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Scottsboro High School

Public | 8-12 | 794 students

 
 

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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As an SHS alum from a few years ago, my information may be a little out of date, but I feel it is still pertinent.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 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.
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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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

All Studentsn/a
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Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

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Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students95%
Female91%
Male97%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education64%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty89%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education18%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty80%
Not poverty84%

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education27%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty88%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male84%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education45%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty80%
Not poverty91%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female73%
Male88%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education45%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty73%
Not poverty86%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students86%
Female92%
Male79%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty71%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty90%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty75%
Not poverty94%
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 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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