School Details

Moody High School

714 High School Dr, Moody, AL 35004
(205) 640-5127
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 656 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • St Clair 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 2013
  • St Clair County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Moody High School is a public high school in Moody. The principal of Moody High School is Mr J Dale Stripling and can be contacted at dale.stripling@sccboe.org. 656 children attend Moody High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 34% of the 656 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Moody High School is 14:1. Leeds High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 87% 87%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school. Over the years I noticed how the better teachers were either let go for idiotic reasons or they left because they could get a more competitive salary at a better school. Football was a main focus as was religion. Students were treated very rudely by other student for not attending religious groups or not agreeing with Replublican ideals. Most of my senior year was spent watching movies. Also the school was not accredited I am told it is now. Because of this I was denied at several colleges and universities. It is all about who you know at this school. Bullies and trouble makers are very rarely punished because administrators "have known them for most of their lives and they are not that kind of kid." The councelor never encouraged anyone to higher education. Most of the time the materials sit on a shell and are a come and get them kind of deal. Honestly I learned more in my first year of college than the entire 4 at MHS. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    My niece goes to this school and I am amazed at how little work she has to do and can still be in the AP classes. In addition it appears that the students have little respect for the teachers and the diversity in this school is significantly less than the community profile. It strikes me as an elitist small town school with the typical cliques and favorites. Looking at the schools overall scores it does not score very high as compared to schools in Mountain Brook Vestavia and Trussville. What a shame.

  • (5 years ago)

    Moody school is the worst school a student could go to. All Moody cares about is football. And nothing else. The teachers are so lazy. Most teachers dont teach all they do is click a button and the slides change. Really its school we have to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student at Moody High and I could probably type around 10 paragraphs of complaints about my school. But firstly I have a real problem in understanding who hires the teachers. The administration has hired very young teachers which have contributed to lack of experience. They are also very incompetent in the way they handle dicispline. The school is lacking a considerable fine art program and are highly concentrated on football. Moody is a growing area but the school is not diverse and racial feuds have came to this school one too many times. This is why i've been considering many other schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school definitely needs to provide more highly qualified teachers. Also a focus on the course of study is much needed. The students need more encouragement and extracurricular activities to prevent an increased drop-out rate.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to this school and everything about it is great. All of the staff has in one way or another affected my life on more than just a schloarly level. I have received insite on life and an education.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a former student (class of 1998) I think I am in a position to testify to the quality of the teachers. Overall I would say they are very competent in their selected studies as well as overall knowledge of many things. As we all know from growing up school isnt about just what you learn in a textbook it's the experience that really carries you through life and I feel my experiences were enhanced at Moody High. Granted I was in the band program as was one of the previous writers and I learned most of everything from that class but my overall experience was spectacular and I would recommend it to anyone. Great school and great community to raise a kid in.

  • (10 years ago)

    Moody High School has a wonderful staff & faculty that is continually involved in educating caring and preparing each student for 'real life'. There is a lot of emphasis on the Alabama High School Graduation Exam because each student must pass the exam to obtain a Alabama High School Diploma. Moody High School not only educates each student in academics but in life skills as well as being a 'team player' through athletics.

  • (10 years ago)

    The campus is new (2-3 yrs old) wonderful except at 3 05 when you are trying to pick up a kid and all the HS drivers get in front of you. There is NO LIBRARIAN but there is a library. The new administration is great BTW. But my son complained of being taught only to pass the High School Graduation exams that he had not really 'learned' anything except in band since 8th grade! And the teachers teach like slugs way too slow. With these complaints I've found another school.

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