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Dallas County High School

Public | 10-12 | 584 students

 

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Posted March 6, 2010

Dallas County is an excellent school. We have a variety of races, religions, and ages. We don't have any racial controversy, gang violence, or drug problems. All the students get along. Most of the teachers are doing their job very well. Theres always going to be those one or two teachers that only want a paycheck. But overall, Dallas County doesn't get enough credit. Also, we have a great athletic system. Most of our students are involved in a sport. I believe that Queen Morrow has extremely improved our school and I believe she should be our principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2010

I am very pleased with most of my daughters teacher and very pleased with Dr. Queen Morrow, the way she handles situations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2010

I really like this school its just the fact that the principal is horrible!!!! The teachers are really great but the principal just seems to mess up the whole school. He is really fake and doesn't really seem to care about the school. He's making high school life go down in the dumps. We also need to have better activites and fun fundraisers that will help the school raise money.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2009

As a student, I commend Mrs Susan Jones on the progress she has made. The former principle, Earl Griffin, showed favoritism tword athletes. Mrs Jones demands that higher standards are implemented, and achieved. She pushes every student, regardless of race, religion, or financial status to do thier best in everything. She cares about every students problems, and wants give assistance. She not only pushes students for academic purposes but for life purposes also. She expects and leads the faculty to perform at the highest level and I commend her for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2009

This is a great school. I love it.They taught my child everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Dallas County High has recently completed the 10 year SACS accreditation study and committee visit. The report is outstanding with the leadership component being ranked as the highest asset of all. Under the current leadership of Mrs. Jones, the school received no citations and a record number of commendations. The administration was especially praised for providing a quality program with so few resources. Achievement at Dallas County High is at an all time high with only small gaps in achievement between ethnicities, gender, and socio-economic status. Students and parents feel that DCHS is a safe environment and students are an active part of daily life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

I think Dallas County High School would be a lot more successful if they got rid of the current principal, Susan Jones. She shows very poor leadership skills and does not represent the school as a whole very well. The Discipline problem at DCHS is gradually growing and increasing.Dallas County once was a good successful school with a reputable reputation it is no longer a reputable school. I think if the current principal Mrs.Susan Jones was gotten rid of the school would gain a reputable reputation for the county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2005

There is no parent envolvement at all.Mrs Jones,the principal,won't allow it if she doesn't like the student.The education level is great.Though not enough rules are being enforced.But other than rules only being enforced by rascism and prejudice,the academic level is ok.Though the teachers, students, and parents need to get rid of their current principal.She doesnt have any idea as to how to run a school.thats what is keeping everyone from graduating.What does that tell you about DCHS?
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

102 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

126 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education62%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty86%

Language

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Poverty47%
Non-poverty68%

Math

All Students58%
Female48%
Male68%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty56%
Non-poverty63%

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty76%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female48%
Male67%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education31%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty61%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education71%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education59%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty96%

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education59%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education71%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education76%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty98%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 34%
White 40% 58%
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%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Blair
Fax number
  • (334) 366-4015

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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335 5th Ave
Plantersville, AL 36758
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