Calhoun High School

8213 County Rd 33,

Letohatchee, AL, 36047-9731

Tel: (334)227-4515
Grades: 8-12

286 students

Calhoun High School serves 286 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Calhoun High School operates within the Lowndes County School District.
The school district's 58% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 286 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 286 students
Calhoun High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Calhoun High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Calhoun 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 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Calhoun High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Black
98%
35%
Calhoun High School Black (1989-2012)
White
1%
58%
Calhoun High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Calhoun High School Sch Ethnicity Calhoun 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.
0.04 0.70
Calhoun 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.
87%
51%
Calhoun 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%
Calhoun High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,828 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Lowndes County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 1,828 3,032
Lowndes County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 58% 72%
Lowndes County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $23 MM $29 MM
District Spending $24 MM $31 MM
Lowndes County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,609 $9,620
Lowndes County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,275 $10,180
Lowndes 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 Project Success Learning Center (7.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hayneville Middle School (5.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fort Deposit Elementary School (7.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hayneville Hayneville Middle School
    101 Lafayette St
    Hayneville , AL , 36040
    (334)548-2184
    5.7  mi  |  266  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Fort Deposit Fort Deposit Elementary School
    200 Gilmer Hills Rd
    Fort Deposit , AL , 36032
    (334)227-8704
    7.6  mi  |  323  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Hayneville Central Elementary School
    141 Main St
    Hayneville , AL , 36040
    (334)563-7319
    7.7  mi  |  282  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Hayneville Project Success Learning Center
    Alternative School
    141 Main St
    Hayneville , AL , 36040
    (334)563-9869
    Alternative School
    7.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Hayneville Central High School
    145 Main St
    Hayneville , AL , 36040
    (334)563-7311
    7.7  mi  |  271  students  |  Gr.  8-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - I attende this school and it is a great and safe school - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - I attended Calhoun High School. And I really did what I had to do with no problems, but for everyone not in school go to this one. Louve you guys - Posted by Parent

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