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Pleasant Valley High School

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Posted September 2, 2012

This is such a wonderful school. There are fantastic teachers who truly care about the students. I went there from 8th grade until graduation and loved every second of it. It is a great small, country school where everyone knows everyone.


Posted March 17, 2010

I had 2 children go to PV from K thru 12. I was always very pleased with the academic as well as the extracurricular activities available. If you ever feel you need to talk to someone at the school for any reason they always make time to spend with you. I feel that I as well as my children were blessed to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Everyone in this school is nice even though our band program is not reconized as well as some of the other sports in the school. If you are thinking about moving in the area i think that you r child would do well and prosper here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2009

I have been very happy with Pleasant Valley High School. My son came from a big 5A school to PV. He is hearing impaired and everyone there seems very interested in him getting a proper education. I have been really happy with one teacher in particular, Ms. Jan Roberts she goes way above and behond her roll as a teacher. My son feels as if he also has a friend someone who will take time with him and ensure that he is not left behind. She is amazing with him for this I am very gratfull.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

Pleasant Valley High is in my opinion, one of the better schools in the area. My daughter went to Saks through 6th grade and we moved to P.V. Most of the teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help so long as they show a willingness to learn. Principle Giles is tough but fair, handling situations as they arise, instead of letting them get out of hand. From what I have seen, he shows no partiality with regards to punishment, etc. Two of my biggest issues with the school were (1) The kids are mean. If you want to live your own life and not be a robot, they will tear you down, and (2) the music department is limited so that if you do not join band in 7th grade, you can never join, thus making the band and students suffer. Overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

All of my children love Pleasant Valley High School! The teachers do so much more than the any other school I have heard about. There are four computers in most classrooms. I think that is very important. The principal knows every child by name. That really impressed me, especially since there are over 700 students there. They offer many different sports teams, but the band is great too. Parents are made to feel welcome by everyone. I recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

When my daughter attended last year she loved it. We hated to leave. It is an excellent school and to be honest and I really don't want to offend anyone, my daughter liked that there very little students of other , how should I say, background.If you are lucky enough to be in this school district I think you will be satisfied.
—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.

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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 73% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students89%
Female85%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty94%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty98%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

61 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
79%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

80 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
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 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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty93%

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female81%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty95%
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 education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education77%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty93%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education77%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education92%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty97%
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 99% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 44%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4141 Pleasant Valley Rd
Jacksonville, AL 36265
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Phone: (256) 741-6700

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