Pleasant Grove High School

  • Pleasant Grove High School serves 715 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pleasant Grove 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Pleasant Grove High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Pleasant Grove High School's student population of 715 students has grown by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students715 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pleasant Grove High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pleasant Grove High School is 0.27, 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 School Rank#1143 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
84%
33%
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White
15%
55%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pleasant Grove High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.270.59
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Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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