Verbena High School

202 County Rd 510

Verbena, AL 36091-0128

Tel: (205)280-2820
Grades: KG-12

552 students

Verbena High School serves 552 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Verbena High School operates within the Chilton County School District.

Overview

The student population of 552 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 552 students
Verbena High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Verbena High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Verbena High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Verbena High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
5%
Verbena High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
12%
35%
Verbena High School Black (1989-2012)
White
78%
58%
Verbena High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Verbena High School Sch Ethnicity Verbena 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.
0.37 0.31
Verbena High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
66%
51%
Verbena 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.
5%
7%
Verbena High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,739 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Chilton County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
7
Number of Students Managed 7,739 3,032
Chilton County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $65 MM $29 MM
Chilton County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $67 MM $31 MM
Chilton County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,511 $9,620
Chilton County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,817 $10,180
Chilton 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 Marbury School (6.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Marbury Middle School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clanton Elementary School (8.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Marbury Marbury Middle School
    P O Drawer
    Marbury , AL 36051
    (205)755-2118
    3.9  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Marbury Marbury School
    P O Drawer A
    Marbury , AL 36051
    (205)755-2118
    6.4  mi  |  597  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Clanton Chilton Co High School
    1214 7th St South
    Clanton , AL 35045
    (205)280-2710
    7.8  mi  |  761  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Clanton Clanton Elementary School
    1000 Cloverleaf Dr
    Clanton , AL 35045
    (205)280-2730
    8.1  mi  |  793  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Clanton Clanton Intermediate School
    825 Temple Rd
    Clanton , AL 35045
    (205)280-2790
    8.1  mi  |  710  students  |  Gr.  3-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 24, 2014 - i AM A 1949 GRADUATE...YES, 1949. VERBENA WAS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL THEN, AS I SEE IT STILL IS, AND MY TIME AT VERBENA MADE COLLEGE SO EASY FOR ME. OUR TEACHERS WERE SO VERY INTERESTED IN MAKING US WELL ROUNDED INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL AS EDUCATED IN THE BOOKS. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE BEST SCHOOL IN ALABAMA. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - Verbena is an excellent school with great teachers who genuinely care about their students. In my opinion it is one of the top schools in chilton county based on the quality of teachers. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Chilton County, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.36, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.31. The most diverse school district in Chilton County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.