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Talladega High School

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Posted March 9, 2013

Your school experience is truly what you make of it. I hate to say that our generation of children are lacking in respect and involvement to excel. The school can make all necessary provision, but if the parents do not care what their child puts into their education. You can't blame the school. My child graduated in 2010 and was in the band. Graduated with honors. She is also a christian, and we as her parents made sure that Jesus was her focus. She is in college and is working. She received an education to ready her for her future, but I assure you that we were involved in her education. That's the problem today, we send our children to school and expect the school to raise our children. Wake up parents!! Get involved with your children's education and don't leave it up to someone else to do the job. I guess it's easier to send them to a private school and hope for the best. Good luck it's sometimes worse. So, just to say we are glad we didn't listen to the negative responses. My daughter is doing very well because of attending Talladega High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

I'm a graduating senior of the class of 2013 and the valedictorian. THS has been a great school if you hang out with the right people. I am band member, so there is always someone I know to hang out with for support or fun. If you are a loner or don't do anything, of course you'rs going to picked on. Most of the kids in Talladega think that school is for talking out loud and socializing. They don't think studying for a better future is worth their time and that it is unfair to have to work for grades. It's not that THS is unsafe because of bullying, it's just that teachers are more worried about dress code than preventing fights. My biggest disappointment with THS is the lack of extra-curriculars, like how all the groups are well-kept secrets and the only way to join one is to know someone in it. I wish the teachers would force us to excel, not allow us to do the bare minimum to pass. I have passed all my classes in THS with little to no studying. While they are hiring better teachers that not only allow but encourage us to be creative and better ourselves, I wished they would have done this earlier. However, I feel better that upcoming students will have a more educational time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2010

This is a horrible school. The saftey of your kids are a low priority for these people. Guard shcack posted outside is there to protect students from outsiders but who is protecting the good students who want to learn from the other students. Bully is tolerated and as in my case they choose to protect a 3rd year senior than a student who was possibly going to be their 2013 valedictorian. The principal wants to please everyone and doesnt stand for anything. The asst. vp is ignorant and I had to pull my studnet out for her own protection. A fellow student told me you had to be tough and street smart to attend this school. My child goes to school to learn, not to have to constantly defend herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

Talladega High School is truly a wonderful place for a child to learn to become an adult. There have been some changes lately like the new website and some new teachers and coaches that make me feel the we are really going to have a great year this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I'm a current student at Talladega High School where I am in the 12th grade. In my opinion they are more focussed on what we wear and discipline more than they are our education. Every parent tries to be involved but sometimes can't be there and that's understandable. I think there could be more extracurricular activities. I wish there could have been more before my last year, but certain activities never get approved. I think that Talladega is a good school, but the faculty and staff sometimes focus on things that are irrelevant and should be more concerned about our education. Hopefully things will get better in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

This school is one of the best in Talladega.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2006

Parents, I urge you to reconsider sending your child to Talladega High School. There are more emphasis on who can be sent home or to in-school suspension then there are on academics. Our teachers seem to be very unhappy as we lose several at a time each year. My regret is keeping my children in this school system. I urge you to talk to other parents and do your own investigation before sending your children to Talladega High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

I went to Talladega High School and loved it! It may not be the top rate school some people compare it to, but I enjoyed my time there. I was a cheerleader and an A student. I believe the reason some my find something negative in THS is because they are not envolved and do not care. Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2005

I really like Talladega high school. I am in the 11th grade there and I do love the teachers. they would do anything for the students. They try to take time and explain everything. The one thing I do not like is the fact of going back to 7 periods. It is going to cut back on the student teacher one on one time. Thats is about the only thing I do not like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

I think Talladega High School is a great place. I am a student here and i wouldent change nothing about this school. Us students have loads of fun here and we learn alot. I think Mr. Douthitt and Mr. Carter is doing an exellent job. Yours Truly, Wanda Jeswald
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2005

Home school your child or send him to Birmingham school. Take it from a Former student.
—Submitted by a former student


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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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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

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Reading

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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.

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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

125 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%

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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

151 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education40%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty95%

Language

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education7%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Poverty50%
Non-poverty77%

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education7%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty54%
Non-poverty79%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male64%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education7%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female48%
Male63%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White66%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Poverty48%
Non-poverty77%
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%
Female99%
Male100%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible99%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education93%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty99%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education20%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty92%

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education33%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education40%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education40%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty92%
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
Black 61% 34%
White 38% 58%
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 73%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1177 McMillian St
Talladega, AL 35160
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