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Central High School

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Posted August 15, 2013

I have experienced a lack of genuine concern from the principals and some of the teachers I have come in contact with. It seems if you are NOT from Tuscaloosa or attended Central H.S. then you are treated as if you don't exist. If you are a good parent trying to stay involved BUT if you are NOT part of the clicks then you are pushed to the side. You cannot be outspoken and a go getter unless you are part of the click or town. How do you teach the children to stick together and work together if some of the faculty and parents don't???? I am SOOO disappointed at the treatment from the Principal and some of the faculty!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

I think that central high school is an wondeful school. And alot of parents dont want it to close down. If you send those childrens over to bryant and northridge then its going to make the schools worst. When the schools became split then the schools became again. I dont blame the students i blamed the city board. If these school wasnt split and still one big school then we could had all of these students working together and instead of against each other. You send the kids from central over to thos other schools and then see how much promblems you are going to have then. Leave them kids where they at and hire some more security for the schools. Have them walk threw detectors or some everyday before school start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

I think the New Central High School is the best school in the Tuscaloosa City School System. This year, the school is runned by confident, professional, hard working individuals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 13, 2005

I have experienced a lack of genuine concern from the principals and some of the teachers I have come in contact with . I have tried to addess issues of concerns with them. I am not asking them to agree but to let me express my concerns regarding my child that attends Central. I have made several phone calls and left messages only to have my calls not returned. I feel that anyone in a profession of teaching others should be concerned that the student is acutally learning. We put a lot of interest in preparing for college, but first we have to have a foundation from high school to build on. This is my child's final year in school and we am elated because seemingly each year the personnel become more distant. I feel personnel should be open with parents, if not, the system cannot progress.
—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.
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

88 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
40%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

160 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education25%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty93%

Language

All Students38%
Female41%
Male34%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Special education0%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Poverty36%
Non-poverty50%

Math

All Students49%
Female45%
Male53%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education8%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Poverty47%
Non-poverty54%

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education8%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Poverty54%
Non-poverty64%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Female34%
Male44%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Special education0%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Poverty35%
Non-poverty54%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education64%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty94%

Language

All Students70%
Female75%
Male63%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education18%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty72%

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education30%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male73%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education27%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty75%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education26%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty72%
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 100% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Clarence Sutton Jr
Fax number
  • (205) 759-3756

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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905 15th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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