Verbena High School

202 County Road 510
Verbena, AL 36091
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 544 students in grades Prekindergarten-12, Verbena High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 70-79% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Verbena High School's student population of 544 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
544 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Verbena High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Verbena High School is 0.42, 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.
This School
State Level (AL)
#973 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Verbena High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
8%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Verbena 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 2021-22 school year data.
33%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Verbena 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 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Verbena High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Verbena High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Verbena High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
9%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Verbena High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
9%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Verbena High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
75%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Verbena High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Verbena High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Verbena High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.42
This chart displays the diversity score of Verbena High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
70-79%
88%
This chart displays graduation rate of Verbena High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Verbena High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Verbena High School's ranking?
Verbena High School is ranked #973 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Verbena High School often compared to?
Verbena High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thorsby High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Verbena High School?
The graduation rate of Verbena High School is 70-79%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 88%.
How many students attend Verbena High School?
544 students attend Verbena High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Verbena High School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Verbena High School?
Verbena High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Verbena High School offer ?
Verbena High School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is Verbena High School part of?
Verbena High School is part of Chilton County School District.

School Reviews

5   1/24/2014
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - BETTY
5   11/15/2012
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - tkell

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 70-79% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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