Shelby County School System receives grade of B-
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The Shelby County School System received a B- when the state released its annual Report Cards last week.
Some of the ranking factors included percentage of highly qualified teachers, percentage of Adequate Yearly Progress goals met (both are requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act), average ACT score, dropout percentage, dropout grade, percentage enrolled in career/technical education and expenditures per student.
The Shelby County system has 83 percent of highly qualified teachers. The average ACT score of Shelby County students was 21.9.
The county has a dropout percentage of 9.1 percent, with a grade of B.
Almost 53 percent of county students systemwide were enrolled in career/technical education, and the system spends $6,770 per student.
Seventy-five percent of Calera High School teachers are highly qualified; and 100 percent of the AYP goals were met by the school. The average ACT score at CHS was 20.2 and the dropout percentage was 9 percent. Calera High received a C grade.
Chelsea High School received a C grade, with 76 percent of its teachers being highly qualified. ChHS did not meet the AYP goals. The average ACT score at Chelsea High was 20.8, and the dropout rate was 17 percent.
Montevallo High School posted a C grade on the Report Card. One-hundred percent of the teachers at MHS are highly qualified in core subjects, but the school only met 45 percent of its AYP goals.
The average ACT score is 20.2 and the dropout rate is 7 percent.
Oak Mountain High School posted a grade of A- on the Report Card. Ninety-one percent of the teachers at OMHS are highly qualified, and the school met 100 percent of the AYP goals. The average ACT score at OMHS was 23.8 and the school has a 3 percent dropout rate.
Pelham High School posted a B- on the state Report Card with 86 percent of teachers highly qualified. The school met 100 percent of the AYP goals. PHS had an average ACT score of 22.1 and has a 7 percent dropout rate.
Shelby County High School posted a C- on the Report Card released by the state. Eighty-seven percent of the teachers at the school are highly qualified, and the school met 89 percent of its AYP goals.
SCHS had an average 19.8 score on the ACT with a 22 percent dropout rate.
Thompson High School posted a C on the Report Card. The school had 93 &uot;highly qualified&uot; teachers on staff and met 67 percent of its AYP goals. Average score on the ACT was 20.8 and THS posted a 10 percent dropout rate.
Vincent Middle/High’s grade on the state Report Card was a D+. The school met 100 percent of its AYP goals and posted 86 percent &uot;highly qualified&uot; teachers on staff. Average score on the ACT was a 19.2 and VHS had a 16 percent dropout rate