Hayden High School

  • Hayden High School serves 860 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Hayden High School's student population of 860 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students860 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hayden High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hayden High School is 0.12, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#684 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
3%
33%
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White
94%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hayden High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.120.59
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hayden High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBlount County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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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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