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Tuscaloosa County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1551 students

 
 

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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 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.
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

347 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

291 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

342 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education79%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Special education24%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty86%

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education40%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education31%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty93%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education23%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty60%
Non-poverty84%
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%
Male99%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible99%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty99%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education46%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty99%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education69%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education46%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty99%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education46%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty97%
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 60% 58%
Black 36% 35%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Northport, AL 35475
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