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Washington County High School

Public | 5-12 | 565 students

 

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Posted January 26, 2011

Most of the teachers (esp. 5th grade teachers) need to retire!! They act like they hate children, hate to be at work, and hate to TEACH! I have 2 in middle school, one in high school and one in the elementary school. If ONLY the WCHS teachers could be like the Elementary teachers, then it would be GREAT! Some of the high school teachers DO NOT even TEACH, they just sit at their desk and expect the kids to READ the chapter and then may get a study guide> They DO NOT get up in the front of the class and TEACH. And all these kids that have always been A-B Honor Roll are now getting C's & D's! HELLO! Bad grades of almost the whole grade, esp.out of A-B students is a reflection on the teacher. If most of your kids are failing then obviously YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB! I am not complaining about ALL the WCHS teachers, because there "some" that are great! I graduated from WCHS and it's just not like it used to be. When I was in school, the teachers wanted to be there and were true teachers who loved kids and their job. But, today,MY KIDS HATE SCHOOL and that is just SAD!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

washington county high school is a great place to br:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

Many of the teachers need to retire. Teaching methods are outdated and the teachers act bored or annoyed at having to be there. Children are treated according to their last name or their parents previous performance in school. Too political.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This school use to be an amazing school that every kid loves to go to. Now i hear my kids and his friends talk of how they dread it. The school has taken so many fun activites out. Yes I understand that school is about education but I graduated from WCHS and im proud of it and I learnt so much from there and still had my fun times. Memories come from school as many of my did and i want my kids to have the same memories. Homecoming has always been about dressing p and decorating our halls to show our school spirit why stop it? It is a tradtion that shouldn't be taken away. I agree with many parents that the teacher are very hard on the children on where they came from to choose who to like or not. Thats not right at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

I have one child that has graduated, one graduating this year and one in a few years. WCHS has grown very much in the last year and I attribute that to our new principal Rhonda Wynn. The previous principal retired after many years of service. While I enjoyed the previous administration, I am thrilled with Mrs. Wynn and her enthusiasm to bring WCHS to the next level. Her desire to increase parent involvement and to provide more opportunities to our students is refreshing. The teachers at WCHS are great and I would like to put special emphasis on our advanced math instructor Spain Morris. Her teaching techniques have definitely made a significant positive difference on my oldest son's college math experience. He attributes his success to Mrs. Morris. His outstanding college GPA speaks loads for the other teachers as well. As a team, WCHS is giving us a bright future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

I do not like the fact that some of the teachers do not get to know your child before they start judging them. Some of them do not even know your child and will accuse them of things and pick on them for no reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

This school still has the (pick)problem. Either the teachers like you are not. Judged by past family members or who they know you are related too. This is so unfair to the child who wants too learn. We need instruction back in our classes. Stop all the weekly fundraising. Not all are bad teachers but so many are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

The 5th grade teachers give alot of homework some nights. They have our children approximately 8 Hours a day , they shouldn't have that much to do a night. Futhermore there are no sports for them to do.
—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.

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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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty86%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male82%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty89%
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%
Female88%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White80%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty68%
Not poverty85%

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White97%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty89%
Not poverty100%
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 Students54%
Female48%
Male59%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White59%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty45%
Not poverty68%

Reading

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty90%
Not poverty96%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty47%
Not poverty79%

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty74%
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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
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

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty78%
Not poverty90%
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

Science

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty69%
Not poverty92%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students96%
Female89%
Male100%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty91%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Poverty64%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Poverty68%
Not poverty88%

Reading

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Poverty59%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female56%
Male90%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
Poverty55%
Not poverty0%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students80%
Female90%
Male70%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty71%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Poverty82%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Poverty76%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Poverty82%
Not poverty0%
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 69% 58%
Black 25% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 53%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David Wofford
Fax number
  • (251) 847-2825

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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