Section High School

  • Section High School serves 555 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Section 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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

School Overview

  • Section High School's student population of 555 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students555 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Section High School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Section High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Section High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#759 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Section High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Section High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Section High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
American Indian
15%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Section High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Section High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Section High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
81%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Section High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Section High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Section High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.320.33
This chart display the diversity score of Section High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Section High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Section High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Section High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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