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Shelby Co High School

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Posted November 8, 2012

I am a former student of SCHS and not proud to see the direction of the school. I think there are interior problems with the school as far as a weak administration is concerned. Issues dwell within the supporting staff of the front office. The school is still thriving to receive what little funds it receives from the lacking revenue receiving community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2010

This school is an amazing place. All us students are proud to be a Wildcat! We have great teachers here and honestly, I love this school! I don't want to leave a place that I will miss dearly... Thanks SCHS for all the help and effort you put into your work and our sucess!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2005

Never have I seen a school that is as dedicated to the success of its students like that of Shelby County High School. The faculty and staff go out of their way to help the children and are so genuinely concerned for the futures of the students as well. The teachers are friendly and make class fun for the kids while teaching them the curriculum. Also the class electives and extra-curricular activities are fantastic. From the honor societies to the extra-curricular activities to the clubs and other organizations, the students are well versed for life after high school. Also, the school pride that these students possess is amazing. The students are not ashamed to say where they attended high school. This is because SCHS puts such a large emphasis on academics and the mastery of every subject. In conclusion- SCHS is a great school and in a rank all its own.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2005

i thank that shalby county high school is the bast school i am attinding now i like all the teachers are the bast in the county that i now of i love the school. i am glad i am going to it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2004

Shelby County is definitely a best kept secret. The faculty and administration are fantastic, as well as the students. There is also a great deal of community involvement in the school. I have been especially impressed at how the teachers go out of their way to help you in any way that they can. I am proud to say that I attend Shelby County High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

This school is supireor in making the students feel welcome and comfortable. The facualty and staff go out of there way to help the students in every way possible. not only that, but the school administers are constantly striving to improve all aspects of the school. there is no where else in the world I would rather attend.
—Submitted by a staff


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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 79% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

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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 Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

119 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

140 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
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%
Female97%
Male92%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education64%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students74%
Female85%
Male64%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special educationn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty63%
Non-poverty82%

Math

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education17%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty85%

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male75%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education17%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty89%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education25%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty82%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education64%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty99%

Language

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education36%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty97%

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education55%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education45%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty93%
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 85% 58%
Black 12% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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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