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Winston Co High School

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Posted March 28, 2006

My child and I both attended WCHS. It was the best time of our life. It allows children to be as active as they want while being supported by parents and teachers. I have been very successful since leaving WCHS and my daughter would settle for nothing less. Yes I am sure that some schools may offer other things, all schools are that way. WCHS is just all together well rounded, great and friendly faculty that knows the students by name. You know all the people in your class, its just very tight knit. And the school system is growing as we speak, and is forever changing and adapting to the changing world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2006

DSMS and WCHS: Both my children and I attended this school. It is located in a rural area and is a county school. The school lacks proper music classes, does not offier art or drama in any form unless your child is among the very few certain teachers labled 'gifted Children'. These gifted children are recommended by their teachers. If you as a parent are not involved in the local Ladies Clubs or a teachers child your child will have a difficult time getting a teacher recommendation. The parent involvement in this school is mainly based on band members parents, athletic players students, if other parents are not polictically connected in the community in some way, you and your child will not be important in this school. Unfortunately, this comes with the small town polictics of Double Springs. The Childen go without acidemically will the coaches pay excels. Sports Rule.
—Submitted by a parent


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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
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

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

85 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

75 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty96%

Language

All Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special educationn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty62%
Non-poverty71%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty79%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty70%
Non-poverty82%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female56%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Special educationn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty75%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty94%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
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 98% 58%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1222 Co Rd 24
Double Springs, AL 35553
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