School Details

Andalusia High School

701 Third St, Andalusia, AL 36420
(334) 222-7569
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 470 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Andalusia City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Andalusia High School is a public high school in Andalusia. The principal of Andalusia High School is Dr Daniel Shakespeare, whose e-mail is ahs@alaweb.com. 470 children attend Andalusia High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 47% of the 470 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Andalusia High School is 14:1. Cedar Grove Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 34%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    tremendous teachers and staff! Has produced several National Merit Semi Finalists and has strong sports programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a former student at this school in the 90s. When my oldest son attended this school I could see that nothing had changed. Poor leadership and if you were not in the "A" list of people in other words poor then they didn't have time for you or your child. I made my child quit school and get his GED at 16. That's a hard choice to make to protect your child from school bullying that no one wants to do anything about. I am so glad we moved away for my youngest child to never have to attend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent facility. The staff is great and it really is a quality school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a third generation graduate of AHS and I love everything about the school. It prepares students for life after high school; it is a wonderful place for scholarship athletics and friendship.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former graduate from Andalusia High School. My sons(two) graduated from Andalusia. Andalusia is one of the most classy pride oriented top notch schools in Alabama. The teachers faculty/staff and administration do a great job at educating their students. The total school climate is 'academic excellence'. This is their focus day by day month by month and year by year. The athletic program is top notch as well. This school provides a variety to academic skills embedded with athletics. The students here are motivated to excell in both areas. It's competitive and has pride in every aspect. You won't get a better education in the surrounding areas. Those of you who feel that Andalusians are snobbs well if they are(which they aren't) they are snobbs with class pride and a great education. If you can't best us..come on and join us! Submitted by a former student teacher and a parent.

  • (7 years ago)

    Andalusia High school is a great school for all students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a graduate of AHS as well as my son. My daughter is in the 10th grade. AHS offered me a quality education and a variety of extracurricular activities. That has not changed. My son was at the top of his class and is at a major university. My daughter is at the top. The principal assistant principal teachers & staff offer the best they can provide to each and every student that walks in those doors. The fact is they can only do so much. Parents have to get involved. Just because your child hits 9th grade or begins to drive doesn't mean you should stop going to parent/teacher nights ball games plays concerts fundraisers etc.... Our school has the best athletes and clubs around. We have to make sure that we as parents are standing behind the faculty staff & our students to continue the AHS Pride.

  • (8 years ago)

    AHS is a great school. Yeah there are the different groups but every school has them. There is also the choice of honor classes or regular classes. Our Band Baseball Basketball Softball and Football teams are the best around. We all take pride in our school tradtions and accomplishments. The teachers do care about the students and will help to be sure they do what they need to do to pass. Andalusia High School is the place to go unless you don't want a challenge and a wonderful education.

  • (9 years ago)

    my son is in 10th grade at andaluisa high school. i had heard many tells about the high school before my son attended. i was not pleased with what is heard. however i have found many of those stories to be false. first i would like to thank our principle and vice principle for the wonderful job they are doing for our school. as you may know in 05 we received an award for being one of the safest schools in the state of alabama. andaluisa high school has come a long way. we have a wonderful football and baseball program. our golf team won a championship in 05. we have a wonderful baseketball sofball and volleyball program as well. one thing that helps with the football program is the awsome band that we have. however i do not feel that there is enough parent involvement in the school system.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a 1984 graduate I am impressed with how far the school has come. My 2 youngest attend AHS and are active in clubs band and sports. After moving back after 15 years away I was worried about how my kids would be accepted and they have been treated very well by the kids and faculty. I am greatly impressed with Dr. Shakespeare He is a great principal and motivator.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a 2005 graduate of AHS and extremely proud of it. Andalusia High School is an incredible learning institution. The classes are challenging but I learned so much from them. Many people may say that Andalusia is too hard but the faculty is only trying to prepare their students for the future. I went directly to a four year university and a lot of the stuff I learned in high school has come in handy. Oh yeah Andalusia people are not snobby we are just proud of our achievements and our school!

  • (9 years ago)

    AHS is a decent school to attend if your parents make $80 000 a year (in a city in which the average salary is $17 500 per year) but forget it if you have a single parent making minimum wage. The teachers and faculty didn't seem to understand when I went there that some students are poor (despite city efforts to correct that by zonning poorer students to county schools). In fact I once knew a group of kids who had to drop or avoid classes due to the fact that the course(s) required too much computer work-seeing as though they were too poor to afford one and that the libraray computers are virtually inaccesible. On the lighter side compared with big inner city schools the violence is marginal and the drug problem is as well. Furthermore racial violence is also at a minimum the teachers are great and the students are smart.

  • (9 years ago)

    Every teenager i talked to hated going to andalusia b/c the kids there are so snobby and very bad at football. They think they are so much better than the county schools but when it comes to playoff time. The 'andalusia star news' is busy covering the county schools on the fri. Nights while the andalusia 'city' school jealously sits on the sofa.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one of the finest schools I have ever had the pleasure of attending and one of the finest football teams I have ever seen. There season was not as good as it should have been in 2004 but I bet money that in 2005 they win state and I bet they win state for a many a time after that cause that got this new coach(Tom Causey) and he is quite the coach.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think AHS overall was a great school...It was more of a second home...Some people may not think it matters but it does...I now attend a decently well know college and I am proud I attended AHS..I got to know all the students and teachers in a personal level...i really enjoyed classes...the staff does want to reach out and help..in fact they may even over push you at times...I also scored a 31 and was able to keep straight A's...gossip...name a school that doesnt gossip...local schools that are a better choice...give me a break..people make all A's when they move because its like moving from a private university to a local community college..yes there are some drugs but I always felt safe even being a minority in South Alabama...I think i have meet the nicest people here and i have been to several places around the world..overall experience I'd never giveup.

  • (10 years ago)

    Andalusia High School is a great School. I am so proud to be from such a worderful place. My four years and Andalusia were unmatched and I will love this school and community for the rest of my life. I suggest you bring your kids to Andalusia High. Blake Kelley Class of 2002

  • (10 years ago)

    I sincerely believe that aside from the influence of my parents the faculty and staff of the Andalusia City Schools are greatly responsible for my success. The education I recieved from this public school system is second to none and this fact became very evident during the course of my collegiate experience. I echo the sentiments of Mr. Owens and am proud to be called an Andalusian. It's truly great to be from Andy High! - Kiel Odom Class of 2000

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a former student. This school had many great traditions and good athletics. However the staff (with the exception of about 3 teachers) just never seemed to want to reach out and help. The student life was so stressful. I made low grades yet recieved a 31 on my ACT. The people are not down to earth and most classes were centered around gossip with the teachers and what was going on that weekend rather than learning. If you are looking for education in this area there are local schools other than AHS that would be a much better choice.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very excellent school. Most students are very involved. The classes are challenging but informative. Drugs and violence are not an issue probably due to our excellent principal.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was graduated in the class of 2000 at Andalusia High Scool. It was a great experience for me. My teachers knew me as a student and as a friend. They were always more than willing to help me out with anything that I needed. It provided me with the education that I needed to go directly to a four year university and to succeed there as well. If you want your child to get a lower level education then send them to one of the surrounding schools say 25 minutes away where they can get high grades without learning. If you want them to receive the best education at a public school in Alabama send them to Andalusia!

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