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Theodore High School

Public | 8-12 | 1768 students

 

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Posted July 2, 2013

This school has been nothing but wonderful to me and my family.. My oldest son is ADHD going to 10th grade and the teachers have been so wonderful in keeping up with all the info and what I need to do to get him to graduate successfully.. thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

i graduated from there. the teachers and staff were friendly. Also, there is a high sense of pride among students. The sports and band are top-notch. I think it's a good school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2011

This school is a mockery of education. There is no teaching here. There is no punishment for misconduct. You diploma is a joke. It is embarrising to say i am graduating from Theodore High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2010

The first thing I can start talking about is the "staff." They aren't "staff..." they sit on the computer and don't care about the students...all they care about is being payed...about any school in Alabama has NO education...I'll NEVER live in Alabama due to terrible education. 2nd...NO homework...NO studying..how are you going to get INTO College? You simply CAN'T! I ask this girl daily..how much homework did you get..her responce "I dont get no homework." Hmm.....that's not good at all..such a school to get you "educated." 3. Kids can text on the phone, MAKE PHONE CALLS, etc WITHOUT the teacher caring.....hmm..this school REALLY has LOTS of issues...if you don't believe me go into the school for a day and the "teachers" will sit and do nothing.


Posted July 2, 2010

I sent my son to this school and for a child who did pretty well in missdle school he completely bottomed out at Theodore. I went to his school one day unannounced and baby sitting is just about the correct term for this school. Kids chewed gum in class, had their own conversations while the teachers where teaching, some even got up and left the class with out asking! The children cussed in ffront of teachers and when asked about it they said they could send them to the officce but tha the office would just send them back without punishment. I couldn't get my child out fast enough to try out Baker. I wont let Theodore ruin another child of mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

I graduated from Theodore High School five years ago. All I can say, is I hope that they improved a great deal! I consider my self an average student. I struggled with most of my classes because the teachers there did not 'teach'. They baby sat. As you can tell, most of the current students who commented on this school can't even spell. I am not trying to offend any one or be rude. I am trying to be brutally honest. Unless there have been some major changes, I would not recommend this school!


Posted February 11, 2010

i love thisw school this school is so awsome.i mostly love the teachers there sweet is what i heard from a bunch of people cant wait to go next year its gunnah be a fun and good year 4 everybody including me.Go Bobcats!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

I liked Theodore High School. The principal and most of the Teachers seemed very dedicated to their profession. I especially appreciated the phone announcements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

i loved this place, would not of gone anywhere else. great people and not a bad clique problum at all. alot of people treat everyone with respect
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

THS had good facilities, but there was no real attention to excellence. The guidance counselors were solely interested in graduating students-- not helping them with post-high school choices. I had the feeling that a lot of the kids who didn't do poorly could have achieved a lot more with a little push here and there. There were some great teachers though.


Posted August 8, 2008

Ths is a wonderful school i go there and techers are helpful! and they listen and help the student not just ingnore it! they offer great clubs also Go Bobcats!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2007

THS might not be a top rated outstanding academic school, but it is still a great school. I went there 4 years and I was well prepared for college when I left there and I feel confident that others were as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2006

Let's just say...if you want your child to learn...read on other schools. I went to this school a few of years ago and it is an utter joke. They really don't teach anything.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2006

THS is a above avg. Mobile Co. HS as usual in most schools if you really want to succeed you will be o.k. ,but if your child needs a little push from the teachers .... well good luck.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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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

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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.

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Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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81%

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80%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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88%

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Social Studies

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

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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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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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96%

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98%

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95%

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97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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94%

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96%

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97%
Social Studies

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

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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 Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education91%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty96%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Special education47%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty72%
Not poverty81%

Math

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education53%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty86%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education23%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty78%
Not poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Special education55%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant59%
Poverty52%
Not poverty70%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education91%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty96%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male93%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education82%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
Poverty0%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education68%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty95%
Not poverty98%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education50%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education82%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty88%
Not poverty93%
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 70% 58%
Black 23% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 63%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Ronald E Rowell
Fax number
  • (251) 221-3355

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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6201 Swedetown Rd
Theodore, AL 36582
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