Jb Pennington High School

81 College St
Blountsville, AL 35031
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1.50 (2 reviews)
Jb Pennington High School serves 537 students in grades 7-12.
Jb Pennington High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower 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 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Jb Pennington High School's student population of 537 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students537 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

Jb Pennington High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Jb Pennington High School is 0.31, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#777 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
18%
8%
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Black
1%
33%
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White
81%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.310.59
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
91%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBlount County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Jb Pennington High School is Cleveland High School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blountsville Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Blountsville Blountsville Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 611 students
    1.0 miles
    260 Page St
    Blountsville, AL 35031
    (205) 429-2458
    1 K-6 611
  • Cleveland Cleveland Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 471 students
    5.4 miles
    115 Stadium Dr
    Cleveland, AL 35049
    (205) 274-2223
    5.4 K-6 471
  • Cleveland Cleveland High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 385 students
    5.5 miles
    71 High School St
    Cleveland, AL 35049
    (205) 274-9915
    5.5 7-12 385
  • Cleveland Blount County Learning Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12
    5.6 miles
    189 Horton Ln
    Cleveland, AL 35049
    (205) 274-0503
    5.6 PK-12 n/a
  • Cleveland Blount County Career Technical Center Vocational School
    Grades: 10-12
    5.9 miles
    61500 Us Highway 231
    Cleveland, AL 35049
    (205) 625-3424
    5.9 10-12 n/a

School Reviews

  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
Other than the few staff members that truly care about a child's educational atmosphere and experience within it, this is by far the worst school in the Blount County Schools system. My judgement is based on staff character, academic curriculum, overall student's college readiness, accessibility for minorities (racial, physical, mental, etcetera), and lastly, the complaints of previous and current student body. Parents, if you are considering enrolling your child in this school I beg you to seek out better options. The only benefits this school has is an outstanding sports program and newly constructed facilities. If you value your child's education and mental health whatsoever, consider a different institution. April, 2021
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2  
Common Core Math is killing my childrens love for math. The lack of interest in spelling is a terrible thing. My girls are in the 5th grade in BES. I will have to say that if I don't see an improvement in the curriculum and see more opportunities for the students to suceed I will pull my child out. My children need to be prepared for college. That is my top priority.
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