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Walker High School

Public | 8-12 | 787 students

 
 

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Posted July 11, 2013

While this school may have some satisfactory classes and resources, especially in science, it absolutely fails as a mentor to those who are twice exceptional. It also has a subtle religious undertone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

Over the past few years Walker has gone down. The football team has crashed and they are just now starting to level out. The teachers and staff have started to care less and less about the students and more about themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

The academic programs at Walker High School are outstanding. AP classes are now offered, and Walker has produced at least one National Merit Finalist in each of the last five years. The faculty has exceptional credentials. The teacher-student ratio is very low, especially in advanced/honor classes. Activities are plentiful, with a girls' Anchor Club that has placed in the top 3 internationally. The Anchor Club sponsor is the 2007 International Sponsor of the Year. The Key Club is the oldest active Key Club in the state of Alabama. Walker's athletic program boasts the 2006-2007 State 5A Boys' Tennis Champions; girls' tennis finished 2nd in state. I have a child who just graduated, and she was very well prepared for college, both academically and socially. I highly recommend Walker High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

As a former student of Walker High School, I can say that I received a quality education that prepared me for my undergraduate and graduate studies. Teachers at Walker are highly qualified to teach their respective subjects. Counselors aid students in choosing a proper path after graduation. Walker is comparable to over-the-mountain schools in Birmingham as well as an excellent school to send any student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 1, 2005

I think Walker High was a very positive experience both from a social and an academic perpective. The science and math programs stick out in particular, as the labs have better than usual equipment for the high school level. Computational resources are excellent, as I revist campus every once in awhile, I seem to always notice new computer equipment. As I mentioned earlier, social interaction is plentiful as well. Dozens of clubs and sporting opportunities exist, so everyone should find a place to fit in. Most of Walker's shortcomings come in from the administation level. I only had to endure one year with the current assistant principal. Also, a lot of those great Science/Math/Computer resources aren't being expoited appropriately in the curriculum. Why no programming classes or 2nd semester chemistry?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2005

I attended Walker High School from 1998-2002. After receiving my education at Walker, I was very prepared to enter college. The only downside to Walker is that they do not offer Advanced Placement classes. Teachers are mostly helpful, although the administration is lacking. The principal doesn't seem to be involved, and the assistant principal focuses on the wrong methods in helping students succeed by stringently punishing students who simply need a reprimand. Overall, Walker High School is the best place to receive and education in Walker County.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2005

I went to this school my freshman year in 2003-2004. I would say this would be the best school to go to in walker. But after transfering to my new high school, Walker was very disappointing. The teachers are pretty cool, but the Assistant principal is very disliked and has no control over the students. The rules are very over the top if you ask me. This school has no pride other than the cheerleaders, football team, and somewhat the band. The teachers spread roumors and they can make up some lies to. I am very glad I left there, my new school is alot better. Better people, teachers are somewhat not as good, but the technical classes are way better. Now I have a chance of getting certifications during my high school. The students at walker are mostly cool, mainly the band.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 25, 2004

I graduated from Walker in 1999. In my opinion it is the best school for anyone to attend. The teachers really prepare the students for college and the extra cirricular programs are excellent. I would definitely let my children attend Walker. Also, there are a lot of scholarships available from this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 8, 2003

When I visited this school, I seen it to be a well- structured school. The people there were well mannered, and you couldn't ask for a nicer staff. They were very encouraging to the children as the walk down the halls to there next class.


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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 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

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

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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96%

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98%

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97%

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93%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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76%

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85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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87%

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84%

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78%
Social Studies

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

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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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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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99%

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97%

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99%

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97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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99%

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96%

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97%

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94%
Social Studies

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

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91%

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91%

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97%
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 Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education74%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty94%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students76%
Female89%
Male65%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education26%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty63%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty76%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education24%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty66%
Not poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education26%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty59%
Not poverty82%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male95%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible0%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education91%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty0%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education82%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education73%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Poverty83%
Not poverty0%
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
White 78% 58%
Black 19% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1601 Highland Ave
Jasper, AL 35501
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