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Mattie T Blount High School

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Posted September 23, 2013

This school was subject to a 2011 Federal lawsuit due to discriminatory suspension of students. They were suspended, not for behavior problems or fighting or even for academic violations. Some students received suspensions for 50 days simply for having a shirt that wasn't completely tucked in. In one case, the principal spotted a student whose shirt became untucked AS HE WAS TUCKING IT BACK IN, and still suspended him for 50 days. These draconian practices may be ending due to a lawsuit, but should it really take a lawsuit to get a school to focus on important academic issues rather than forcing students not to be able to get an education?


Posted December 8, 2010

Blount honestly needs improvement.I wouldn't reccomend it to any student who wishes to enjoy there high school experience. The band is pretty good though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

I am a student at mattie.T blount high school and this is a great school we never have no problem here so what the media say about the students here it is not ture we are good stuents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I am a student at Blount Highschool and what the media says about the students and the school is not all true . Yes we have some discipline problems but Mrs. Matthews makes sure they are handled and we do have educated and dedicted students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

All of the teachers I had at Blount were like family; they were always there to talk whether your grades were slipping or a family member died. That is what I appreciate most about Blount High School; you were more than just another student.I think the most important lesson I learned at Blount was not to let other's negative perceptions of you define who you are.The teachers were always behind me 100% & that's why I had the motivation to work hard, excel, and receive scholarship offers totaling over $300,000.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

Blount may not have had good scores and have had bad situations happen, but there are smart, gifted and talented students that attend it. Most of these students just don't apply themselves as they should.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2006

I believe that this school is a shining example of how poorly students can come together and function productively.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2005

Mattie Thomas Blount High School is the best school in the land. It's not just a school, it's a family with a great staff of professionals. The traditions of this school will be carried with me throughout my life. They offer everything you need to know in the real world. Often times people tend to have negative things to say about this school and it's background, but unless you haven't taught or been taught there then you don't have anything to say. I love this school and I appreciate all of the teachers who have helped raise me. Like they say, it takes a village to raise a child! Thanks Blount!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

I think that blount hish school is 1 of the best high school programs in mobile county
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2004

I want to say that the teachers at Blount High School are doing an out standing job with our kids. Mrs. Spriggs is an outstanding person and needs to remaine as their dance instructor. Ms. Pace earns 10 stars as well.
—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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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

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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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90%

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89%

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90%

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91%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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76%

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63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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80%

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80%

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76%

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77%
Social Studies

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

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56%

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44%

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50%
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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97%

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97%

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88%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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91%

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87%

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93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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96%

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97%

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96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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93%

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90%

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91%

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91%
Social Studies

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

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88%

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86%

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89%

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89%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education63%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Poverty89%
Not poverty93%

Language

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
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Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education19%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Poverty76%
Not poverty79%

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
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Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education63%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty83%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
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Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education19%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty80%
Not poverty83%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
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Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education13%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%
Poverty55%
Not poverty62%
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%
Female2%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education89%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty98%
Not poverty96%

Language

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education85%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Poverty90%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education81%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty96%
Not poverty0%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education74%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty93%
Not poverty93%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education81%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Poverty87%
Not poverty89%
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
Black 99% 34%
White 1% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 89%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jerome Collins Woods
Fax number
  • (251) 221-3075

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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5450 Lott Rd
Eight Mile, AL 36613
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