Deshler High School

200 North Commons East

Tuscumbia, AL 35674-1299

Grades: 8-12

428 students

Deshler High School serves 428 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Deshler High School operates within the Tuscumbia City School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 428 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 428 students
Deshler High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Deshler High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Deshler High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Deshler High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Deshler High School Black Students (1996-2013)
Black
26%
34%
Deshler High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
72%
57%
Deshler High School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Deshler High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.42 0.20
Deshler High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
39%
52%
Deshler High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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%
6%
Deshler High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,483 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,424 is less than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,764 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four years.
School District Name Tuscumbia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
7
Number of Students Managed 1,483 2,979
Tuscumbia City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 68% 72%
Tuscumbia City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $29 MM
Tuscumbia City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $15 MM $31 MM
Tuscumbia City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,424 $9,620
Tuscumbia City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,764 $10,180
Tuscumbia City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Deshler Alternative School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Deshler Alternative School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Deshler Alternative School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TuscumbiaDeshler Alternative School
    Alternative School
    200 North Commons East
    TuscumbiaAL 35674
    (256)389-2910
    Alternative School

    0 mi | Gr. 4-12 | n/a students                      
  • TuscumbiaDeshler Career Technical Center
    Vocational School
    200 North Commons East
    TuscumbiaAL 35674
    (256)389-2910
    Vocational School

    0 mi | Gr. 8-12 | n/a students                      
  • TuscumbiaDeshler Middle School
    598 North High St
    TuscumbiaAL 35674
    (256)389-2920
    0.2 mi | Gr. 6-9 | 382 students                      
  • TuscumbiaT V Y S D F
    Alternative School
    300 East Seventh St
    TuscumbiaAL 35674
    (256)389-2900
    Alternative School

    0.6 mi | Gr. 5-12 | n/a students                      
  • TuscumbiaG W Trenholm Primary School
    601 Joe Wheeler Hwy
    TuscumbiaAL 35674
    (256)389-2940
    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 328 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 02, 2011 - excellent school due to the excellent leadership from principals Jennifer Gray and Bob Black. Great athletic teams, good quality academically,great extracurricular activities/awards/low parent involvement - Posted by Parent

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