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W S Neal High School

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Posted June 25, 2012

Off topic, but does anybody know a number or email address for the school or more specifically the football coach? Strange situation but I live abroad and have found a 1973 Neal championship ring and would like to hunt down who it belongs to. Any help is much appreciated.


Posted March 27, 2009

i graduated president of my W.S. Neal High School class and pround of it. Both my boys go to Neal and would not have it any other way. Neal is the best and always will be. I will be an Eagle forever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

W.S. Neal is a great school. It's true that it's underfunded, but I never knew a teacher that wasn't qualified to teach the subject that they were teaching in any given year. The extracuricular activies do leave something to be desired, but with such a small school and so little funds there's not that much anyone can do about it. Neal has prepared me for college in many ways, expecially a certain History teacher. I am very proud to say that I'm a graduate of W.S. Neal and I'll be an Eagle forever.


Posted May 11, 2008

W.S. Neal tries to utlize the limited amount of resources it has at its disposal. In some instances, I have seen examples of teachers attempting to teach their classes in subjects they are ill-equipped to teach. From a parents and a student's perspective, this is indeed frustrating and discouraging. Combined with the county and the states very low graduation rates, etc., this should give every parent serious cause before making the decisicion to send theri children back to the Neal School System for another year of below-par learning experiences. Our kids all deserve better than this. and until we as parents command the best our teachers and adminin=strators have to oifferparents stand up and demand it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Neal is a very good school. It has an excellent faculty, and I do recommend it above other schools in the area. There are many teachers there that do not mind helping a child that does not understand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2007

W.S. Neal is a great school. The students at Neal receive a quality education. I had a great high school experience at Neal and I was very prepared for college. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 30, 2004

I am a W.S.Neal graduate.I graduated from the school in 2000.The education and guidance provided by the teachers was outstanding.However,the principal of this school leaves much to be desired.Aside from the principal,the teachers at W.S.Neal provide a perfect environment for learning and i ,for one,am very thankful to have been given the chance to attend this fine school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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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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

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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

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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.

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

70 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

93 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education93%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education14%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty85%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education43%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education21%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female73%
Male83%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty85%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty97%

Language

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty95%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty97%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty89%
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 70% 58%
Black 29% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
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 67%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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East Brewton, AL 36426
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