Alabaster City Schools receives third consecutive A on state report card

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, December 19, 2023

By NOAH WORTHAM | Staff Writer

ALABASTER – Alabaster City Schools has received an A on its state report card for the third year in a row.

Each year, the state’s school systems receive a report card that scores performance and a variety of other factors from the Alabama State Department of Education. The ALDSE has released its grades for the 2022-2023 school year and Alabaster City Schools received an A on its report card.

“I’m very proud of our principals and our teachers and our parents and our students for the excellent work they do to make our schools (grade) A schools,” Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers said. “We’re an A school system, and I’m very proud of that. We appreciate our board and their support.”

This year, Alabaster City Schools improved its score on its state report card—increasing from a 90 to a 91.

“I am so proud of the hard work of our teachers, staff and students,” ACS Board of Education President Adam Moseley said. “There is a lot that goes into being an ‘A’ district. We still have work to do, but maintaining an ‘A’ shows the commitment that ACS has for our students.”

The ALDSE utilizes a variety of metrics to arrive at letter grades for all of Alabama’s 139 school systems. The district score is based on the individual scores from schools in the system and the report card grade considers student achievement, academic growth, college and career readiness as well as chronic absenteeism for students in each school.

The following is a breakdown of the overall score for each of Alabaster’s schools:

  • Creek View Elementary: 94
  • Meadow View Elementary: 94
  • Thompson Intermediate: 91
  • Thompson Middle: 83
  • Thompson High: 84

“Every school made an improvement on their report card grade and Thompson Intermediate School went from a B to an A which is pretty amazing,” Vickers said. “We’re very excited and appreciate the hard work and efforts that have made that possible”