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Tarrant High School

Public | 10-12 | 254 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2010

Ok, I want to set the record straight. The post from September states the exact opposite of what things are like at Tarrant High School. This school does not care if you make it it to college, as long as they get rid of you they don't care about you. Students are prevented from learning on a daily basis by people who show out in class. And people wonder why we have such a high drop-out rate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Tarrant is amazing because all people involved in the education of these children put the students first. Students are given an opportunity to learn through differentiated instruction and strategic lessons. Each student is paired with a teacher as their mentor and is supported in this way. We have an excellent, committed and experienced faculty. The reason for this is great leadership from our faculty from the board, the superintendent and our principals. The students are committed to learning and are for the most part are responsible and respectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

It may be a new school, there is the same problems with intimidate and bullies . I wished this school had a course to teach the bullies how to act better to others...Because a student should not feel insecure or theranten to go to school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

This is my first year at Tarrant High School it's overpopulated,there's 30 kids per teacher,dark and gloomy hallways,in the winter there's no heat hard to concentrate on studies when your arecold,leaks in the building. The dress code is ridiclous,dress code comes before academics to the teachers in this school system,the basketball program is very very unorganized,the students are out of control which makes it harder for the ones who wnt to learn,and most inmportantly you have absolute no leadership from the principals and some of the teachers!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

I graduated in 2005. I found that A few of the teachers there cared about you and tried their best to make sure you were doing the best you could. A lot of faculty changes were made during my years at Tarrant and it seemed like the best teachers were the ones to go. I felt like the football season was more of a concern than the eduaction.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2008

I have to agree with the posted review for July 8 I would also add that the vice principal and principal changes the rules and their discipline methods daily or no action at all....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

I am going to go to the high school next year and I am actually looking forward to it. I have been going to Tarrant since 6th grade and I have loved it. It was easy to make friends for me. I havent seen any racism yet and I work in the office but I have to admit the are fights almost everyday but there usually over little things. It is fun here because you get to participate in clubs like FBLA, FCCLA, Art Club, SGA, and NJHS. And the electives are computer, home ec., art, office aide, pe aide, and media center (library) aide. We also have Gifted classes and Title 1 classes for math. Well I think I have covered almost everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

My first year at tarrant... Find it to be very warm and welcoming to the student and parents. Principal & assisstance shows care for the students grades,conduct and safety. Display great discipline skills,and encourage our students on many occassions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2003

i loved it and i would love to go back if i could
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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.
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

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

All Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Language

All Students53%
Female61%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female50%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Language

All Students67%
Female76%
Male54%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant67%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant85%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male78%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant80%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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
Black 84% 34%
White 10% 58%
Hispanic 6% 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 87%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Andrew O Smith
Fax number
  • (205) 849-3724

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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830 Jefferson Blvd
Tarrant, AL 35217
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