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Smiths Station High School

Public | 8, 10-12 | 1355 students

 
 

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Posted October 8, 2013

Parent: my daughter and I moved here in June this year and she is a senior at Smiths Station High School. She loves the school and the Athletic Department is outstanding. I recommend Smiths Station High School anytime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2013

SMITHS STATION HIGH SCHOOL offered everything that our son needed. He graduated and received an academic scholarship and athletic scholarship to college. The athletic programs great! Great facilities! The best in the area! Being military, it was great to have an option like Smiths Station!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

I am a military child and just moved from here and I have to say I will miss my friends and teachers but I am glad to be gone from this Administration. They only focus on the bad and let the upperclassmen bully the underclassmen. They even tried to ban sophomores from pep rallys when seniors were body surfing and throwing things at the cheerleaders. They don't care for what they serve us. In one and a quarter years I have gotten food poisoning seven times. It's a good school, just needs better principals and administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2011

Smiths station is a decent school. They offer a few AP courses and they teachers are fairly good. The administration is terrible. They're insanely focused on discipline and very arrogant. Students at SSHS pride themselves on their involvement with alcohol and tobacco and are very arrogant and hard to deal with. They're very, very unaccepting. Being a new kid at SSHS would be torture. Given the fact that most surrounding schools are just as bad or worse, SSHS would probably be your best option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

my dayghter has been going to smith station schools since first grade i loved everything about it while in earlier grades however as soon as your children get to high school it is all down hill the teachers along with the principal just stop communicating with parents and leave it all to chance that we are aware of what is going on at that school as you can probally tell i am glad my daughter is a senior and this our last year i do not recomend moving here for the sole purpose of the schools as i did some thirteen years ago it really is not worth it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

The administration at the school is great. It is a good high school and I have always felt that my concerns were taken seriously. Most of the teachers here really seem to care about the kids acchievement and motovate them to do their best however there seem to be a lot who are in the wrong profession. The district really needs to listen to parents and children when concerns about come up about specific teachers and observe them so that this school can continue making changes that promote learning for each individual student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I beleive Smiths High is an average school. Every school has problems, just like this one. My kids seem to enjoy it, although the teachers, and principals seem to not care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

It's pretty much a good school. I like it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

Great school and great teachers! Great environment to raise your kids in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

If you want your child to get a great education and have a chance at either a sports scholarship or a academic scholarship this is the place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Overall great school. Has an excellent music program and MCJROTC. Rules are for the most part are reasonable and well intentioned. Spanish and French classes are very well taught. Math, science, and history are taught well and have plenty of opportunities for tutoring if you need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2007

Smith Station is one of the best schools I, myself, have ever been to. I have been to about 20 schools in addition to 4 high schools. I would have loved to have graduated from there. But it is really a good school & a community as well. They have an excellent sports program as well as drama,choir and english department. It is really a great school. -Megan Ballou
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2006

I am a student at SSHS. This school is great except the teachers expect way to much from the students. There are way to many test & homework assignments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2006

The school is moving forward with the new principal that has been put in place. The campus is cleaner and the students are receiving a lot of attention. The principal is hands on and knows a lot of students from here previous job. Smiths Station High school was already a good school and will be moving to the next level in the next couple of years. I have two sons at the school and would recommend the school to any one that cares about their childrens education and welfare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

I have one daughter currently attending and one who already graduated from SSHS. They both very much enjoy(ed) the school and I personally believe the teachers helped them excel in areas they never would have explored on their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

I am a student at this school. But over all the best class that kids should take is MCJROTC because that is one of the classes that I enjoyed the most. You are not just sitting in the class for a hour and a half. But I really like Smiths Station High School! Amber Layne Class of 2008
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2005

i am a student at this school. i can honestly say that there are some good times to be had but the rules are too strict and too many. i see no reason to ban hats in school unless they are too eccentric some of the teachers are just awful and have no reason to teach kids. many of our teachers are only teaching for the money that is wrong. the best part of this school is really the JROTC because kids will get more out of this class than any other class in the school. they will learn more than just books. i encourage everyone to give their kids a chance to have ROTC
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2004

Knowledgeable, concerned staff that are willing to involve the whole family in the appropriate educational goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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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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

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Reading

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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

Biology I

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

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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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100%

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100%

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100%

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95%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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0%

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94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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%
Male95%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty96%
Not poverty97%

Language

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education22%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
Poverty78%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education52%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education52%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Poverty78%
Not poverty91%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education44%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Poverty99%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education36%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty93%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education64%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education45%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty94%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education55%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty95%
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 74% 58%
Black 21% 34%
Hispanic 3% 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 38%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 Lee Rd 298
Smiths Station, AL 36877
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