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Cf Vigor High School

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Posted August 30, 2011

I am an alumni of C.F. Vigor High School and just a few years ago the school consisted of many different cultures. I am a college graduate and have family members that are Engineers as well as 4 cousins currently in enrolled at Alabama A& M University that are graduates from C.F. Vigor High School...Don't always put your trust in the School, but focus more on the educating that they are receiving and be sure ot reinforce good academics and social skills at home. I beleive in a good foundation which ultimately starts at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Vigor is a great school there are a lot of equal oppurtunities for all of the students they offer faulkner casses and that is a great oppurtunity for high school students they have wonderful teachers who are there to help I wouldn't recommend another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

i think that vigor high school is great they help their studnets get prepared for college and they have great extra curricular activities a state winning football teams and the band is really growing music wise and also with members (thanks to the new band director) and the choir is magnificant (thanks mr.gardner...we hope u never leave)


Posted September 13, 2008

It could get better and we need to get more classes and more band members.... Some of the classes may be: dance, drama, home economics, and much more..
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

I think this school is the bast school for any child there isnt much fights and they have very good desplin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

I'm currently a student at Vigor High School. Vigor has a reputation for being a bad or unsafe school and I just wanted to it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. But then again, as I write this, the school is in lockdown and my class is stuck in the computer lab. It could be better but from what I understand the campus has improved drastically and a cast of new teachers have been brought in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2007

I believe Vigor is actively pursuing all that is necessary for students to succeed! I'm so impressed with the principal and faculty. The new renovation added cutting edge facilities and technological equipment--some of which is unmatched by any other school in the county. I also believe that Mr. Smith and his faculty joining the AMSTI program sets the bar for other schools in the county and state! Students are encouraged to succeed at Vigor and are doing so each year. This school is certainly one to watch!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2007

I'm a Junior at this school, and I believe it could be better. I never learn anything while I'm there. My parents are thinking of transfering me to Leflore or Murphy. The so its hard to concentrate there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

I am a former student of Vigor and it hurts to hear what some of the people have said. I believe that without the experiences I gained there I would not be the person I am today. Of course things have changed but they will continue to change. It is up to the parents, the students and the administration to make sure the right changes are happening. I am currently a senior business finance major in college maintaining a 3.69 gpa with a Co-Op with the Corps of Engineers. My sister's both graduated from Vigor, one is a chemist the other a engineer. Now tell me that Vigor does not produce productive and not only well rounded adults, but sharp assets in any community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2006

I am a graduate from C. F. Vigor high....I graduated in 02.....I will recommend this school to other students.....It is a place where you can experience new things
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2006

My husband and I are both graduates of C.F.Vigor high school (c/o 1995 and 1996) and we are also both college graduates with good careers. Vigor high school set the foundation that we needed to succeed in life. C.F. Vigor has a well known football tradition and many of the students show great pride in being either a student or alumni of the school. I must say that things have changed alot since 1996 and the campus is in terrible condition.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2005

I am currently a senior at Vigor and I would like to say that Vigor is a GREAT school. It would be better if we had more parents involved with their children. The parents now are not the least bit concerned about their children. and that's not good. My mother and father are always constantly coming to the school to see my teachers to see how I am doing in my school work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

Vigor has an excellent tradition, although things have changed recently. It is a shame what the school board has done in cutting our district to benefit Blount high. But Vigor remains a fine school with a proud tradition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

Vigor is the best school and the whole entire world I love this school! Much love To C.F. Vigor ---Morgan---
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2004

I feel that Vigor High School is a great school. The staff there really work with the parents and help them in anyway that they can. Keep up the good work Vigor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2004

As a former student and graduate of this school I cannot recommend it. The parents must take a greater interest in the education of their children for this school to improve. Until that happens Vigor will continue to be less than average. The students and their families will pay a terrible price over their lifetime.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 24, 2003

Iam a student at Vigor and I would NOT recommened this school to any one
—Submitted by a parent


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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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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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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

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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.

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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93%

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93%

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89%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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63%

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62%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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76%

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90%

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88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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64%

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81%

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87%

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92%
Social Studies

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

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51%

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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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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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

All Students93%
Female87%
Male97%
Black93%
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty92%
Not poverty0%

Language

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Female64%
Male63%
Black63%
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Special education6%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
Poverty63%
Not poverty69%

Math

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Female74%
Male77%
Black76%
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Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education12%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Poverty75%
Not poverty85%

Reading

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Female61%
Male67%
Black64%
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Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education12%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
Poverty62%
Not poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%
Poverty62%
Not poverty69%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education82%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty97%
Not poverty0%

Language

All Students94%
Female0%
Male90%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty94%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education82%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education76%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Poverty87%
Not poverty0%
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 99% 34%
White 1% 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 90%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Kenneth Earl Edwards
Fax number
  • (251) 221-3378

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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913 North Wilson Ave
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