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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 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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Reading

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%

Language

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Poverty65%
Not poverty89%

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Poverty67%
Not poverty78%

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Poverty63%
Not poverty84%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female55%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
Poverty57%
Not poverty73%
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty98%
Not poverty96%

Language

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Poverty71%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty80%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty83%
Not poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty83%
Not poverty88%
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 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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Phone: (205) 489-5593

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