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Charles Henderson High School

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4 stars

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Posted November 17, 2013

I's a nice school. Dr English and his fellow faculty are very devoted to students. I'm happy my son find his schoolhood here fantacitic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

This is the best school in the state the principal dr. English is a fair to all kids he treats the football players and band kids all the same if the football team gets free breakfast then the band gets a free breakfast. The sports are amazing. Volleyball just won area, marching band just made all superiors at completion, the football team is better than ever theater is going to trump hour. It's is the best school in Alabama. The teachers are involved and supporting and this is the school I wold send my kids to!


Posted February 3, 2012

If you want to take a step backwards, enroll your kids at CHHS. Classroom teaching is mediocre at best, and everything is about who kids' parents are, not what the kid can do. The new superintendent is an old health/p.e. coach with a mentality to match his background. The principal is no better. But, if you are one of the "chosen" ones, the teachers will let you buy your kids' grades by buying supplies for their classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

Things are very cliquish at this school. If your parent is not an employee of the school system or the local university it doesn't matter how hard you work it will not be recognized, you will be left out of things, etc. I had high hopes for this school but after my child being pushed down and out of things even though she had higher grades than others we decided to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

Charles Henderson High School does it's best to equip the young adults there with as much knowledge as possible.


Posted March 22, 2006

My daughter is a senior this year and is graduating with honors. She was never much for sports or chearleading but has found the extracurricular activities and clubs welcoming. The Spanish Teacher is the best in the world and really pushed my child to become bilingual. She made learning another language fun and in our diverse world of today it's a very useful skill. The math department also has a great teacher that really explains everything well so that my daughter can understand Calculus before going on to UAB after she graduates. Not many Alabama schools offer Calculus at all. The new administration does a great job keeping things safe and in control. Overall it has been a good school for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

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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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

138 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

140 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
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%
Male96%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty95%

Language

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty55%
Non-poverty91%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty89%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female63%
Male74%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty56%
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%
Black100%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty98%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female82%
Male92%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty97%
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 60% 34%
White 37% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 52%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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