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BB Comer Memorial High School

Public | 7-12 | 532 students

 
 

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Posted March 25, 2006

My child is a Junior at BBCMHS and has been a part of BBC since Kindergarten. Not only does the Principal & Asst. Principal know each child by name. On the last report card we received there was a hand written note from the principal of encouragement and how proud she was. Of course being proud of this I ask other parents, and their child also had a note. Not only did she write on my childs but each high school student had a hand written note. I have to be honest and state that I feel like 98% of the teachers work hard to bring the best out in each child. Overall I am very proud and pleased that my child is a student at BB Comer High School.
—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 73% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
76%
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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty56%
Non-poverty74%

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty84%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female93%
Male78%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students74%
Female86%
Male65%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty84%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students50%
Female55%
Male47%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White57%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education7%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Poverty46%
Non-poverty63%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 95% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

66 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

58 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
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%
Female95%
Male97%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty83%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female36%
Male68%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White53%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Poverty44%
Non-poverty61%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty95%

Language

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty95%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students86%
Female84%
Male86%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty90%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female75%
Male86%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty85%
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 67% 58%
Black 32% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 72%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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