Discipline problems include drug problems
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2004
Disciplinary problems in Shelby County schools ran the gamut between drugs and weapons last year, according to a report released by recently the school board.
System-wide, a total of 89 incidents were recorded during the 2002-03 school year, according to the annual accountability report. From those incidents, 39 students were suspended, six were expelled and 51 students were sent to alternative school.
Incidents reported included drugs, assaults, bomb threats and weapon-related problems.
Oak Mountain High School had the most drug-related incidents with seven; Montevallo and Thompson high schools tied with the most reported assaults at two; and Shelby County High School had the most weapon-related incidents at nine.
The following report breaks down disciplinary problems at each school by geographical zone:
*&160;The Calera zone reported one disciplinary problem, a drug-related incident at Calera High for which one student was sent to alternative school. Calera Elementary reported no incidents. Average daily attendance at the high school was 475 students; CES averaged 487.
*&160;The Chelsea zone reported 11 incidents. Chelsea High School had five drug-related problems after which administrators suspended one and expelled six. At Chelsea Middle School, there was one assault with one student suspended; two drug problems with two students sent to alternative school; and two weapon-related incidents with one suspended and one sent to alternative school.
Chelsea Elementary School experienced one bomb threat which led to one suspension.
The high school averaged 566 students. The middle school averaged 454; and the elementary school averaged 913 students.
* The Montevallo zone reported six disciplinary actions with five at Montevallo High and one at Montevallo Middle. Montevallo Elementary reported none.
MHS had two assaults resulting in three students being sent to alternative school; two drug problems with two sent to alternative school; and one weapon problem resulting in one suspension. MMS had one weapon-related problem resulting in one suspension. MHS averaged 436 students each day; MMS averaged 333; and MES averaged 624.
* The Oak Mountain geographic zone reported 12 disciplinary actions &045; 10 at the high school and two at the middle school.
Oak Mountain High had seven drug-related incidents resulting in seven students being sent to alternative school; and three weapon-related incidents resulting in two suspensions and one in alternative school. Average daily attendance at the high school was 1,578 students.
Oak Mountain Middle School reported two weapon-related incidents resulting in one suspension and one student in alternative school. Average daily attendance at OMMS was 1,268.
Average daily attendance at OMIS was 766 with 635 students at Inverness Elementary and 811 at Oak Mountain Elementary.
* Schools in the Pelham zone reported 13 disciplinary incidents: seven at Pelham High School, one at Riverchase Middle School, four at Helena Intermediate and one at Valley Intermediate School.
PHS reported six drug-related incidents resulting in eight students being sent to the alternative schools and one weapon-related incident with one student sent to the alternative school. PHS averaged 1,075 per day during the 2002-03 school year.
RMS reported one weapon-related incident resulting in one suspension. RMS averaged 1,023 students per day.
Valley Intermediate School reported one weapon-related incident resulting in one suspension. Average attendance at VIS is 554; at Helena Elementary, 536; and at Valley Elementary, 594 students.
* The Columbiana zone reported 17 disciplinary problems: 12 at Shelby County High School, three at Columbiana Middle School, one at Elvin Hill Elementary and one at Shelby Elementary. Wilsonville Elementary reported no incidents.
SCHS reported nine weapon-related incidents resulting in six suspensions and three students being sent to alternative school; two drug-related incidents resulting in two being sent to alternative school; and one assault with one sent to alternative school.
CMS had one drug-related problem and two weapon-related problems, resulting in two students being sent to alternative school and one suspension.
Both EHES and SES had one weapon-related problem resulting in one suspension each.
Average daily attendance at SCHS was 594; at CMS, 546; at EHES, 529; at SES, 254; and at WES, 190.
* The Thompson zone in Alabaster reported 21 disciplinary problems last year: 13 at Thompson High, four at Thompson Middle, two at Thompson Intermediate and two at Meadow View Elementary. Creek View Elementary had no incidents to report.
THS reported two assaults for which one student was suspended and one student was sent to alternative school; one bomb threat with one student sent to alternative school; six drug-related problems with eight sent to alternative school; and four weapon-related problems with one suspended and three sent to alternative school. Average daily attendance at THS last year was 1,211, the second highest in the county.
TMS reported two drug-related problems and two weapon-related problems resulting in one student’s suspension and three students being sent to alternative school. Average daily attendance was 1,123.
TIS reported one assault resulted in one suspension and one weapon-related incident resulting in a suspension. Average daily attendance was 805.
MVES reported two weapon-related incidents resulting in two suspensions.
Average daily attendance at MVES was 810, and at CVES, 836.
* The Vincent geographical zone reported eight disciplinary incidents, all of which occurred at Vincent Middle/High School.
Seven of the incidents were weapon-related and resulted in seven suspensions. There was also one drug-related incident, also resulting in a suspension.
Average daily attendance at Vincent Middle/High during 2002-03 was 499. Average daily attendance at Vincent Elementary School was 472