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Dekalb County School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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500 Grand Ave Sw
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Dekalb County
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PH: (256) 638-6921
FAX: (256) 638-9720

  • Grades K-12
  • 8692 students
  • 15 schools

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 ARMT Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 83% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

Math
 78% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 67% (2008)
 72% (2007)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 85% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

Math
 83% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 85% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

Math
 85% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 68% (2007)
The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 85% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

Math
 74% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 84% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 68% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

Math
 70% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 55% (2009)
 47% (2008)
 58% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 78% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 65% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

Math
 74% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 65% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 62% (2007)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 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.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 ARMT Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native97%
White87%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education students45%
General population86%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant65%
Non-migrant84%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native88%
White81%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education students41%
General population80%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant76%
Non-migrant78%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native95%
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education students38%
General population90%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant78%
Non-migrant86%

MathThis District
All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native90%
White83%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students40%
General population88%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant89%
Non-migrant83%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native95%
White88%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students35%
General population89%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant85%

MathThis District
All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native91%
White87%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education students43%
General population88%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant94%
Non-migrant85%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native88%
White90%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education students36%
General population91%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant86%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White79%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education students22%
General population81%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant75%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native91%
White86%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education students28%
General population88%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant84%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native86%
White72%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education students11%
General population75%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant70%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native86%
White80%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education students26%
General population84%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native83%
White73%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education students23%
General population81%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant74%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 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 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.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 ASA Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5

Science
 73% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 63% (2008)
The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Science
 65% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 61% (2009)
 48% (2008)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science.
  • The ASA 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.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

See Alabama's state standards

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 ASA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native86%
White77%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education students30%
General population77%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant73%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ScienceThis District
All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native73%
White70%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education students23%
General population68%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant66%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science.
  • The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • 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.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 AHSGE Results

Scale: % passing

Grade 11

Reading
 79% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

Social Studies
 73% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

Science
 75% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

Biology I
 96% (2012)
 98% (2011)
 95% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

Language
 72% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 79% (2007)
The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

Math
 81% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 12

Reading
 93% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

Social Studies
 92% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 90% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

Science
 94% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

Biology I
 100% (2012)
 99% (2011)
 93% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

Language
 91% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 92% (2007)
The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

Math
 95% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, science 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.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

See Alabama's state standards

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 AHSGE Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % passing

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Native84%
White81%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education students37%
General population83%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant79%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian/Alaskan Native77%
White74%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Special education students40%
General population76%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Biology IThis District
All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Native98%
White96%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education students77%
General population98%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant96%

LanguageThis District
All Students72%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Native79%
White74%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Special education students25%
General population77%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%

MathThis District
All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White81%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students35%
General population85%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Native99%
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education students54%
General population97%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian/Alaskan Native97%
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education students76%
General population94%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

Biology IThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White99%
Free lunch eligible99%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education students100%
General population100%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

LanguageThis District
All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Native97%
White91%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students62%
General population95%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

MathThis District
All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian/Alaskan Native97%
White95%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible97%
Special education students66%
General population98%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, science 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 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.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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