Al School Of Math And Science (Closed 2008)

1255 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36604

    School Overview

    Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
    Total Studentsn/a
    Total Classroom Teachersn/a

    School Comparison

    Definition of Terms 2007-2008 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
    Overall School Rank--
    Student : Teacher Ration/a18:1
    Asian
    100%
    1%
    All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Al School Of Math And Science.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
    Diversity Scoren/a0.59
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    School District NameAl Of Math And Science School District
    Source: 2007-2008 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

    School Notes

    • The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) is a public residential high school located in Mobile, Alabama. It is a member of the NCSSSMST. ASMS and the Alabama School of Fine Arts draw students from across the state and together are considered the top magnet schools in the state. The school has a very high ratio of teachers with their doctorate, and all teachers have at least one masters degree in their field.
    • The school is modeled on the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Students complete their final two or three years of high school focusing on advanced studies in mathematics and the sciences. All courses are taught at the AP or Honors level. The school is open to all Alabama high school students through a competitive admissions process. The strong academic program, which is comprehensive in the humanities as well as the sciences, is complemented by varsity and intramural sports, residential life activities, and college counseling.
    • The school was founded in 1989 as a unique public-private partnership. The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is an independent agency of the state government, while the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Foundation coordinates private support. The first class of students entered in 1991 and graduated in 1993. The school is located in midtown Mobile; the facility was formerly the site of the Dauphin Way Baptist Church, but has undergone extensive renovations and additions to create laboratory, classroom, and dormitory spaces. In addition, the school commenced groundbreaking on the first new building since the school opened on May 29, 2006. This construction project has demolished the current SAC, or Student Activities Center, and is in the process of rebuilding it. The SAC building includes the library, gym, exercise and weight rooms, mail and reception facilities, the nurse's office, and a recreation room.
    • The original academic design of ASMS only permitted students to enter as high school juniors and complete two years of education before continuing onto a collegiate level. As of the 1998-1999 academic school year, the school has opened its doors to include sophomores, allowing students to apply for entry as either sophomores or juniors*.
    • Also, it is noteworthy that the school does not charge for tuition, books, room, or board. The only fee involved is an annual activities fee, which covers class trips and other day-to-day activities inherent in a residential high school.
    • *It is important to note that some students have been admitted as seniors, although this is an extremely rare case.
    • Historically, the average student admitted to this school raises his/her ACT (American College Test) score around 4 points from the time of entry to the time of graduation. This statistic is somewhat misleading, as many students improve their scores in repeated participations in this examination.
    • Notable Alumni: Virgil Griffith.

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