Pleasant Grove High School

100 Spartan Drive
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Pleasant Grove High School serves 782 students in grades 7-12.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 782 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pleasant Grove High School's student population of 782 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
782 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Pleasant Grove High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Pleasant Grove High School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1234 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
89%
32%
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White
7%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.20
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
89%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pleasant Grove High School's ranking?
Pleasant Grove High School is ranked #1234 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤1% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Pleasant Grove High School?
The graduation rate of Pleasant Grove High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 89%.
How many students attend Pleasant Grove High School?
782 students attend Pleasant Grove High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Pleasant Grove High School students are Black, 7% of students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pleasant Grove High School?
Pleasant Grove High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Pleasant Grove High School offer ?
Pleasant Grove High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Pleasant Grove High School part of?
Pleasant Grove High School is part of Jefferson County School District.

School Reviews

1   5/13/2017
I am really disappointed in the graduation rate of Pleasant Grove. What exactly is the problem?
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Dock Cleveland

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 782 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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