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Posted April 29, 2012

This is a great school. The teachers are great as well as the administrators. It is clean, orderly, and safe. Students consistently rate it as one of their favorite schools...including my two sons. But because the school is located on the other side of town and use to be the historically black high school, it suffers from an unfair perception problem. It is not a student perception problem but rather a parent perception problem...most of who have never stepped foot in the school. These parents simply need to grow up, be honest, and examine their own suppressed racist views. By the way, I am white and very proud to have sent my children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2011

Well this school is a very great school for learning. But the only thing that people might have a problem with is the location because it is in the hood. The kids there are very nice and friendly. We have lots of thing to do at this school we have some of the nicest teachers and if you are not good at making friends you can make some. Also, you might want to bring your own lunch because it is nasty! Thank you

Posted June 7, 2010

I have attended this school before and i found a very uncomfortable and academically poor and the campus isn't in very goo shape either.

Posted August 18, 2008

My son was skeptical at first about this school. He has been in private school in Phenix City his whole life. He has been there two weeks and loves it already. The school offers a lot of different and fun electives. (Robotics, archery in PE, drama) Even in the school we were paying through the nose for, these things were not available. The faculty is very nice and helpful. The administrators really try to make you feel welcome. Great school!!
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Posted January 7, 2008

Caring staff, outstanding technology, engaging extracurriculars, and focus on student achievement. Excellent school.

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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.

470 students were tested at this school in 2012.









The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

474 students were tested at this school in 2012.








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


All Students80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education31%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%


All Students73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education28%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 69% 34%
White 25% 58%
Hispanic 4% 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Jason Curtis Bryant
Fax number
  • (334) 297-8274


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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521 Fontaine Rd
Phenix City, AL 36869
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Phone: (334) 298-2527


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