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Wicksburg High School

Public | K-12 | 940 students

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Posted December 21, 2010

Wicksburg is an excellent school! Our mission statement, Striving for Excellence, guides our footsteps as we dedicate each day to maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.

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Posted May 5, 2013

Wicksburg Elementary and High School Very personal and academically driven. The teachers care about the success of each student and the administration would go to any length to protect and guide their students as they would their own children. It is not an over-crowded school like those in Enterprise or Dothan so teachers are able to give students the attention they need. Recommended for anyone who wants their children to excel in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

Wicksburg is a great school. Some will not like it because it is small and more personal. Others will love it for that. There are the typical folks who want to be the "big fish" in the little pond, but they are at every school. There are some teachers (not many) that you would not want your kids to suffer through and there are the ones that you would fight for your kids to be taught by. In a small school, everyone knows which is which. No school is perfect, including this one. The kids that attend here have been taught right from wrong, they believe in God, and know that anything they do will get back to their parents because of the nature of a small school. Nepotism is an issue and needs to be looked at closely. The school staff loves "their" kids (all of them). If you are not used to hearing your name prefaced by Sir or Maam, you should try this school. It is refreshing to be around respectful kids. This school still retains some of the moral values we in the South were raised with. There are problems everywhere in schools, but at least when there is a problem in Wicksburg, it gets addressed and fixed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

Well, the end of the school year is near and once again, we see great test results despite failing leadership. Nine school days remain but all the teaching is done. So why spend the money? This year we've had one teacher and her aide (hired through nepotism) have been fired, another teacher was/is under investigation after administering corporal punishment too hard. Parents are not welcome at all - except at 3PM. The elementary principal will not even blink without permission from the HS principal. The HS principal is over her head but considering the talent at the board, she's on par. The baseball team had a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

Small town USA. If you've lived here all your life, you are white, you play football and the "principal" likes you then this is the school for you. The school board pats us on the head and sends the money to Rehobeth. Bullying is not tolerated unless it is done by a teacher, teacher's kid, or a popular kid. Buildings need to be torn down and a new school built. Bathrooms stink. Poor man's country club/ private school = few minorities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

WHS is a small school with small-minded staff, with only the occasional helpful and interested teacher. The front office staff rely too heavily on student help in the main office, and the students are nearly as clueless as the front office staff. The gross disorganization and severe lack of communication are enough to turn any parent or student away. Sports are too over-emphasized and academics take a back burner to football. Bullying is said to not be tolerated, but we have found otherwise, on far too many occasions. We will be relocating as quickly as possible. Overall, a VERY poor choice in schools. Highly NOT recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

Wicksburg is a wonderful school. So far I have 3 children there and one more who will be there in a couple of years. I have a son with a learning disabilty but is also gifted. We were at another school in the beginning and his teachers has decided that he just wasn't good enough and something was very wrong with him. That was a city school, then we shopped for a private school and quickly saw that they were all designed for average cookie cutter kids. So we chose to move into WHS school zone and every teacher my kids have ever had have gone above and beyond. I have also attend many trips and other events and have never seen more parental involvement in a day when such a thing is obsolete. The only schools I can think of with more family members driving their own car 3+ hours for a fieldtrip is a private school that required the parents to attend field trips. The small school, the access to faculty, the true love for these kids and their families, the true love for the school and community is hard to beat at any school in this area. Nothing can be entirely perfect but WHS is close in my family's book and I have no desire for my kids to ever leave WHS:)!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

After having taught in several schools during my teaching career (now retired), Wicksburg High School is my choice for excellence in teachers and staff. My grandchildren attend here now and everytime I "drop off and pick up" at school, I am reminded of the mission of this school "Sharing the Vision; Shaping the Future".


Posted October 5, 2010

My child has been moved around quite a bit and WHS is an excellent school. The teachers do care and academics are great. The marching band will rock your socks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I love Wicksburg High School because it is small school and I feel our children get a better education in smaller schools because our classes are small and teachers have the ablitiy to get to ever student and their needs. This school is loved the most because of the parent involvment. A good reason why we should recieve the $20,000 is because we are not a title 1 school and we have to raise money for everything we need. We could use this money to upgrade our books, computers, general supplies. We need all the help we can get to make it an even better school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

Wicksburg is one of the few K-12 schools still in existance and this is just one of the great things about our school. Because the high school and elementary is in the same location the smaller children get the opportunity to interact with the high school children. When our son tore his knee up playing little league football we had the opportunity to see the benefit of this in action. He just happened to be in the same rehab clinic as the high school football players. During rehab they encouraged him to go and when he tried to quit due to the pain they actually rallied around him to encourage him to keep going. After that day I knew that Wicksburg had the best of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

This school is one of the best schools in the area not only for the academics but the people in the community are great! I would highly consider this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

I have 2 children that attend WHS, we moved so my children could attend WHS. So far we have only encountered one disappointing teacher in the 3rd grade. But overall my children have had a great experience at WHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Overall its a great school.Teacher really work together to make sure the children are safe. I hope this year will be the same. I have twin starting this year so look forward in seeing them enjoy school with such great people. I pray that my children can lighten some teacher day by give him/her a smile or thanks for giving there time. Keep up the great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I am looking forward to learning more about WHS. I have 1 child that has attended WHS for the past 2 yrs and another that is about to enter the school system. They're both looking forward to this school yr. The 1st year was a learning experience for me as well as my child, but we made it. My grandmother taught school here for many years and my mother graduated from WHS, yet I don't know as much about WHS as I should. My experience so far is very positive. It seems that they are very diciplined and I'm glad to know that WHS is one on the last standing public schools that still honors prayer, the pledge of allegience and will give paddlings to students that require them (my son tested that & received one). So far, I am really enjoying WHS. I do agree about the car line, however!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

School is good. They are not very organized. The car line is hiddious!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

WHS is a great school. My child has had wonderful teachers throughout the years. They have added music this year for the elementary students. The parents are very involved with the school and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

I would like to say that WHS is a wonderful school. My daughter graduated last year and had attended WHS since starting the 1st grade. She was in the gifted program and had the opportunity in 5th grade to transfer to a larger school in the area. After touring their school for the gifted she decided to stay at Wicksburg because in her words 'I am a person and leader in Wicksburg but I would be a number in Enterprise'. This told her father and I that we had done the correct thing by sending her to a great school with caring teachers and wonderful parent support. The band program is awesome and so are the sports programs. The student teacher ratio is great also. This is truly a wonderful community involved school to raise your children in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

We actually moved to this area for the school. We have been here for 4 years and think it is awesome!! I have 2 children one who really has to work hard. Every teacher he has had has given him the extra attention that he has needed to reach his goals. Wicksburg is small enough that the teachers, and administrators know what is going on and they are 'in touch' with the parents so we can also know what is going on with our children. I have nothing but good to say !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

This school is as close to a Private School as you could possibly get for your child. It has been called the Houston County Private Public school often. 5 Stars for this school for Parent and facutiy involvement. Students are made to feel like one, not many. Students are well incouraged and rewarded for the hard effort in education, not sports involvement although they are encourage to participate in extra activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

Teacher/Prinicpal involvment exceeds typical schools. The school is focused more on academic success than extracurricualar activities, however there are many different exciting school functions to choose from!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 85% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
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 85% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
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 91% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
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 77% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
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 73% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
77%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty94%
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%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education53%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students90%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education60%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty95%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty96%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty85%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty92%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty80%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty96%
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 80% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%
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

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
60%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty93%
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

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty82%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

63 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%
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

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

81 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty93%

Language

All Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty90%

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty90%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female56%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty54%
Non-poverty74%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty90%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
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 population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty90%
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 91% 58%
Black 5% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Troy University
Auburn University
University of Alabama
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Cheryl Smith
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (334) 692-3184

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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How to apply

Does this school have an application or enrollment process?
 

No

Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Troy University
Auburn University
University of Alabama
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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1172 South State Hwy 123
Newton, AL 36352
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Phone: (334) 692-5549

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