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South Highlands Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 576 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2008

I love my school because the parties,games,and lots of other fun stuff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2006

I have three children attending SHES this year, one last year and three more to follow. I hope that through all the fund raisers and pto involvement, the parent involvement will be able to pick up and the hands on, project aspect of going to school will be enhanced. In comparision to Andalusia, where I went to school, this one is lacking in this type of education. Bringing the parents into the childrens school is more than teacher conferences and one school lunch a year. Kids love to show off what they are doing. They love to have their parents at the school for more than 15minutes. My kids like this school, but I find it boring. One field trip and the holiday parties, aren't what I grew up with. Where did quality school spirit go...extra homework, not exactly what I had in mind! Do something extra once and a while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

My daughter and I are new to Opp,AL. She began school here in March after Spring break. Her teacher has gone out of her way to help her.My daugther is ADHD and she has a really hard time reading.So I went to the IEP teacher because she was labled OHI and I was concerned about her not being able to read. So they retested her at my request for Dislexeia and ADHD.The results shows that it is more than ADHD. She is also Dislexic .Now she will be able to get the help she really needs under SLD.So I want to say Thank You to the Teachers for all there help.I rate this school excellant.Agin Thank You all.
—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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education38%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty84%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education62%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty96%
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

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty81%
Not poverty94%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 58%
Black 22% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 55%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Brett Kinsaul
Fax number
  • (334) 493-7082

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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503 Brown St
Opp, AL 36467
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