202 County Road 510
Verbena, AL 36091
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
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 declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
608 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Verbena High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1017 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
91%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 608 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Btm 50%)

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