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Dora High School

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Posted September 18, 2013

As a teacher that is also an alumni of this school, I am proud to be a Dora Bulldog. Our teachers, administration, and students are very caring of one another. The students are up to any challenge academically and athletically. Our students also have a great mindset for community service with all of the different clubs we have. Dora High School is a great place to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 28, 2010

We also moved from another district this past year and I am very shocked at the lack of concern from staff and teachers,no communication to the parents.I never know about important dates or meetings.The elem. and middle school have a phone system where they let parents know about important things, so why can't the high school do the same?They could also have a website..(not alumni)just a couple suggestions.I am also worried about my childs saftey..One outside security camera is all that works .That concerns me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

As a proud alumni of Dora High School, I highly rate this school. My parents still live in the community, and my family still thrives with school spirit. I am an educator in the school system, but not the Dora/Sumiton community. I want to congratulate you on your high AHSGE scores. I am very impressed. I love the sense of pride and community of the school. Keep working hard teachers and students!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2005

We moved from another district and we have been very disapointed in the academic level. Safety is also an issue on campus.The staff discourage parent involvement and the teachers will not communicate with the parents. The admin seems to be very nice though. I know the school has gone under some major employee changes so we are hoping it will get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

I now have my 2nd child attending this school, i have never had any major problems. My daughter graduated 2003 and my son is now attending his 2nd year. They've never had any major concerns for their safety. On a couple of occasions safety issues came up but, was quickly nipped in the bud.No academic problems either. Great job dora high staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

After attending a local private school for a few years, we decided to send our child to Dora High and have never regretted that decision. She was much happier there. The teachers were caring and helpful. The discipline and academics were better, also. Many parents expressed their concern about safety, but she was just as safe there as she had been at other schools. Everyone was friendly and accepted her for who she was.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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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.

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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92%

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96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
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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98%

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99%

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98%

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81%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty92%
Not poverty92%

Language

All Students59%
Female73%
Male46%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Poverty56%
Not poverty62%

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education14%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
Poverty71%
Not poverty77%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education14%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
Poverty66%
Not poverty69%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White47%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education14%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%
Poverty44%
Not poverty50%
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%
Female96%
Male100%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Poverty73%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Poverty84%
Not poverty4%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty87%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female70%
Male85%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Poverty68%
Not poverty90%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 58%
Black 15% 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 68%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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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
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Richard E Pate
Fax number
  • (205) 648-4709

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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330 Glenn C Gant Circle
Dora, AL 35062
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Phone: (205) 648-6863

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