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Moody High School

Public | 8-12 | 656 students

 
 

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Posted July 18, 2012

I attended this school. Over the years I noticed how the better teachers were either let go for idiotic reasons or they left because they could get a more competitive salary at a better school. Football was a main focus as was religion. Students were treated very rudely by other student for not attending religious groups or not agreeing with Replublican ideals. Most of my senior year was spent watching movies. Also the school was not accredited, I am told it is now. Because of this I was denied at several colleges and universities. It is all about who you know at this school. Bullies and trouble makers are very rarely punished because administrators "have known them for most of their lives, and they are not that kind of kid." The councelor never encouraged anyone to higher education. Most of the time the materials sit on a shell and are a come and get them kind of deal. Honestly, I learned more in my first year of college than the entire 4 at MHS. I would not recommend this school to anyone.


Posted May 20, 2009

My niece goes to this school, and I am amazed at how little work she has to do and can still be in the AP classes. In addition, it appears that the students have little respect for the teachers, and the diversity in this school is significantly less than the community profile. It strikes me as an elitist small town school, with the typical cliques and favorites. Looking at the schools overall scores, it does not score very high as compared to schools in Mountain Brook, Vestavia and Trussville. What a shame.


Posted May 15, 2009

Moody school is the worst school a student could go to. All Moody cares about is football. And nothing else. The teachers are so lazy. Most teachers dont teach all they do is click a button and the slides change. Really its school we have to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

I'm a student at Moody High and I could probably type around 10 paragraphs of complaints about my school. But firstly, I have a real problem in understanding who hires the teachers. The administration has hired very young teachers which have contributed to lack of experience. They are also very incompetent in the way they handle dicispline. The school is lacking a considerable fine art program, and are highly concentrated on football. Moody is a growing area, but the school is not diverse, and racial feuds have came to this school one too many times. This is why i've been considering many other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

The school definitely needs to provide more highly qualified teachers. Also, a focus on the course of study is much needed. The students need more encouragement and extracurricular activities to prevent an increased drop-out rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

I went to this school and everything about it is great. All of the staff has in one way or another affected my life on more than just a schloarly level. I have received insite on life and an education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2005

As a former student, (class of 1998), I think I am in a position to testify to the quality of the teachers. Overall, I would say they are very competent in their selected studies, as well as overall knowledge of many things. As we all know from growing up, school isnt about just what you learn in a textbook, it's the experience that really carries you through life, and I feel my experiences were enhanced at Moody High. Granted, I was in the band program as was one of the previous writers, and I learned most of everything from that class, but my overall experience was spectacular, and I would recommend it to anyone. Great school, and great community to raise a kid in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 14, 2005

Moody High School has a wonderful staff & faculty that is continually involved in educating, caring, and preparing each student for 'real life'. There is a lot of emphasis on the Alabama High School Graduation Exam because each student must pass the exam to obtain a Alabama High School Diploma. Moody High School not only educates each student in academics, but in life skills as well as being a 'team player' through athletics.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2004

The campus is new (2-3 yrs old) wonderful, except at 3:05 when you are trying to pick up a kid and all the HS drivers get in front of you. There is NO LIBRARIAN, but there is a library. The new administration is great BTW. But my son complained of being taught only to pass the High School Graduation exams, that he had not really 'learned' anything except in band, since 8th grade! And the teachers teach like slugs, way too slow. With these complaints, I've found another 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 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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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

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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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94%

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92%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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68%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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86%

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87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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72%

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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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98%

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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93%

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87%

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89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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96%

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93%

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90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

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93%

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91%

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85%

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92%
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%
Female96%
Male96%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education69%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty97%
Not poverty96%

Language

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education31%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty63%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education38%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty76%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education25%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty73%
Not poverty89%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female62%
Male81%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education44%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty60%
Not poverty80%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Blackn/a
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 Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students93%
Female0%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty90%
Not poverty94%

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty95%
Not poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty85%
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 87% 58%
Black 9% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 34%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Moody, AL 35004
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