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New Albany Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2005 students


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Posted July 22, 2013

NAHS tries it's best to accommodate students and teach new things. It's the students that don't show the desire to learn that's when the teachers don't feel as if all that they are saying is being cherished in the students brain. NAHS is a great school to go to, there might be problems with students but you can't change the way a person is and blame it on the school when they're trying their best. Our education is getting better and and we are trying to improve everything the best we can.

Posted May 11, 2013

Sad excuse of a school. Kids are horrible, and staff is horrible. Don't send your child to this school please.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 15, 2012

I feel as if the staff doesnt care for anyone but themselves. the school is nasty too!
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 10, 2012

This is one the best schools in Indiana. The athletic system and the teachers are advanced. Some of the teachers can have attitudes, but is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 17, 2012

Beautiful facility and has taken care of my daughter and soon my son will attend.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2012

i have to kids who go to this school. One does well on his own and the other has adhd. The one who does well on his own is doing fine ., the one with adhd has been cut to half days and forgot about ,so i thinks is a ok school to send your kids to as long as they wont need help.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2009

I went there and graduated with an honors diploma while at the time I developed a disability they had not seen in the school before, epilepsy, they helped make accommodations for me to be able to stay in the school and get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2009

I think New Albany High School is not a very good school to send your child to when it comes to getting a quality education. Thyey lack equal treatment of teaching students to get a decent education based on racial gender. I feel that the staff and its administration are very bias in terms of who's trying to acheive and who's not trying to acheive an education. I reccommend that you research other schools or make a conscience decision on what school your childs attends.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2008

I have a senior at NAHS now, and I feel she is getting a very good education. I think the same things are wrong with the school are the same things that were wrong when I went there. The lower skilled kids (not special ed), kind of fall through the cracks. They go out into the world with very few skills to offer the community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2007

Their idea of sport education is truly amazing and teaches life-long skills socially, affectively, cognitively and physically
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 18, 2007

my kids get bullied all the time and feel extermely unsafe at ths school, i'm appalled at the facilities and the staffs capability this is why i have decide to pulled children out of this school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2007

I feel if they would enforce the dress code and work more to make sure the kids can read and understand what they are reading, it would be a better school. But they make the rules and then don't hold them up.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 28, 2006

This is a GREAT school, with teachers that care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 2, 2005

I think they need more,classes for special ed, children!and more teachers , to give a little more one on one help!on others things, the school, is fine! but they need more programs, for the ones, who cant read well, or low math!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 30, 2005

NAHS, in my opinion, is one of the best high schools I've seen. Their drama, art, and music courses add culture and an oppertunity for students to express themselves. NA has numerous honors and AP courses for all of their students willing to work, and a wonderful special education program as well. The athletics here are outstanding and teach the young adults work ethics, teamwork, and leadership skills. There are just so many wonderfull oppertunities for our children to take advantage of at this school. I wish I had had a high school like New Albany.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 20, 2005

I have some concerns about this school. There are excellent teachers in some areas, some areas have deficits. Parent involvement is not encouraged by administration. There should be more interest placed on quality education of students. This school would benefit from a change of focus.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2005

New Albany High School is an outstanding educational facility. Educational offerings range from Honors,AP, College prep, to regular classes. Vocational programs and special needs classes round out a full curriculum. Specialized programs include a nationally top ranked R O T C program, award winning Theatre Department, outstanding choral and orchestra departments and a 3000 watt FM radio station and cable channel T V station. Horticulture classes, art classes covering photography, drawing, sculpture, and media design are all part of the New Albany High School package. Sports include 19 activities for boys and girls and state championship banners include Boys and Girls basketball, Soccer, Tennis, and individual champions in all sports. The most impressive charactoristic of N A H S is: Every Student is Treated with respect and given the opportunity to succeed, regardless of race, religion, social or economic standing or family name. New Albany High School provides a great education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2005

New Albany High School is a decent school. It has it's ups and downs. It has some decent academic programs that are mostly for older students-- the Juniors and Seniors. I feel that the school spends too much of its time participating in music, art, sports, and extra-curricular activities. There are not very many programs for younger students such as the Freshman and Sophomores, though. There needs to be an increased amount of involvement with them. There is not a lot of parent involvement either. I think that this school has its priorities mixed up. It's a nice school, but it could be a lot better.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 9, 2004

I have had two sons graduate from NAHS (2000 & 2002)with Academic Honors, needless to say the teaching is excellent. I still have one son attending who is doing excellent also. NAHS also has a variety of athletics which should interest most students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 6, 2003

My daughter is a senior at NAHS. She had previously attended a private school, K-8. I have been extremely pleased with the education at NAHS. The extracurricular activities offered are tremendous, and she has had wonderful teachers. We will miss the school!
—Submitted by a parent

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests

Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
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3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 72%
Black 11% 12%
Multiracial 8% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1020 Vincennes Street
New Albany, IN 47150
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Phone: (812) 949-4272


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