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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
 80% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 67% (2008)
 72% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 84% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 82% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

Math
 83% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 68% (2007)
The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 83% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 82% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 68% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 55% (2009)
 47% (2008)
 58% (2007)
The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 77% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 65% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

Math
 77% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 65% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 62% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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 Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native90%
White85%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students36%
General population84%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant81%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native86%
White74%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students36%
General population77%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant85%
Non-migrant73%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native95%
White90%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students42%
General population88%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant53%
Non-migrant85%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White75%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education students33%
General population78%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant74%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native93%
White85%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education students26%
General population87%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant69%
Non-migrant82%

MathThis District
All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native88%
White83%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education students26%
General population88%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant83%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native95%
White86%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education students31%
General population88%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant83%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native78%
White75%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education students17%
General population77%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant76%
Non-migrant72%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native93%
White86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education students29%
General population88%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant82%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native79%
White67%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education students11%
General population70%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant64%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native90%
White81%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education students18%
General population82%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native89%
White79%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students22%
General population82%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant64%
Non-migrant78%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 ASA Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5

Science
 71% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 63% (2008)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Science
 67% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 61% (2009)
 48% (2008)
The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native88%
White75%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education students23%
General population76%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant44%
Non-migrant72%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ScienceThis District
All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native77%
White74%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education students29%
General population71%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant42%
Non-migrant67%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

Social Studies
 68% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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

Biology I
 98% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 98% (2011)
 95% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

Language
 72% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 79% (2007)
The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

Math
 79% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Reading
 92% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

Social Studies
 90% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 90% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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

Biology I
 99% (2013)
 100% (2012)
 99% (2011)
 93% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

Language
 89% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 92% (2007)
The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

Math
 93% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 95% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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

Compare all high schools in this district

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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%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native89%
White79%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education students33%
General population84%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English80%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native80%
White67%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education students41%
General population71%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English69%

Biology IThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White98%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education students89%
General population99%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English98%

LanguageThis District
All Students72%
Female83%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native85%
White72%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education students19%
General population78%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English73%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native84%
White77%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education students28%
General population85%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English80%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native93%
White94%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education students54%
General population96%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English94%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native92%
White90%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education students63%
General population93%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English91%

Biology IThis District
All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native99%
White99%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education students93%
General population99%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English99%

LanguageThis District
All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native93%
White89%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education students48%
General population93%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English91%

MathThis District
All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native97%
White93%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education students59%
General population97%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English94%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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

 
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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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