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Dale Co High School

Public | 8-12 | 364 students

 
 

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Posted April 1, 2014

Dr. Cain is the best thing to happen to Dale County. Great principal.. All the teachers care about students. Friendly environment. A great school all around!


Posted September 23, 2010

This school needs a better principal. this principal has no leadership quailty what so ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

The principle is firm and strong on the dress code. We need more principals like him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

I think dale county is a great place to be a kid and i intend to spread what i learned in that wonderful teaching establishment to the needy people in africa and iraq.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2006

After attending Dale County High School for four years I am proud to see that the school is on the rise. The school has undergone remodeling and faculty changes(some I didn't really agree with) and really seems to be coming around.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2006

DCHS is, in my opinion, one of the best-kept secrets in education in lower Alabama. We are not perfect, to be sure, but as a smaller school we do not have many of the problems of our larger schools with 'better' reputations. Our faculty works hard and cares about our students because, being a small school we know our students. This keeps many of the 'typical' problems schools today encounter at a minimum. Our academic standards are second to none for a school with our demographic makeup. Students from our school compete against students from across the country in activities such as the National Stock Market Simulation. DCHS has dominated the top ten in that competition for the past five years. Last year one-fourth of our senior class won academic scholarships to college. We are a small school, but we are second to none.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2006

Overall this is a ok school. it would be better if they would keep the teachers that are working and don't get rid of of just the new ones becouse they might turnout just as good as the ones that are there now.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Migrantn/a
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Povertyn/a
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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.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
60%

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72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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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99%

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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89%

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99%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty95%

Language

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Poverty73%
Not poverty80%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male80%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty79%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Poverty76%
Not poverty77%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female50%
Male72%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%
Poverty55%
Not poverty69%
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 eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students0%
Female93%
Male0%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty92%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female83%
Male95%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Poverty84%
Not poverty94%
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 74% 58%
Black 23% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 66%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Midland City, AL 36350
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