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Holly Pond High School

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5 stars

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Posted March 9, 2011

I graduated HPHS in 2004. I had a great experience at Holly Pond. Most of the teachers really care about you and try to break through to the students who don't care about their own education or maybe have a rough home life.


Posted January 20, 2011

I attended Holly Pond School for 13 years and loved it! The teachers were very supportive and involved in our lives. I also loved the fact that it is a smaller school and that you recieved more one on one attention that way. My mother attended Holly Pond, I attended Holly Pond, and my children will attend Holly Pond. It is a great school!


Posted October 3, 2009

Holly Pond is a school that always caters to it's students needs. I am an alumni of Holly Pond and after attending many other high schools in alabama Holly Pond is the best by far.


Posted April 30, 2009

I personally attended this wonderful school for thirteen years. I have since had children of my own and actually moved back to the school district just so my child could attend school here. It has a wonderful atmosphere. The teachers are wonderful and truly care about their students. There are lots of activities for the children to participate in. This school is the best in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

There are plenty of extracurricular activities for all students and it is a fun place to be.


Posted October 5, 2007

I attended school at Holly Pond High School and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The teachers really care about you as a person and as a student, and they want you to do well for yourself in the in school and for the life after high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2007

We have a wonderful school. The teachers and administration are also so helpful. They really care about the education of our children. We are blessed to have such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Holly Pond is filled with teachers who care deeply about their job and the students. I have always had them to go out of their way to help in any way they can. The principal, Mr. Bartee Bryan, has Holly Pond at heart and it is obvious to see. While many schools seem to be going downhill, Holly Pond just gets better every year. And the students have much to be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I have had my son in another county school and in the city school of Cullman and have found that Holly Pond is the best in the area. The teachers find the time to inform parents of activities. They also have more one on one teaching than any other place. The band is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend this school.
—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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Reading

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
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
88%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

69 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

82 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education75%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty95%

Language

All Students76%
Female86%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education8%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty85%

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education67%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education8%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty83%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female67%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education42%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty88%
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%
Blackn/a
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 Students94%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty95%

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty98%
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 98% 58%
Black 1% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 54%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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160 New Hope Rd
Holly Pond, AL 35083
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Phone: (256) 796-5169

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