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Alma High School

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Posted June 4, 2013

The rules do not apply to all only to those whose parents or grandparents are influential in town! And why should I physically have to go inside to sign my daughter out for lunch and then physically return her to the office when all I have to do is call and tell them I need her in the parking lot at a certain time for a doctor's appointment! Really!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

Thanks for making education for our children a Top Priority! We have the best teachers, coaches, administration,ETC, that we have had in the History of our schools! Facilities are also the envy of all the others! dwt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

Alma High School is one of the nicest schools in Arkansas and its surrounding states. It includes the nicest Performing Arts Center, Football Stadium, and a new basketball arena. All of these facilities are some of the most expensive in a high school, throughout most of the country. To go with these facilities, they have award winning music, choir, drama, basketball, football, track, and cheerleading teams that win tournaments and championships repeatedly. The academic portion of the school also includes some the most rigorous courses in the state, and provide a much higher level of education than most high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2006

The Alma High School is a school of academic achievement where the student not only experiences first hand hard work, they experience friendship. The school has enormous foundation for education, and academic achievements. The Music and Art program is at top notch, they win normous awards for there standards of top musicains of the state. The Sports division is also first class hand, they have the foundations to be the best sport divisions of the state of Arkansas.The level of parent involvement is at a all-time high were the parents will notice how there child is doing in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2005

Hello, I graduated in 2000, since then i have had the oppertunity to travel in the Air Force alot, and I have seen alot of other schools around the country. Currently i am in California, and let me say; I am proud to be from Alma, Ar. the teachers and the school have made a large impact on my life in a very positive way. infact, being that I just found out I am going to be a dad, my wife and I are making plans for our child to go to Alma school when of age. I think that the academic planning and general atmosphere of the school are some of the best I have seen to date. I would suggest Alma any day of the week to someone looking for a good school. Erick Hicks, class 2000
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2005

I attended Alma High School and so did my brother's and sister's. I feel the school needs to be more diversified (For example: student body, teachers, coaches, etc.) and have a diversity program. (Include: Teachers, Principals, and Students). If you are a minority this school teaches you how to prepare and deal with overwhelming obstacles in the real world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 17, 2005

I've gone to Alma all my life and I love it. The teachers are so nice and so are all the students.They also have great academic programs including their great choirs(honors choir won 1st place-best in show in Dallas,TX),basketball(4A state champs.Airedales and Airedalettes),football,baseball,track,and many other things that the students can participate in.But the best thing about Alma is all the people their are so caring for others.I recomend that anyone who is looking for a place to move should move here to Alma.GO DOGS GO!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2005

I attend Alma High school and i have to say even though the only school ive ever attended is Alma, I think it is one of the best schools in Arkansas, it has so much school spirit and so many students here show leadership, and there are also so many things for the students to enjoy while going here, i would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2004

The Alma School district places excellent interest on literacy, college preparation, school spirit, and community involvement. The only thing that I find troubling about the district is its poor mathemathetics department. As a present college sophomore, I tudor several former Alma students in basic algebra. The ratio here compared to other schools, seems high. I will note that Alma's English, Social Studies/History, and Science departments are above average.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2004

The Alma School District is fantastic. The Administrators and teachers challenge the students and offer assistance to make sure they succeed. Alma schools really prepare their students for college.
—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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 64%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 East Main
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: (479) 632-2162

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