125 Atwood Road
Hayden, AL 35079
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Hayden High School serves 862 students in grades 8-12.
Hayden High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Hayden High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Hayden High School's student population of 862 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Total Students
862 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Hayden High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hayden High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#323 out of 1263 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
2%
33%
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White
95%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
91%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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I took my daughter on a tour when she was a junior. I wanted her to appreciate the academic classes that she was receiving at her current school. When they asked me what classes she was currently taking, I had to explain to them what an AP class was as they assumed that I was referring to a simple honors curriculum. I was told that she would have to do dual enrollment to get the same type of classes. My daughter was not impressed in the least when she saw an obvious lack of rigorous academic, language, and fine art curriculum as well a lack of student diversity. As an educator, I found this disturbing. As a former student, I was not surprised. As a parent, I would not send my children there. They deserve better. They deserve an environment rich in academics, language, and diversity, not one that is biased and ill-prepared to meet my child's needs. I can say this much, the school system did offer a trade school rich in technical instruction while I was there.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 862 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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