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Hazel Green High School

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted June 29, 2014

Hazel Green High has a wonderful community; however, the principal lacks leadership attributes commensurate with the quality of the community. Most teachers are sincere and moral, doing their best. Math and science are inadequately taught subject areas that should be supplemented by concerned parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

This is one of the most poorly run schools in the area. Though some good teachers exist, teaching and learning is low and the administration are unsupportive and, at times, incompetent. Do not send your child to this school if you want him or her to receive a quality education and be prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

Well we transferred our son in last year as a Freshman and had no difficulty in doing so and it was from a private school. Our first year and our son's with Hazel Green was excellent. The current Principal, has improved things greatly over the past couple years and is a large reason we allowed the transfer. Things have changed for the better since the 2008 - 2011 reviews. Teachers have been great and the classes (many pre-AP) offered plenty of challenge. Don't worry too much about me not giving 5 stars, you've got to walk on water for me to give the top ratings in anything, 4 star rating from me is still excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

I went to this school for less than a year but I enjoyed every second of being there. It is a great school. Teachers are helpful, Students are accepting. Top Notch.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2011

This year I have to agree with the reviewer who said: "Recommend investigating other schools first, transferring students...." There have been changes made that are not necessarily improvements. They have switched to four periods per day and have imposed new classes on students that they did not sign up for. There is little leeway by counselors when students request a change in schedule. This attitude seems to be dominant throughout the school by admin, in general. The admin at the school decided all 9th grade students would take "career development" where they spend almost two hours a day watching films on careers like cattle recycling (i.e., making paste, etc., out of bones - no, I am not kidding). Not very challenging for the students. The kids feel like they are being treated like kindergartners (although one child corrected that to "in-mate") when they must wear their "red team" or "white team" T-shirts on Fridays. They still have very good extra-curricular events, and there definitely are many fine teachers at the school since my oldest graduated. But these and other changes have sent many parents shuffling to find other options for HS education in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

I think this is one of the worst school principals in the whole county bad bad bad the only bright side is the good teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

Academics are about average for a Madison County/Huntsville area school. A bit above Alabama averages, but a bit below national averages. School administration is extremely difficult to engage. School is more aggresively unwilling to allow parent participation in their children's educational process than any I have seen. Unable to get school to work with us on anything so far (schedule, schedule changes, etc.) Teachers seem adequate, but no current/updated dailly home work line like most schools. Recommend investigating other schools first, transferring students, like most things, is deliberately made difficult (school/BOE).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

Our teachers might have different ideologies. But I know they are open for opinions. Compare the drug and violence reports with local law enforcement officials for Hazel Green School verses other schools. Hazel Green is working. No Tolerance. Education First.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

We find that the Madison County Schools Code of Conduct differs from what the school does. It seams to me that the school board should enforce their policies and schools should not be able to change them. I also find teachers. Admistrators not accepting of different ideologes. The counselors at Hazel Green High are excellant at what they do. He (Counselor)has shown my family that he really cares about the students. He explained the block four school and what my child needed as far as classes to take. He spent good quality time with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

Hazel Green High School has a few great teachers. It is a difficult school to transfer into, many of the students (and teachers and administrators) are not accepting of different ideologies.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

All Studentsn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
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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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

94 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%

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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

219 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native92%
White98%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education61%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty97%

Language

All Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native64%
White88%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education9%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty90%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native88%
White92%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education35%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native72%
White92%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education35%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty92%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native76%
White82%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education18%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty83%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education84%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White93%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education26%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty94%

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native93%
White95%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education26%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students95%
Female99%
Male91%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education32%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native87%
White91%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education42%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty93%
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 79% 58%
Black 13% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 29%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14380 Hwy 231431 North
Hazel Green, AL 35750
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