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Cottonwood High School

Public | K-12 | 738 students

 

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24 reviews of this school


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Posted January 17, 2014

Cottonwood is very behind. They are in need of a new principle. Change cannot come when you have someone stuck in the 60's. The school only seems to support football, not education. I am not impressed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2011

Cottonwood is an ok school... i feel it does not offer enough and teachers have favorites... some teacher i dont understand why they are even there... some are just plain mean (and not in the way that makes you try hareder, more like the way to make you drop out)... when i go to school everyday i want to go learn, not dread the thought of going,,, the sports are growing at least... go bear!!!


Posted May 12, 2010

It's got a good Elementary, but after 4th grade, you really fal behind in acedemics in comparison to other Houston County schools.


Posted April 1, 2010

Cottonwood is kind of in the middle to me it's alot of things that they can improve the teachers tend to sometimes have thier favorites. I go to CHS an to be honest i have some good days and some bad days but over all my good out did the bad. By the end of the year um greatful for being here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2009

I am a student (junior) at CHS. Cottonwood is a very good school. I passed everyone of my graduation exams the 1st year i took them b/c my teachers prepared me for it. I love CHS. The teachers do care about you. The communtiy is not so great but the school is likes its own little communtiy. People come from all over to go to CHS. :) Go Bears!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

I graduated from Cottonwood High School and went on to the UofA. I was in all the honor classes and graduated in the top 10. When I got to college and took on the work load it was difficult. Cottonwood did not prepare me in any way, shape or form for college. I have since moved away and would never allow my children to attend Cottonwood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

As a student here at cottonwood to me this is the best school ever! the teachers and everybody here are wonderful,caring,and even loveing they do there best to teach us. No matter what sittuation you are in they are always there for you. And they never ever let you down no matter what!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

I agree with this statement...we are not only about academics....we CARE for our students! I have worked at CHS for only 2 years, and I am amazed and thrilled at how our staff has pulled together to help students/families in financial needs, medical needs, etc! We have a fantastic staff/parent/student relationship! I am proud to be a bear!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 2, 2008

i had two sons graduate from Cottonwood High School and now have two step-sons going to Cottonwood.All four have or still enjoy the school.Don't understand how people can complain about a school and still allow their children to go there.If you are not happy there then leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I go to cottonwood and i disagree it is a great school with small town nice people all i have to say is go bearssss
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

I agree with the statement about if you weren't raised in Cottonwood you are treated differently. I had a child that was treated differently in this school, the best year ( senior) was her worst year because of they way she was treated by the the staff. Now I'm going to enroll a grandchild and I hope it is a much better experience for her!


Posted June 12, 2008

I am a parent of two children that attend Cottonwood. In my opinion of this school, its not how well your child performs, either academically or in extra curricular activities, your child is judged by who their parents are. If a particular teacher doesnt like the parent, the child is judged based on that. Not their performance. The community is awful! The people in this town are judgemental and do not accept people that were not raised in it. If you are thinking of enrolling your child at CHS, think hard before sujecting your child to this judgemental environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I am a teacher as well as a parent of a child who attends CHS. As I have grown to know the community I am convinced that there is not another school in the country with as loving and caring a community as we have here. Cottonwood is not just academics - but we care about our students success in life - today and tomorrow. That is why we made US News & World Report for best high schools in the country. It is our faculty and students who through sweat, tears, many laughs, and hard work that made this happen. Watch out America because here we come!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2008

My child attends CHS and for the most part, is very happy. However, there are teachers who show favortism and even though she is young, she still notices this. We pay our school fees just like everyone else. I keep telling myself it will get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

i think cottonwood school is the best the teachers are great to the students and they try there best to get the students a good grade!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2007

I am very happy with the school and the faculty that is there teaching our children. I am very proud to say that my children attend school at CHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

I grew up at CHS and when I look back on it now I realize that it played a huge role in sync with my home learning in establishing not only my wisdom and knowledge but also my moral outlook on life and the decisions that I make in my everyday dealings. Thank you Mr. Tew and Mrs. Fowler;Thank you Linda Ann Wells for all of your teaching, guidance, love, and support. I will make you proud with the success I achieve. Couldn't have done it without you all. I will succeed!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 25, 2006

I attend CWood and I love it. It might be small but I like it that way. You never have to worry about getting lost at CWood (lol). The teachers are really helpful and most of them will listen and help anyway they can. I have two more years at Cwood, and I think I'm really going to miss it when I graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2006

I went to school at chs, and it was a wonderful learning and caring environment. My child attends chs now and it was a very good decesion because he has learned how to be goal oriented, and respectful to others. Chs is a caring and very dedicated school, and believes in teaching its students to take pride in their work, and in their self. Chs staff is wonderful, and are willing to talk about concerns they may have regarding your child, and the problems your child may be having. Again, chs is wonderful. I have a child in 4th grade this year, and his sister will start in another year. Chs is definitely my choice for her also. We are one big family!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I graduated from Cottonwood and I now teach high school. I graduated from the University of Alabama and have my masters. No, Cottonwood does not have everything your typical 6A would have, but I look back and realize how much the teachers truly care about the students. Being in the schools now I realize what a good school Cottonwood was and if I had a child I would send them there.
—Submitted by a former student


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Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
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 85% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
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 91% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
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 77% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
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 73% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students96%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education91%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty100%
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%
Female96%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students90%
Female97%
Male83%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty94%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty71%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty88%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male76%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male74%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty77%
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 80% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
49%
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

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty85%
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

Science

All Students77%
Female71%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty71%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

40 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

43 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty93%

Language

All Students78%
Female96%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty86%

Math

All Students87%
Female96%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students80%
Female96%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty86%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female88%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty86%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty100%

Math

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%

Reading

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty100%

Social Studies

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%
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 81% 58%
Black 17% 35%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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663 Houston St
Cottonwood, AL 36320
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