Ashford High School

607 Church St,

Ashford, AL, 36312-4525

Tel: (334)899-5411
Grades: 7-12

741 students

Ashford High School serves 741 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher 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 42%.
Ashford High School operates within the Houston County School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 741 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 741 students
Ashford High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Ashford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ashford High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 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 17:1 15:1
Ashford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
5%
Ashford High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
25%
35%
Ashford High School Black (1989-2012)
White
72%
58%
Ashford High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ashford High School Sch Ethnicity Ashford 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.
0.42 0.55
Ashford 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.
55%
51%
Ashford 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.
6%
7%
Ashford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,495 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 64% over five years.
School District Name Houston County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
7
Number of Students Managed 6,495 2,928
Houston County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 75% 72%
Houston County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $51 MM $29 MM
Houston County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $51 MM $31 MM
Houston County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,023 $9,620
Houston County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,059 $10,180
Houston 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 Houston Co Area Vocational Center (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Beverlye Middle School (7.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ashford Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ashford Houston Co Area Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    801 8th Ave
    Ashford , AL , 36312
    (334)899-3308
    Vocational School
    0.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Ashford Ashford Elementary School
    100 Barfield St
    Ashford , AL , 36312
    (334)899-5912
    0.4  mi  |  842  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Webb Webb Elementary School
    178 Depot St
    Webb , AL , 36376
    (334)792-5744
    5.7  mi  |  490  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Dothan Hidden Lake Elementary School
    1475 Prevatt Rd
    Dothan , AL , 36301
    (334)794-1491
    6.6  mi  |  585  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Dothan Beverlye Middle School
    Magnet School
    1025 South Beverlye Rd
    Dothan , AL , 36301
    (334)794-1432
    Magnet School
    7.2  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  6-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 01, 2011 - my child plays football for the junior high and i have not seen such poor coaching in my entire life it seems to me if you are not wealthy or know somebody you do not play the coaches promise these kids they will get to play and they dont they threaen the children if the parents say anything they wont get to play they have a titeend that falls on the ground when the ball is snapped and wont take them out the game must be a coacheS SON all these kids work just as hard as the rest they should be given a chance but it is obvious nobody cares unless you have money - Posted by Parent

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