PROFICIENCY 40% 5% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Jackson County

Section High School is a school servicing grades KG to 12 and is located in the district of "Jackson County" in Section, AL. There are a total of 550 students and 32 teachers at Section High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 287 free lunch students and 68 reduced lunch students.

Section High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 39.5%, which is 5% higher than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch287
Reduced lunch68


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment14
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)14
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses<=2

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 Section High School, there are a total of 14 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 School25-29%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65-69%

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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Section High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 77.0% 83.8% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 0.4% 2.9% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.4% 0.3% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.4% 3.3% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 18.6% 8.6% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.3% 0.9% 1.7% 3.1%

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Section demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1579291
Median age39.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Speak English99%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%

Education level achieved in Section

Completed 8th grade75.6%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school73.3%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college51.2%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.2%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.9%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%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 Section 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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