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Prattville Jr High School

Public | 7-10, 12

 
 

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Posted March 9, 2006

The main problem with this school is it's administration. I have found many teachers I like but trying to deal with the administration has become more trouble than it's worth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

The chosen few students are taken care of at PJHS. We tried for three days to meet with a school official, which is a school rule, to enroll our child. The administration is very rude and there is no recourse for the offensive way that parents are treated. There are not enough electives nor enough extracurricular activities for academic achievers. We are really surprised by the poor attitude of the school officials. The administration is the main problem with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

With an enrollment of almost 1200 in 7th and 8th grades, PJHS is a testament to how large schools should be run. I take exception to the comment about how the dress code is 'arbitrary.' It is mandated county-wide and is enforced with an eye towards squashing gang membership and inappropriate attire. The school is funded at the bottom of the barrel for per student expenditures, but despite this lack of funding, SAT scores are second highest in the state, behind only Mountain Brook in Birmingham. I would love for the people who criticize the administration to spend a week doing the administrator's job in a school this size with the vast range of student ability. A dedication to hard work and positive attitudes makes the school enjoyable. Students are able to join advanced classes, a wide variety of clubs and sports, education competitions; it's an exemplary place. Go Cats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

We liked it for the year we were there, but it's really big. The buses have 2 runs to get all the kids to and from school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

Prattville Junior High School is unfairly rated. Pre-Algebra is an advanced course in 8th grade, after we pass it in 7th. Pre-Algebra is different in 8th grade, harder. Their are plenty of electives besides band. Drama, Keyboarding, Technology, and Language art. The dress code in strict, but that's because they want to make people look pretty much the same. Not being able to wear your favorite hat isn't that important. there are a lot on extracurricular activities: Beta Club, Student Council, the Crisian one, and a fe I can't remember. There are bunches of rewards for doing your best in Prattville Junior High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2005

Once we learned we were moving to montgomery alot of research was done on the school districts. We chose p.J.H.S due to what we researched. Averages(a b in a failing school system is still failing) Our children were put into a pre-algebra class,which they passed the yr before and told that they would not be put into algebra 1. 51/2 Weeks later after much paperwork,hassle, emails and a letter to dr.Morton(state super)were they put into the appropriate class. Children and parents are treated poorly. This school is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

PJHS is one of the greatest schools in the state. They have the some of the highest SAT scores and the programs let my child go to the National Beta Convention, win scholarships,and make new friends. There is a dress code for a reason and I am very proud that they enforce it. School is not about 'flaunting' it is about learning and it would not be a learning enviroment without this code. My child loved the Junior High and it is one of the safest schools. My nieces school has had bomb threats, gun threats, and constant fights right in our area. I am proud for my child to come home and say that she recieved another A or has done something signifigicant. The teachers are fantastic and so are the administrators! Thanks PJHS you gave my daughter the learning oppurtunity of a lifetime!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2004

PJHS has been a source of frustration trouble for our family for two years now. Our daughter attended 7th and 8th grade there and our son is now a 7th grader there as well. The quality of the teachers is mediocre, at best. Aside from football, the school has almost no sports program worth talking about. Other than band, there really are no extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, the biggest problem is the administration. The principal has made arbitrary restrictions in the dress code that are neither mandated by the county, nor justified in any way. One of the vice principals threatened my son during the first week of class with expulsion simply for asking questions about the dress code. Supervision is grossly inadequate. If there were any other option in Prattville, we would take it as soon as possible.
—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 68% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

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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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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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education26%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty83%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education59%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty91%
Not poverty98%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education72%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty90%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education44%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty84%
Not poverty97%
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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85%

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89%
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

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education44%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty85%
Not poverty97%
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 98% in 2013.

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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

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Language

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Not povertyn/a

Math

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Reading

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Social Studies

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Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 72% 58%
Black 23% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 41%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1089 North Chestnut
Prattville, AL 36067
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