School Details

Excel High School

3010 Hwy 136 West, Excel, AL 36439
(251) 765-2351
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 1067 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

62%
74%
85%
78%
82%
88%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
86%
85%
81%
85%
88%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
88%
91%
82%
82%
89%

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.
76%
64%
80%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
75%
77%
80%
84%
88%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
74%
73%
84%
78%
86%

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%
61%
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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
72%
79%
72%
73%
79%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
90%
95%
72%
67%
75%
92%
88%
85%
78%
76%
83%
63%
60%
71%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
97%
98%
83%
85%
90%
95%
96%
95%
92%
89%
94%
83%
87%
90%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Excel High School is a public high school in Monroeville. The principal of Excel High School is Mr Marty W Hanks and can be contacted at mhanks@monroe.k12.al.us. 1,067 students attend Excel High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 53% of the 1,067 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Excel High School is 16:1. Monroe Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 54%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.9%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm a member of the class of 98 and my time at EHS was pretty good. When I was there they were a 3 sport school ( basketball football and baseball ) I didn't like that . But I heard they added more sports to the program and that's great. Education wise Excel is a great school and family oriented.

  • (2 years ago)

    It is true EHS does have some valuable assets. But there are drawbacks to living in a small town. The educators try but there is no way that they can reach every single student in such large classes. Diversity is another aspect of Excel that is lacking; for instance there are few minorities represented within the student body. I know from experience that this causes animosity among students and teachers. Another negative is that the football team is the grounding for the school. Taking time out of one's day to go to a pep rally rather than learning the basic rules of grammar logic philosophy or language is not an excellent use of children's mental resources. Boys and men are catered to within the EHS - girls sports activities and training are not at the core of the schools values. Women are not allowed or sincerely discouraged to take Agricultural Science (Ag) or Shop classes. This severely limits the potential of those women who graduate from Excel. It also reinforces negative stereotypical gender roles. Speaking of gender roles sexuality is highly discouraged - leaving students to explore dangerous territory. Homosexuality is out of the question as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    just a concern parent trying to keep intouch with childs progress in school i know that a lot of times the school will seen letters home with the student but some time those letters dont make it home.

  • (4 years ago)

    im a student and everyone is nuce sweet and accepting the teachers love to he us and is pround to be here

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from Excel. This was some of the best times of my life. Close friends and caring teachers. This is the best school in the county.

  • (6 years ago)

    So Im a student in ehs and I can say that everyone in the school is very close to one another..We are taught to be leaders and have great citizenship.We all work together to make our school and town a better place .We hold alot of sports and club with the rule of an overall average or better I can say excel is one of the few school you can grow tto a wonderful family as students and teachers we all work together

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a student and his father is a graduate from EHS by far this is the best school in the county. His father and I would not send him anywhere else the teachers and staff are great. We are keeped informed with his progress and that is very important to us. Thank you EHS for a wonderful job well done.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student at EHS that is by far the best school in monroe county educational and athletic wise. I am very proud of the education I have recieved there and cant wait to send my children there.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a graduate from excel and all 3 of my children went to excel.my youngest is a senior this year.excel has the best staff in the county and they should be proud of the job they do every day

  • (8 years ago)

    I am not a parent but I am a 2004 graduate. The school is the best! It has a very friendly atmosphere and the teachers are great. The teachers are always eager to help students in any way they can be of assistance.

  • (8 years ago)

    Though I am not a parent of a child who attended EHS I did graduate from there. I enjoyed the environment and the closeness that my fellow peers and I had. It's a wonderful school! The teachers and administration were great and more personable to talk to about problems or anything else we felt that was on our minds.

  • (9 years ago)

    I agree with the last review. If you're born there it's better. However if you're not from there especially if you're from another state it can be very difficult. The teachers do a wonderful job but the administration is so-so. My kids loved it because they had great teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school if you were born in excel If not it's very difficult for your child to fit it. Only those born here reap the benefits especially if your parent is a teacher here.

  • (10 years ago)

    My husband and I are both graduates of Excel School. Our two childen are also students. It is a wonder school enviorment friendly and very close nit. I recommend it to anyone!

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