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Scottsboro High School

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Posted September 15, 2008

As a SHS Alumni ..The school is great. However the time I went through we had two new counselors and neither one was prepared for the job and did not help the senior class at all on getting scholarships and getting prepared for college. Also the Board of Education needed and still needs some changing. If that happened then this school would be no comparison to any.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

As an SHS alum from a few years ago, my information may be a little out of date, but I feel it is still pertinent. Most of the teachers did their honest best and were as helpful as they could be. Also, it was a safe place to be. I never felt at all worried while wandering around late or in the crowded halls, etc. Even when I was a student, though, I was disappointed with some aspects of the administration. There didn't seem to be much emphasis on getting students prepared for or into major universities. The classes simply weren't offered, for one thing. Once I started college, I realized how under-prepared I was for math and science courses. I really don't think the teachers could have done a better better job of teaching their classes. The problem seemed to be that the school was not set up for this.


Posted February 6, 2007

Scottsboro High School is a beautiful school and the staff and teachers are so helpful and friendly.My son is even receiving extra help in math before school starts.The teachers care enough to go out of their way to help a student.I can't say enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

A Scottsboro High alum, I am always more than happy to share my opinion about SHS. It is a truly great school with a caring, compassionate faculty, a hard-working administration, and a challenging curriculum. The faculty honestly want the students to succeed, and you can always hear words of encouragement floating through the halls. Safety was never a difficult issue while I was there, and I'm sure that tradition continues. Extracurricular activities are abundant, and opportunities for leadership are at every corner.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2005

Scottsboro High School is the best school in north Alabama, Our student to teacher ratio is perfect. I had three children to go from K - 12 and could not have asked for a better school system.
—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 79% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

160 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

168 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education69%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty99%

Language

All Students73%
Female86%
Male61%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education14%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty61%
Non-poverty82%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education58%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education25%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty94%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Special education29%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty60%
Non-poverty80%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education92%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty99%

Language

All Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education46%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty93%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education62%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education62%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty97%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education54%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 58%
Black 7% 34%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 40%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25053 John T Reid Parkway
Scottsboro, AL 35768
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