Arab High School

511 Arabian Dr Ne, Arab, AL 35016 | (256) 586-6026
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 739
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3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Patrick Crowder
  • Fax: (256) 586-1948
  • Website: www.arabcityschools.org
School Operational Details
  • Shared Time School
School District Details
  • Arab City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,939
  • Graduation Rate: 88.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.2%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.8
  • Enrolled Students: 2,474

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 739
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 46.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 410 (55.5%)
  • Females: 329 (44.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 41 (5.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 125 (16.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 166 (22.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Arab High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.4%
Black30.4%
Asian60.8%
Hispanic91.2%
White71897.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Arab High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade19526.4%
10th Grade19326.1%
11th Grade19125.8%
12th Grade16021.7%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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3 reviews for Arab High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • On behalf of all of us, we appreciate that you would not send your child to our school, because you sound like you have a real atittude problem. As far as "not bothering to try out unless you have the right last name," judges for those things are from out of town, don't know the participants, and scores are anonymous.

    AHS has consistently scored among the top in Alabama, coming in second only to the prestigious Mtn. Brook. I am proud to say my child goes to Arab High School.

    Personally, we moved here from out of state and have found it to be like any other place: some people are nice, some are not. Mostly, though, the people of Arab welcomed my family and we are glad we're here. If you reach out and be friendly, people respond in kind.


  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 17, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • For decades this school has been one of the snootiest schools in the area. Strange thing is most people just driving through Arab would never guess people here would be so snooty. It is a small town in rural Alabama...a far cry from the "Hollywood Hills" attitude some of the people have there. You are either in the "in crowd" or you are not. People in this crowd act like the other 70 (rough estimate) percent of the student population doesn't even exist. The teachers are part of the problem as many of them were former students. Don't bother trying out for anything unless you have the right last name. Although, this situation might be better now as there are more activities to try out for. But I know in the past this school was bad for such things as; 18 girls always make this team or squad until oops this year it so happens that would mean someone without the right last name making it so we will just have 16 and then the very next year; oh so and so who is a coach's daughter didn't score high enough unless we have 24 and even though we only had 16 last year let's have 24 this year and so on and so forth. I would never send my child to this school.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 27, 2006
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Not that great of a school people wise. Its a snobby school, i've tried to make friends but people there just stick their nose up. The teachers are the same way, they just are nice to the "preps." Take my advice, if your kid is not a "prep," don't move them to AHS.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Arab High School performed on average much better than most other schools across the state on AHSGE state exams in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Language
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

AHSGE - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201099.0%99.0%93.3%
200998.8%98.8%87.6%
200878.1%78.1%72.6%
 
Language Test
201091.1%91.1%78.5%
200993.7%93.7%81.8%
200889.0%89.0%77.0%
 
Math Test
201096.8%96.8%84.3%
200995.0%95.0%85.6%
200892.2%92.2%84.0%
 
Reading Test
201090.5%90.5%81.8%
200993.1%93.1%81.6%
200894.8%94.8%81.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201086.3%86.3%73.1%
200990.6%90.6%78.9%
200888.3%88.3%72.6%
 
Science Test
2009100.0%100.0%75.8%
200896.1%96.1%81.2%
 

Grade 12 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
2010100.0%100.0%94.0%
 
Language Test
201097.4%97.4%91.1%
200998.0%98.0%92.8%
200899.5%99.5%94.5%
 
Math Test
2010100.0%100.0%94.7%
200999.3%99.3%95.4%
2008100.0%100.0%95.5%
 
Reading Test
201097.4%97.4%93.6%
200998.7%98.7%94.2%
200899.5%99.5%95.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201098.0%98.0%90.5%
200999.3%99.3%91.6%
2008100.0%100.0%93.0%
 
Science Test
2009100.0%100.0%93.6%
2008100.0%100.0%95.2%
 
Source: AL Department of Education 2009-2010

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