Verbena High School

202 County Road 510
Verbena, AL 36091
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Verbena High School serves 608 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Verbena 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (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 28% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Verbena High School's student population of 608 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students608 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Verbena 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 diversity score of Verbena High School is 0.35, 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
#1087 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
11%
33%
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White
80%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.350.59
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChilton County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Verbena High School is Marbury High School (6.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Marbury Middle School (3.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Deatsville Marbury Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 429 students
    3.9 miles
    210 County Road 20 East
    Deatsville, AL 36022
    (334) 365-3522
    3.9 6-8 429
  • Deatsville Marbury High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 592 students
    6.4 miles
    2360 Highway 31 North
    Deatsville, AL 36022
    (334) 387-1910
    6.4 9-12 592
  • Clanton Chilton County High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 806 students
    7.8 miles
    1214 7th St S
    Clanton, AL 35045
    (205) 280-2710
    7.8 9-12 806
  • Clanton Chilton County Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    8.1 miles
    102 1st Street
    Clanton, AL 35045
    (205) 280-0045
    8.1 6-12 n/a
  • Clanton Clanton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 838 students
    8.1 miles
    1000 Cloverleaf Dr
    Clanton, AL 35045
    (205) 280-2730
    8.1 PK-2 838

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
i AM A 1949 GRADUATE...YES, 1949. VERBENA WAS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL THEN, AS I SEE IT STILL IS, AND MY TIME AT VERBENA MADE COLLEGE SO EASY FOR ME. OUR TEACHERS WERE SO VERY INTERESTED IN MAKING US WELL ROUNDED INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL AS EDUCATED IN THE BOOKS. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE BEST SCHOOL IN ALABAMA.
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5  
Verbena is an excellent school with great teachers who genuinely care about their students. In my opinion it is one of the top schools in chilton county based on the quality of teachers.
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