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Posted July 27, 2012

I graduated from Sylvania in 1981 so it has been awhile but what I learned at Sylvania helped me through so much. I did not have a great home life and the faculty was like parents to me. I graduated from JSU and I am now a teacher in Huntsville City. I have always said if I ever came into alot of money, I would give something to Sylvania because these people were great to me.


Posted May 6, 2010

Sylvania is a great school, with ups and downs like all schools have.. The teachers are amazing, especially Frostycakes. We love Mrs. Chester. The one problem with Sylvania is our facility appearance. Our school is outdated and needs remodeling. Other than that, we have a great school with awesome teachers. I feel we learn a lot from them and they have fun with us. We need better school lunches. Take out breaded steak pattie and z rib. Gross! I love Sylvania no matter what.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

Sylvania is an awesome school. I drove my daughter for two years from lookout mtn. The staff and everyone there have helped with all the things i have ever needed. Thank you all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I attended this school from Kindergarten-12th grade. I really enjoyed my years at Sylvania. The teachers there are very committed to their jobs and they love being there. I graduated a few years ago. I had Mr. King for 10th grade Geometry and he was an excellent teacher. I know he will be an excellent principal as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

This school got a major improvement with the addition of new principal Westley King and asst. principal Keith Atchley. Both are very dedicated to all of the students and both are upstanding individuals in the community. With a new superintendent, this whole system will be much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

i was a student at many dekalb and jackson county schools and the only one where they treated every one the same was sylvania it is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2008

Sylvania is a great school if your looking for a place where everyone is treated fairly and everyone has the chance to succed. Extracurricular activities are excelent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2007

this school has gone down hill our staff and principal is not good role modles for our kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

i am very proud of my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2007

I graduated from Sylvania in 2006 and really enjoyed it. I thought the world of every teacher there. All the staff is friendly and all of them love to laugh. I learned more from there than i did in my previous schools. Im not saying that theres not any bad teachers out there, but the main problem is students have no respect for teachers or anybody else. Most students dont even realize how good they have it there. The principle is a great guy, but seems to have favorites sometimes. Overall, this is a pretty good school. DS


Posted June 19, 2006

I graduated from Sylvania in 1998. I was in the gifted program (which is a joke). We met once every month for a few hours. That's it. The school in itself has 0 AP or college prep classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2006

Sylvania has a great arts program. They have performed many enjoyable plays. They have formed a Young Actors Guild, and if you have a chance to catch one of their plays I encourage you to do so. Several of the recent graduates from Sylvania recieved scholorships in the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

This is the best school in the world .I went there until I moved to Scottsboro. I miss it everyday. I think that anyone who dislikes this school, has problems with the other students not the staff. -Haley
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2005

My son attends Sylvania. My daughter graduated at Sylvania a few years ago I felt like she received a good education but I feel that the current principal and staff have apparently let our children down. Until there is a change in leadership at this school I don't believe there will be much improvement. I would recommend sending your child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

I attended Sylvania for 13 years and graduated in 2001 and never had the first problem. A few teachers are tough, but not too tough. I am now seeking to be a Special Ed teacher. Therefore I have to go into many different schools for experience, and not one has even compared with Sylvania. This is a GREAT school also with an amazing principal--Gary Carlyle.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2005

As a former student, I found my education at Sylvania to be a clear advantage over other schools. The teachers were on average very committed. Specifically, the advanced math courses were unparalleled in the whole county. One of the key math teachers moved to a local college after my graduation so I can't say how it's been since then. The Sylvania area offered some of the best of rural living environment for raising a family as well as a very good education at Sylvania High School. I can tie much of my college and early career success to the foundation I received at Sylvania. For the area, it's an excellent choice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 1, 2003

If you are thinking about putting your kids in this school, think again. We had to take our kids out and home school for awhile until we could get them into Fort Payne. My 11 year old had a teacher that has major issues. She had my son so nervous that he developed a tick that went away within a few days after we took him out of the school. My 14 year old was getting beat up all of the time and nothing was done until I filed a written complaint with the Superintendent of DeKalb County. A lot of the male students have been put back a year, or two, or three and are VERY big guys. Even the science teacher I spoke with admitted they were hard (if not impossible) to control. Do you kids a favor and STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
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 85% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%
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 91% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
69%
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 77% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
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 73% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
73%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
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

Math

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty84%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty89%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native73%
White85%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty74%

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native91%
White90%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty89%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education9%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students89%
Female97%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native73%
White60%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty60%

Reading

All Students84%
Female96%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White86%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty80%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty60%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students75%
Female85%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty91%
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 80% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
46%
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

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native55%
White77%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty74%
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

Science

All Students78%
Female96%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White76%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty80%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

85 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

66 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

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%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White96%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native78%
White80%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty86%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native94%
White86%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty86%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native94%
White80%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty89%

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native83%
White69%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty82%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty97%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty93%
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 77% 58%
Hispanic 13% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 70%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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133 1st St NW
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