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Gordo High School

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Posted October 28, 2009

Gordo High School is the best school ive ever been too.:) Its all about Football. Coach Mckinney is an awesome coach...Pep Rallys are also really goodd. I think the education that we get is great. Keep up the good work Coaches&&Staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2009

My 2 children graduated from Gordo High School and I have a Granddaughter in the 7th grade and grandson in the 11th. I have been very proud of the staff and the time they have taken with all of the youth. There is love at this school that you will not find in larger schools. Each of these young people come before anything. That was proven to me this past Thursday night August 27,2009 at the football game when Mrs. Gann took the band back to the band hall when the weather started getting bad and they stayed in through the half time program. Sorry to say I left before the game was over and didn't get to see the band perform after the game. But at least I know that my grandson and each of the other member were safe.Thanks to each of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

Gordo is a good school in academics, but to me i am not really satisfied with the people in the school teachers talk about students instead of help them and we even have teachers that curse, but if you think about it football is all gordo is about....Students make the grades because of the sports and trust the more your child comes involved with sports the better their grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2006

Gordo High School is very sports oriented. My son plays basketball and baseball. The leadership and professionalism of Coach Lolley and Coach Pate is beyond any parents expectation. They not only teach my son about sports but they teach him how to be a man, a leader and a team player. The input of these two in my sons life is above and beyond what any parent could ask for. The principal, the counselor and Mrs. Whaeat in the office make this school what it is. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

My grandaughter started Gordo last year and she will be graduating in 2007. She is absolutely happy. I believe she is getting the best education that a public school system can offer. She has been in three other schools with the exception of Gordo and her whole personality has came out. It is like she has found herself in a place you wouldn't have ever thought of. Keep on showing that Greenwave pride.
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Posted October 28, 2004

I have two nephew's who are senior's at this school. I feel they have been offered and they have did their best with the education offered. They are very proud of their school and the community. Both play sports and enjoy their team and team mates. Keep up the good work Gordo and continue to show improvement where needed. 10/ 28/ 2004.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 73% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
76%
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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty62%
Non-poverty87%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty98%
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

Math

All Students79%
Female72%
Male84%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students79%
Female92%
Male71%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty88%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty96%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

75 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

82 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
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 eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty87%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty94%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty87%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty100%

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty94%
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 65% 58%
Black 32% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 55%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr James Jr Chapman
Fax number
  • (205) 364-6160

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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630 4th St NW
Gordo, AL 35466
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Phone: (205) 364-7353

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