to anyone no matter their difficulties.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 77% in 2013.

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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

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Reading

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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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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75%

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83%

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84%

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80%
Social Studies

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

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65%

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72%
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.

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99%

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98%

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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87%

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89%

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95%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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97%

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97%

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98%

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98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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94%

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96%

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97%

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93%
Social Studies

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

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94%

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92%

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96%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible97%
Special education80%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty93%
Not poverty97%

Language

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education20%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
Poverty68%
Not poverty82%

Math

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible97%
Special education57%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Poverty85%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education40%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Poverty70%
Not poverty81%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education20%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
Poverty59%
Not poverty72%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education95%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty100%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education42%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Poverty85%
Not poverty90%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education79%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty98%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education53%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty95%
Not poverty93%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education42%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Poverty81%
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 90% 58%
Black 9% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 50%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15981 Hwy 216
Brookwood, AL 35444
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