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Pinson Valley High School

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Posted September 22, 2009

Anybody that can but up with my son and still find good in him is loving and caring and shows that they're not just there for the pay. I love the Pinson school system, because they have shown love to my children. I have 2 kids that have been there from Palmerdale to Pinson High and have 4 to go, and I refuse to put them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because they are willing to go the extra mile to do what is needed for the children.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

Even though my fellow students and i believe there are somethings that are not fair. It is an over all good school.I love it and being now that it is my senior year i will miss it when i leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

Pinson is a great school but the new schedule is horrible. A lot of people are going to be failing this year because of the stress of trying to take 8 classes all year now. It'd be prefevt if we had the old schedule back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

i love pinson because its so much laughter at the school the falculty and staff loves everyone especially the principal i can actually say pvhs is what i stand for and i love all my pepsquad yearbook and diamond doll members.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

This school is taking great steps to prepare my son for whatever comes after high school. We love the new AP and PreAp programs and the Freshman Academy is one of the most innovative things I've seen out of a public school in years. I am proud to call PV home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Excellent administrative staff and super teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

PVHS was granted a huge access learning grant this year and with the addition of 2 new principals the year is going really well! With the new fine arts center and science buildings underway you can feel the excitement and pride the staff and students are experiencing. My students love school here and have been very successful in their academic pursuits. Teachers are very committed to the students and try in every way to be available to them. Great school with a home town feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

I love Pinson school district because it is fun ivroment for students and now the new principals are muking things even better the only thing i have a problem with is next years crazy scedual.I wish they would just leave the block scedual in play or go back to periods insted.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

Hopefully since Mrs.Brown is now in charge things will get better. She has always shown the students respect and in return the students respect her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

Nice country school with personal attention to eductation, sports, and social life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

I think PVHS is a good school, they just seem to have some issues. A lot of times, you don't know what's going on with your child unless they play sports. You aren't warned if your child is failing until later in the year, and teachers don't seem to go the extra distance to ensure that you are aware of your child's progress. I will say this, the schools policies are good, and the new principle is also very involved and trying to change the overall expectations of the school as a whole and keeping the parents involved. I'm sure that if PVHS stays on the right track, the school will truly be a more rounded school by the time my daughter at Rudd Middle gets there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

I love pinson valley it rocks my socks
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

I currently go to pinson and i have to agree that this school has gone to the dogs!!!! We may be a low budget school but this is rediculous!!!! The teachers dont know what their doing and expect us to already know what their talking about. nobody learns anything anyways so reading their minds is deffently out of the question!!!! Its not like we choose to be here so please lighten up on the rude comments!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2007

I am very concerned about PVHS, they have a sub standard academic program that they try to cover up in the interest of sports. Also, there is little exposure to the arts. The students do not graduate with the level of exposure of students at other schools that have a curriculum sub standard to PVHS. While the academics and arts leave something lacking in the students, parent involvement and the sports program is wonderful. If that is all you need for your child, you will be in great shape!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

PVHS is the worst school. It has the worst teachers. They do not care about teaching. None , not one of my teachers ever cared if the class understood the lesson, just if they were on time and able to finish all the agenda for the day.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2006

My daughter has been in the Pinson school system since the 6th grade and is now a freshman @ PVHS. She has struggled with her grades for most of this time but I am glad to say that she just received her first report card for this year and had 3 A's and 1 C. I think this says a lot about PVHS. Whether it be the quality of the curriculum, the teachers or just the general environment, it is working out well for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Pinson has changed my life by allowing me to open doors that I had never even had access to before. I encourage the students and the faculty to continue to move foreward!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2006

PVHS is doing a very good job and the scores show it. My children are excelling due to their effort, the faculty's effort and my own personal involvement. This formula is the key to success. This coming year PVHS will offer dual enrollment on campus. This will further the opportunities that this school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I was a student at Pinson for one year. My senior year. My mother moved to the Pinson area my last year of high school. Before I attended Pinson I was a student at Ensley High School. Some of these reviews are downing Pinson area schools but I totally disagree. I was so upset with my mother for moving out there my SENIOR year. I was leaving my friends; I had to leave my comfort zone. I can say one thing though... It was well worth it. I learned so much more in that one year than I did three years at Ensley High. The teachers at Pinson were very concerned about our education and they did everything in their power to help us. I am so happy my hig school years ended at Pinson Valley High. My three younger brothers are all in Pinson area schools. Thanks mom!
—Submitted by a former student


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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

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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Reading

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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.

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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
62%

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64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

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98%

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99%

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96%

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96%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

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82%

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88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education75%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty89%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students59%
Female68%
Male51%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Special education14%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant59%
Poverty46%
Not poverty72%

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education25%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty63%
Not poverty84%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Special education36%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty71%
Not poverty84%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female57%
Male66%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Special education29%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant62%
Poverty45%
Not poverty79%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education82%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty95%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education35%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty81%
Not poverty91%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education47%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty82%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education65%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty86%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female75%
Male88%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education53%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty71%
Not poverty91%
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 56% 58%
Black 33% 34%
Hispanic 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 51%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Lurlean Brown
Fax number
  • (205) 379-5145

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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6895 No 75 Hwy
Pinson, AL 35126
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