Shelby County High School

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5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
9
Grades
8-12 & Ungraded
Students
1,026
Type
Public
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Writing
39%
State avg: 44%
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Biology I
31%
State avg: 38%
English 2
56%
State avg: 57%
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7/10
College readiness
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A promising sign:

This school is above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
94%
State avg: 88%
Average ACT score
19
State avg: 19
AP course participation
55%
State avg: 21%
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5/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and students in this school are learning at the same rate as similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

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Students
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White
78%
Hispanic
11%
Black
8%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
12 :1
State avg: 16 :1
Students per counselor
279 :1
State avg: 448 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
14%
State avg: 10%
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9 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
5 3
4 1
3 1
2 0
1 3
Neighborhood
Last modified: May 3, 2017
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