Horseshoe Bend High School

10684 Hwy 22 East,

New Site, AL, 36256

Tel: (256)329-9110
Grades: KG-12

779 students

Horseshoe Bend High School serves 779 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Horseshoe Bend High School operates within the Tallapoosa County School District.

Overview

The student population of 779 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 779 students
Horseshoe Bend High School Total Students (1993-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Horseshoe Bend High School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Horseshoe Bend High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Horseshoe Bend High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
5%
Horseshoe Bend High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
8%
35%
Horseshoe Bend High School Black (1993-2012)
White
88%
58%
Horseshoe Bend High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Horseshoe Bend High School Sch Ethnicity Horseshoe Bend High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.22 0.55
Horseshoe Bend High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
51%
Horseshoe Bend High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Horseshoe Bend High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,005 students has grown by 528% over five years.
School District Name Tallapoosa County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
7
Number of Students Managed 3,005 2,928
Tallapoosa County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $29 MM
Tallapoosa County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $32 MM $31 MM
Tallapoosa County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $61,923 $9,620
Tallapoosa County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $66,324 $10,180
Tallapoosa County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wadley High School (11.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Wadley High School (11.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jim Pearson Elementary School (13 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wadley Wadley High School
    105 Bailey St
    Wadley , AL , 36276
    (256)395-2286
    11.4  mi  |  415  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Alexander City Jim Pearson Elementary School
    1240 Scott Rd
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8625
    13  mi  |  698  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Alexander City Nathaniel H Stephens Elementary School
    851 Laurel St
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8631
    13.1  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  3-4
  • Alexander City Alexander City Middle School
    359 State St
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8660
    13.6  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  5-12
  • Alexander City Benjamin Russell High School
    225 Heard Blvd
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8611
    13.9  mi  |  1008  students  |  Gr.  7-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 26, 2007 - Horseshoe Bend is a great school as in academics,sports,enviroment, and dicipline wise. The student dress code is just outragous, I mean you put in the student hand book that you may wear a jacket or a pull over of your choice, and then 3 and a half months later you all decide to change the fact that we can wear a pull over of our choice.Also, my opinion of the dress code is that it changes our individuality and who we are, beside it doesn't effect our course of study and how we learn it's just another thing that you all have to worry about, like (Does all the boys have their shirts tucked in , is everyone within the dress code) and just little things like that, besides if ya'll would worry more about our education than what step you need to take to make sure that the student body dresses the way you all want us to ,I think Horseshoe Bend would be a more better school. Personally, I didn't see anything worrg with the way students were dressing before except the boys were slacking a little and if you ask me Coach Boyd made sure he took good care of that. Please, don't get me worng it's a great school it's just that school is getting a little rediculous than ever before. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended November 04, 2007 - Horseshoe Bend is a great school. I reccommend this school. And I attend this school. The school is a great school to attend for academics. The sports are good too. The band is good. There is only one problem and that is the dress code. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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