81 College St
Blountsville, AL 35031
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
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 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 537 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Jb Pennington High School's student population of 537 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
537 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 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 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State 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 Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
21%
9%
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Black
2%
32%
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White
77%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.37
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
91%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   4/26/2021
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
- Posted by Student/Alumni - X
2   9/23/2014
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.
- Posted by Parent - duckr

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 537 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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