School Details

Locust Fork High School

77 School Rd, Locust Fork, AL 35097
(205) 681-7846
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 725 students 20 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT 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 score at or above the state standard.
74%
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76%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA 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 score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Blount County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT 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 score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Blount County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Blount County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Blount County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Locust Fork High School is a public high school in Locust Fork. The principal of Locust Fork High School is Mr Daniel Smith, whose e-mail is dsmith@blountboe.net. 725 students attend Locust Fork High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 725 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Locust Fork High School is 20:1. Blount Co Career Tech Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 88%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Worst school ever.They have the most unprofessional staff.It is like having children in -charge of the school.They are not people you can count on to be on top of things and I don't know about anyone else but when it comes to my kids I want the job done right.You want get that from Locust Fork.DON T SEND YOUR KIDS TO THAT SCHOOL.

  • (2 years ago)

    i went here for my 8th and half of my freshmen year and what could say about how much i loved it there.mr.smith is a great principal and mr.hughes was understanding.mr.morgan was funny i had fun going to school here because the teacher are very nice people.i meet several nice people from the school and still talk to them. i love this school i was an a-b honor roll student there.thanks to all the wonderful teachers there and mr.hughes

  • (2 years ago)

    I have attented Locust Fork for almost 13 years now. I hate to be rude but most people who are unhappy with our school will be unhappy anywhere because they just like to complain. The teachers I have met throughout the years have made a lasting impression on my life and have not only gave me a sufficent education but have helped me in any way they can outside of the classroom. This school is full of loving and caring individuals who won't nothing more than for us to succed. I am beyond proud of my community and my school; Locust Fork will forever hold a special place in my heart. People tend to be very judgemental and harsh on our school but I can honestly say there is no other school that I would want my child to attend. I plan to reside here and hopefully teach at Locust Fork Elementary one day soon. I feel that my teachers have given me a great education just as well as those of other schools from different states. Any parent who has something bad to say about their childs education probably does not see the way their child attends in class. I would suggest Locust Fork High School to anyone who loves living in a small tight knit town. I love LFHS! (

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to "re-teach" my child a lot of material that is taught to him at school. I give my child most of the home work that he has because he comes home on most days without any. If you have a full time job and don't have the spare time to be a second teacher to your child then please do not send them here. Yes there are a lot of well-meaning folks in the community; but niceness does not an education make. Sorry......

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at Locust Fork and have been there since my 4th grade year. I feel we have a wonderful school in a good environment. Yes it is true that we may be some-what behind other schools but all in all we do learn plenty. And as for Mr. Hughes being the only person who cares for us students that is most definately not true. We have amazing teachers who care for us and treat us as their own. In fact during my Sophmore year I had continuously had C's as well as D's a new teacher named Ms. Matson took her planning period to tutor me as well as other students. Since that year I have become a straight A student and I owe it all to her. She isn't the only one either our principals are incredible and so are all of the faculty at Locust Fork!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of three childreen one that currently attends the high school and two that are in the elementary. My opinion is that it is a great school and a wonderful community to be a part of. My children take great pride in their school. What some parents don't realize is the opportunity is there for all students. It is your job as a parent to help your child acheive to his or her full potential. I have never had an issue that was not resolved in a timely proffessional manner. I think the school has improved over the last 5 years and the assistant principle does a great job with disipline and keeping control of the school. I am very proud that my children are a part of this school and look forward to the remaining years to come!

  • (7 years ago)

    In response to this parent's review of Locust Fork I would like to disagree with how LF is 2 years below Tennessee. LF is a great school with good teachers. The state board of education and the Blount County Board of Eductaion don't adequately fund LF.

  • (7 years ago)

    Well i am astudent at locust fork high school and im a senior i wont say who i am. Yes it is true that the standards are a bit lower but not much. Ive been to other schools like well i wont say that will give me away but lets just say it was another 1 in alabama and it was the same in the other state we were at the same place in every subject. The problem does not lie with the teachers they are all great except for lowery the problem is with the students./

  • (7 years ago)

    There is one person who genuinely cares for the students at LFHS and that would be Mr.Hughes.

  • (7 years ago)

    School lacks leadership by the staff and the quality of the education the students are receiving is far below average. Children are not taught they are babysat. I am very disappointed and know my child has not received an adequate education.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not a good school. My student complained a lot about many aspects of the school. I told her to give it time to sink in since she had just been enrolled. However nothing improved. We moved to Locust Fork from Tennessee and my daughter is a sophomore. She told me that 10th grade standards here are the equivalent to 8th grade standards in TN. I got to see the school for myself and I must say it doesn't seem very organized nor is it very attractive. Personally I dislike this school. And to any parent reading this my daughter would like to add the message; 'please don't let your kid suffer don't make them go to LFHS!'

  • (9 years ago)

    it is great school aready had two granduate one in the 5th the principal of the high school is his coach his wife is the pe coach we moved from the city to the country we love it.

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