Verbena High School

  • Verbena High School serves 651 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 23% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Verbena High School's student population of 651 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students651 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Verbena High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Verbena High School is 0.36, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#1093 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
12%
33%
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White
79%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Verbena High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.360.59
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Graduation Rate≥90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Verbena High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChilton County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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  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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