PROFICIENCY 51% 35% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
44%Houston County

Wicksburg High School is a school servicing grades KG to 12 and is located in the district of "Houston County" in Newton, AL. There are a total of 960 students and 51 teachers at Wicksburg High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 323 free lunch students and 52 reduced lunch students.

Wicksburg High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 50.5%, which is 35% higher than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch323
Reduced lunch52


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Wicksburg High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School15-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School75-79%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Wicksburg High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 89.6% 78.7% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 4.4% 15.2% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.4% 0.4% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 4.1% 4.1% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.2% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 1.4% 1.7% 3.1%

Newton demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1069791
Median age40.238.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%57%55%
Speak English98%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%

Education level achieved in Newton

Completed 8th grade75.6%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school73.9%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college44.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree19.5%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors9.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.5%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Wicksburg High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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