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W S Neal High School

Public | 8-12 | 400 students

 
 

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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 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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98%

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99%

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96%

2010

 
 
91%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
66%

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78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
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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99%

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98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

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79%

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81%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty74%
Not poverty90%

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty88%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Poverty74%
Not poverty94%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%
Poverty58%
Not poverty81%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education92%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education75%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students97%
Female93%
Male100%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education75%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty98%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Poverty86%
Not poverty93%
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 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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