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Tuscaloosa Co High School

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Posted July 17, 2011

I have one daughter who's struggled academically since she's been in school. The teachers and staff have worked with her untill she reached a C average and now she is keeping good grades and doing great. I have another daughter who is in band and they have an amazing band program. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. The staff is always friendly, polite and on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

Most racially and socioeconomically divided school I have ever seen. I cannot believe that that segregation like this is allowed to continue. Sports are for bullies -- my child quit baseball because he would not participate in victimizing children in special education. The coach and principal said "boys will be boys." We are now homeschooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

Teachers always very helpful and want you to do your best. I have the best memories from my high school years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2005

Great School. Caring teachers and administration. Very good test scores. Offers AP classes, variety of art classes, band, and choral programs. The school does need to finish the athletic facilities. They have baseball and softball fields, but need to complete the others. They still use the old football stadium in downtown Northport. My children loved this school. I have had two children graduate from TCHS.
—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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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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education82%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty94%
Not poverty97%

Language

All Students72%
Female77%
Male66%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Special education18%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty62%
Not poverty81%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education36%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty84%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Special education33%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty71%
Not poverty90%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Special education27%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty58%
Not poverty78%
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%
Male97%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education86%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty97%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education45%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty89%
Not poverty95%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education59%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty91%
Not poverty98%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education55%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty89%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education64%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty74%
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 58% 58%
Black 38% 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 45%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Northport, AL 35475
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