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Pleasant Grove High School

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Posted August 30, 2012

Currently one of my children graduated from Pleasant Grove High, one is a junior, and my youngest will enter high school next year. And while I've had the normal children in school problems, I've yet to have any problems or complaints about the faculty or ciriculum of PGHS. Born and raised in Hueytown, PG has always had a rep of academic over atheletic achievement and that's the reason i wanted my children there. The people there take a very personal role in the success of their students. Because here in Pleasant Grove we're not just a community but family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

I wish the teachers would be held to the same standard as they demand of the students. If you expect my child to give 110% then so do I from the Teachers. I suggest that grades be posted on the website more frequently, large projects be given in written form to the students, more feedback on progress and be able to review test taken. Finally I would like Study guides given in advance and reviewed in class before finals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Well where do I start, The teacher's my daughter had were great, But the kids there well thats another story, The kids there have NO respect for other's they take things and nobody say's anything. So my daughter went to a certain teacher and she got it done!! I just hope and pray the new school is alot better and more crack downs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

We just moved here and 'wow' what a big difference. But we love it so far. Also everyone has been nice to us. I figure since were all here for the same reason we should help each other and work together, and be kind to one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

both of my children received an excellent education at Pleasant Grove High School. They both graduated within the last 6 years. Each child scored 28 or better on the ACT test and went on to graduate with honor from college and pursue a career of their choosing. I think high school is what you make of it with few exceptions. With the right support from family, friends, neighbors, and community Pleasant Grove High could remain an excellent learning environment. The community just has to make a decision to quit complaining and start maintaining.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

PGHS is not a bad school. I have a daughter in the 7th grade this year and she loves it. Yes, there are fights as usual at high school but most of the problems could be ended if they would stop the No Child Left Behind program! There are too too many kids being bussed over here. I am sorry that their school is so bad but it is the parents and these students who could improve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

I am not a parent, but a graduate of the class of 2002. PGHS is no worse than any other school. There is obvious favoritism and some bad things do happen, but overall I enjoyed my entire high school experience. There are plenty of activities to get involved in and for those who have school spirit, football, baseball, soccer and all other sports are fun to watch. Pep rallies are great. The building itself is quickly improving. The staff (for the most part) is extremely supportive, and in my opinion PGHS is a pretty good place to get and enjoy the whole high school experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2004

This used to be a wonderful school and now it has gotten to be one of the worst I have ever known. I have a daughter, 9th grade that has been harrassed since school started and I have tried to have something done about it, but as usual, the principal can't seem to stop the harrassement. I have had two reports written up and nothing has been done.. You could have at least moved some of the students, or mine to another class. There are some trouble makers there and instead of handling that trouble maker , lets just overlook and pass him to get him out of this school...Needless to say there are too many parents controlling the principal...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2004

This school is not for everyone. fights berak out daily. this school has some people who dont really liek the school. most students i have seen are moving to different schools because of the school,staff, teachers, most of the ppl moving have been here for 2 weeks and they would like togo esle where. we have a lot of stuck up people here. but it is sometimes a fun place. for the year 2004-2005 we will be useing student id badgets. they will have his or her picture ,grade, and more info.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% 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

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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74%
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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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

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Not povertyn/a

Reading

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Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Migrantn/a
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Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 proficiency level 3.

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.

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Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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80%

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72%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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90%

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82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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92%

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75%
Social Studies

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

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71%
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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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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90%

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89%

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91%

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91%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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93%

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95%

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92%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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94%

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92%

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95%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

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87%

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87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education69%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty95%
Not poverty97%

Language

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education38%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty77%
Not poverty82%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education31%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Poverty84%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education69%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty93%
Not poverty91%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female60%
Male74%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Special education44%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Poverty53%
Not poverty77%
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%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education79%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education36%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Poverty83%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education21%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty87%
Not poverty98%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education29%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty89%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education50%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Poverty82%
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
Black 68% 34%
White 31% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 49%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
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Wayne A Byram
Fax number
  • (205) 379-5295

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
Performing arts
  • Drama
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