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Buckhorn High School

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Posted May 31, 2013

I was a student at Buckhorn High School until my Junior year. The school itself is beauitful but the students are unwelcoming and plain ignorent. I came from a northern town and didn't quite understand what to make of southern states. Many students believed because of my background it was alright to pick on me, teachers would even join in. It got to the point where I was shoved into lockers and down staircases. One time I was even surrounded and taunted in the presence of a teacher and when I reported it to the principle their response was "oh, kids will be kids. learn to grow a back bone." that's disgusting. If it was my choice, that school needs a good reality check. I'm now a senior and going to a different local school and much happier. I'd never go back.


Posted March 29, 2011

I am a senior at Buckhorn High School. I have to admit that there are a few teachers that seem like they do not care about you. At times it feels like the only thing those teachers care about is the sport in which they coach. On the other hand there are teachers who would lay their life down for you. I was enrolled in JROTC until my junior year, Colonel Hartley and SGM John Johnson were my two favorite teachers at Buckhorn High School. Unlike like all of the other teachers, they showed thier cadets that they actually cared. Colonel and SGM would go out of their way to help any student at Buckhorn out. They do not judge you by your past or even the people you follow. However, they taught me not to be a follower but to become a leader, so that I would be able to help someone get out of a "sticky situation". Colonel Hartley and SGM Johnson turned my life around, and help me turn my best friends life around. They are my heros! SGM Johnson's favorite line is "Oh how I love it here." and he and Colonel Hartley made me love it here at Buckhorn High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2011

As a senior at BHS, I've really enjoyed my high school experience. I have moved around quite a bit and Buckhorn is by far the most welcoming school I've ever been to. Of course there will always be those parents who hate the world because their child has social problems or is lagging in math, but this really is a great school. Every teacher offers tutoring and there are many programs which you can enroll in to get help and make friends. All the kids are good ole southern kids so if you're from around here, you know what I'm talking about. The teachers actually care here, they want their students to benefit from every class. THey care about thier students in and outside of school. I would suggest this school to anyone moving into the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2011

I don't believe Buckhorn is a school that can really improve the lives of students. My son went to school there and needed extra help and was told to come in early, which he did, and the teacher wasn't there. This happened on more than one occasion. There was little encouragement and the students themselves are rude and non-accepting of students who haven't lived in the area all their lives. There is not a high bar set on excellence and respect. I was very disappointed in the entire experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Buckhorn is great! I just moved my family here from Denver and we wanted to be in a not so congested area. Even though people say Winchester Road is so congested, they havn't lived in Denver! Buckhorn High is great and they really work with my job. I don't really care for her counselor, but other than that the faculty and the administration are wonderful! I did a little research to find out that Buckhorn is one of the top schools in North Alabama and its one of the fastest growing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

Buckhorn is an average school, period. I graduated 2 years ago and can honestly say that even though I took several AP classes - the 'highly qualified/AP certified' teachers did not teach at an advanced level. As a college sophomore, I am not as academically prepared as my classmates seem to be. BHS classroom expectations for advanced classes are not, in my opinion, as challenging as they should be. I honestly think I would have learned more by taking the regular classes versus the AP/Honor's courses. Grading is a joke in the AP classes and not reflective of learning at all. I had a 4.0+ GPA and yet I failed many tests and didn't complete many assignments(due to not understanding). Sure we 'covered' all the material but that was about it. ~Let Down in Bama
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

Buckhorn High School is an excellent school in all areas. Academics 1st of all are most important and Buckhorn faculty understands that. The teachers work well with all the students, and are always availabe for extra help if needed. Counselors are personable and really help students prepare for college. Principals are understandable and nice. Athletic division at Buckhorn is great as well football is getting better with every season, Basketball is great as it always has been, Cross Country is growing and placing in all races, soccer team, track,tennis,Cheer,dance, and Wrestling are some more of the many sports Buckhorn has. There are more clubs and orginizations at buckhorn than you can count. Overall Buckhorn is a great school filled with great teachers and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

My child was a Freshman last year and and he is a slow learner. I have to say his teachers and the counsler was very helpful. He had a very good yaer. Thanks to all the teachers and adminstrator staff for eveything you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

I am currently a junior at said school and I firmly believe that what I learn and experience there will not only prepare me for college but life after. I agree that I have not seen the head principal often but I believe he is doing more important things than standing in the hallway watching us. Though the work is challenging and the drama department is in desperate need of a theatre not just a gym stage, I truly do learn something new everyday and am enthralled with the ingenuity of our drama teacher/leader, even though he has little to work with he puts on amazing productions. As a student I believe other students, as well as myself, take our advantages for granted and do not acknowledge the truly outstanding school we attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

I am a student at Buckhorn. This school is not given enough crdit for everything they do and the awards the school recieves. People put schools like Grissom and Bob Jones on a throne and they don't want to mention the country school way out yonder. This school is preparing me for college. I couldnt have asked for a better school. This school doesn't try and baby you and just get you out of their system. They give constructivve criticism and try and mold you into a better student. This school, Buckhorn High School, is the best school in Madison County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

As a former student I would like to say that it is a decent school. The theatre department there is in some need of some help, some of the faculty is worthless, and although I graduated last year I only really saw the principal once. My personal belief towards the counselors there is that if you're not smart or rich you don't matter, at least that's how i felt. On a positive note, they did prepare me for college, the teachers not the counselors. To the parents, classrooms are over crowded and the ceiling is falling apart, the a/c and heating really is horrible, but i do believe your children are in safe hands.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

I am a freshmen this year. I love this school. They seem to have a activity for everything. I love their JROTC program. Sargent Major Johnson is a great man who cares for all his students. The rest of the teachers here are great. They care for each student and try to help in any way possible. If you are a parent thinking of moving to the New Market area and want a good high school, you should pick Buckhorn. It is a 5 star school. Enough said!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

Buckhorn is a great school. The school is growing every year. Currently, my child tells me there is alot of construction going on to the school. New Cafeteria, classrooms, 9th grade center, new hallways, i havent had any problems out of Buckhorn. They offer a variety of Pre-AP and AP classes. They are all about in enforcing academic excellence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I'm currently a senior at Buckhorn. I came here from ohio and I was shocked when I started classes. The kids here are rude and disrespectful. They can barely get through a simple task without complaining. It's really quite nauseating. As far as the teachers go, they aren't bad. The guidance counsIers are great. The dress code is not strict at all. I see girls half dressed all the time. Hope this helps someone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

Im currently a sophmore at Buckhorn High School and I think this school is awesome. The academic expectations and achievments are way beyond par. If this school got enough publicity on it s academic acheivement and excellence then maybe this school could grow and expand and live up to its full potential. The atomosphere is great, I have lots of friends, of course there are going to be a couple of bad apples, but thats at every school. The teachers really do care, the administration is involved, the parents are involved, and the COMMUNITY is involved. This school is truly a CLASS A, 5-Star, School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2007

My child attends Buckhorn High School and the enviroment is so positive and the teachers are all highly certified and dynamic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I am a former graduate of Buckhorn High School, and I think that Buckhorn is a great school. At first I did not like Buckhorn becaue of the dress code and other silly rules. However for the most part Buckhorn was a good school. I had some really extraordinary teachers. As a college student now I have to say that without my great educational background from Buckhorn High School I would be lost. The biggest differnece between high school and college is the teachers. Teachers take much more time with the students in high school, and I have to say that has made all the difference in college. There will always be disagreements with the rules and administration, but I am thankful I was able to attend Buckhorn High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2005

Maybe Buckhorn may be a great school to some parents that have kids without learning disabilities. Sure the teacher's are going to take the time for those kids, they catch on easy and the teacher doesn't have to help. Well at one time I thought Buckhorn would be a great school, until I sent my daughter there and yes she has learning disabilities. It was the most useless year she has every had. The teacher's do not want to go the extra mile to help the student's, thinking just teach them a little and let that be that just to keep the parents happy. Well I do not send my child to school for nothing else but to learn. It was a struggle the whole time. It's a shame you have to fight for the right to have a education. Never send your child there if they have disabilities. Debra
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

Two of my sons graduated 3 years ago and I have been involved with other youth from church that attended Buckhorn. There are more excellent teachers than bad and most of the teachers seem to care for all their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Buckhorn is an excellent school. Since I am a teacher myself, I value academic excellence over all other factors. Buckhorn definitely delivers in this area. They also have very well established sports programs for students who desire sports participation. My youngest child will graduate next year. I have two older children who graduated from Buckhorn very well prepared for college.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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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

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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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

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99%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

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91%

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88%

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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90%

2011

 
 
93%

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89%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

213 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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91%
Social Studies

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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87%

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88%

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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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

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99%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

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99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

197 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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99%
Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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100%

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96%

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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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education92%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White89%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education27%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty91%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White91%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education50%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native94%
White91%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education50%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native88%
White89%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education50%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty91%
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%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education81%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty98%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education81%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education81%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
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 68% 58%
Black 22% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 28%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4123 Winchester Rd
New Market, AL 35761
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